He enjoyed a long and varied film career spanning 50 years, but Sir Sean Connery will undoubtedly be remembered as the first - and some say definitive - James Bond.
The actor Sir Sean Connery, best known for his iconic portrayal of James Bond, has died at the age of 90.The Edinburgh-born star was the first to bring the role of Ian Fleming's book series to the big screen and appeared in seven of the cinematic spy thrillers (every film from Dr. No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again).Sir Sean's acting career spanned seven decades and also included films like The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.
1. Actor and proud Scotsman Sir Sean Connery
Sean Connery and wife Micheline attend the 75th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theater on March 23, 2003 in Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevin Winter
2. Actor and proud Scotsman Sir Sean Connery
Backed by his own likeness as James Bond in 1962, actor Sean Connery, 53 son of a Scottish mill-worker, whose latest film, Never Say Never Again opens at the Warner Theatre, Leicester Square. Photo: PA Archive
3. Actor and proud Scotsman Sir Sean Connery
Sean Connery, best known for his role in seven of the James Bond films, relaxing in his ground floor basement flat in London's NW5. Photo: Hulton Archive
4. Actor and proud Scotsman Sir Sean Connery
Sean Connery, his wife Micheline Roquebrune and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wave to the crowd as they march up Sixth Avenue during the world's largest pipe and drum parade to celebrate Scottish Tartan Day April 6, 2002 in New York City. Photo: Mario Tama