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James Bond Actor Sir Sean Connery Has Died At 90

Rebecca Shepherd

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James Bond Actor Sir Sean Connery Has Died At 90

James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90, according to the BBC.

The Oscar winner was the original Bond and went on to appear in seven of the films.

Sean Connery as Bond. Credit: Eon Productions
Sean Connery as Bond. Credit: Eon Productions

The Scotsman played 007 between 1962 and 1971. He also starred in The Hunt for Red October, Highlander and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Admiring fans have taken to social media to pay tribute to Connery.

Jurassic Park actor, Sam Neill, said: "Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power- that was utterly unique to Sean. RIP that great man, that great actor."

Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, took to Twitter writing: "I was heartbroken to learn this morning of the passing of Sir Sean Connery. Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons.

"Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family and through talent & sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world's most accomplished actors.

"Sean will be remembered best as James Bond - the classic 007 - but his roles were many & varied. He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot."

Connery's acting career spanned decades and led to him being awarded an Oscar, two BAFTAs and three Golden Globes.

In 2000 he was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, News

Rebecca Shepherd
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