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Sean Connery

Sean Connery

I'm retiring at 80 to spend more time on golf course, says Sir Sean Connery

HE HAS exchanged the bright glare of the spotlight for the cool shade of the clubhouse. After 50 years of red carpets and press conferences, Sir Sean Connery has confirmed he will no longer make official public appearances, however this does not exclude the golf course.

Sir Sean calls it quits amid fears over his health

FILM legend Sir Sean Connery has officially retired from public life, according to his spokeswoman.

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Sean Connery prefers golf to taking pride of place at Tartan Week

HE IS one of the best-known Scots in the world - but legendary actor Sir Sean Connery is this year to snub the flagship event of a major Scottish cultural celebration in New York - insisting he prefers to play golf.

Bust is from Estonia with love for Sean

IT is certain to be one of the more unusual tributes to Edinburgh's most famous actor.

Film posters of Sean Connery as 007 fetch £14,125

THEY were worth just a few pennies when originally they adorned billboards and drew cinema-goers to see the Capital's latest rising star.

For your eyes only, Sean Connery in a thong

A RARE nude painting of Sir Sean Connery has been discovered in a Scottish artist's unseen collection and is set to go on display for the first time.

A Scots spy with a talent for poetry

AMONG the most prominent Scots who worked for MI6 was Compton MacKenzie, who would go on to write Whisky Galore, and whose literary sensibilities were proudly displayed in the official reports he despatched back to Britain.

The real story behind Bond's dinner jacket: MI6 secrets revealed in new book

IT is a scene that perfectly captures the intrigue and elegance of the life of a secret agent.

Sir Sean Connery set for return to screen … by degrees

SIR Sean Connery is to come out of retirement to help Scotland's oldest university celebrate its 600th anniversary.

Sean Connery: The greatest Scot?

As Sir Sean Connery marks his 80th birthday, Martyn McLaughlin looks at the reputation of a man who, despite the Hollywood plaudits, often faces hostility in his homeland

Sir Sean at 80: Eighty big facts you must know about Big Tam

As one of the Capital's most famous sons celebrates his milestone birthday, we look back on an amazing life

I'll never act again, says Sir Sean Connery at 80

SCREEN legend Sir Sean Connery -who celebrates his 80th birthday today - says he will never act again.

Sean Connery 'close to Bond snub'

SEAN Connery almost missed out on the role of his life because decision makers thought they could "do better" in their quest for a James Bond star.

Sir Sean Connery takes back row seat

SIR SEAN Connery has announced he is to scale down his involvement with the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Sir Sean Connery announces taking a back seat involvement in Edinburgh Film Festival

HIS presence on the red carpet has helped bring a touch of Hollywood glamour to the Edinburgh International Film Festival while his work backstage has helped to make it a truly world-beating event.

Fans in car spook Sean Connery

SIR SEAN Connery had to call the police after he was tailed by fans in the city at the weekend.

Sir Sean's the best medicine for Oliver

A TODDLER who underwent open heart surgery at just 16 days old received a boost before his latest trip to the doctor's from a very famous well-wisher – Sir Sean Connery.

The lost world of screen star Sean Connery

IT IS fast becoming unrecognisable from the industrial heartland where he was brought up almost 80 years ago.

Jokey Sir Sean points way to Film Festival

SIR Sean Connery joked with fans and signed autographs on the red carpet at the opening gala of the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival last night.

Sean Connery watching over the welfare of Scottish films

SCREEN icon and probably the most famous Scotsman alive today, Sir Sean Connery, is due back in Edinburgh this week, to join cinema fans at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for a gala screening of one of his most famous films: The Man Who Would Be King.

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