Fans are devastated with the loss of Sir Sean Connery !
Oscar-winner artist, who played James Bond for seven great movies, passes away at 90. There are total nine actors who have played the role of iconic spy, James Bond and Sir Sean Connery is regarded as one of the finest to play justice to the part.The journey of Sir Sean Connery (Source: The Independent)
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Queen Elizabeth II knighted the legendary actor in 2000. Not long ago, Sean celebrated his 90th birthday in August. The sad demise of the star was confirmed by the close ones who said, “Died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family.” The family decided to complete the final rituals in Bahamas. The family members confirmed that his health was under the weather for some time now. This mega-icon blessed our screens lastly with Stephen Norrington’s “The League of Extraordinary Gentleman” (2003).
The Scottish actor was the first one to portray James Bond with a series of seven films that the banner released between the duration of 1962 and 1983.Sean Connery for a Photoshoot (Source: Vanity Fair)
Sir Connery has served the industry for almost four decades now and has been nothing less than phenomenal. According to a poll conducted by August Radio Times in the U.K., Sean is the best James Bond actor. The total numbers of voters were around 14000, and Connery claimed 56% of the count. The world is devastated by the loss, and people poured in their condolences and tribute to the luminary.
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The official Twitter account for the James Bond spy series confirmed the news and paid tribute to the actor.
Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90. He was the first actor to play James Bond on the big screen in Dr. No in 1962, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever followed. pic.twitter.com/VaFPHCM5Ou
— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
Actor’s rep came forward to confirm the demise. He said, “His wife Micheline and his two sons, Jason and Stephane, have confirmed that he died peacefully in his sleep surrounded by family. There will be a private ceremony followed by a memorial is not planned, once the virus has ended.”
Bond producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli expressed their sorrow through their Twitter account. Their combined statement was, “We are devastated by the news of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. He was, and the fans shall always remember as the original James Bond, whose indelible entrance into cinema history began when he announced those unforgettable words-” ‘The name’s Bond… James Bond’ — he revolutionized the world with his gritty and witty portrayal of the sexy and charismatic secret agent. He is undoubtedly mostly responsible for the success of the film series, and we shall be forever grateful to him.”
Other actors who played the iconic spy- Bond
The complete list of actors who played James Bond are here-
Barry Nelson, Sean Connery, Bob Simmons, David Niven, George Lazenby,Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.Sir Sean Connery for James Bond movies (Source: BBC)
One of the other beloved actors who portrayed James Bond, Daniel Craig gave his accolades with a witty statement, “It is with much sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more. He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm sir has portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts; Sir Connery also helped create the modern blockbuster. He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course!”
Connery’s movie journey
His James bond movies include “Dr No” (1962), “You Only Live Twice” (1967) “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971), “From Russia With Love”, “Goldfinger”, “Thunderball” and “Never Say Never Again” (1983).Sean Connery after he won Oscars (Source: BBC)
Connery also starred in the iconic “Indiana Jones.” Star Wars director George Lucas, who also created Indiana Jones character, said “Sir Sean left an indelible mark in cinematic history. He will always hold a special place in my heart as Indy’s dad. With an air of competent authority and sly sense of comedic mischief, only someone like Sean Connery could render Indiana Jones immediately into boyish regret or relief through a stern fatherly chiding or rejoiceful hug. I’m thankful for having had the good fortune to have known and worked with him. My thoughts are with his family.”