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SEAN CONNERY A BIOGRAPHY [illustrated] - Michael Freedland

Soft cover.

Fine condition.

English language.

Contains various photographs.

A richly detailed biography of Sean Connery.

Author: MICHAEL FREEDLAND

Publisher: ORION

Year of publication: 1996

Pages: 374

Dimensions: 17,5 x 11 cm

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Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is a retired Scottish actor and producer, who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, one being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, and three Golden Globes, including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award.

Connery was the first actor to portray the character James Bond in film, starring in seven Bond films (every film from Dr. No to You Only Live Twice, plus Diamonds Are Forever and Never Say Never Again), between 1962 and 1983. In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The Name of the Rose, The Man Who Would Be King, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Finding Forrester, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock.

Connery has been polled in The Sunday Herald as "The Greatest Living Scot" and in a EuroMillions survey as "Scotland's Greatest Living National Treasure". He was voted by People magazine as both the “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1989 and the “Sexiest Man of the Century” in 1999. Connery was knighted in the 2000 New Year Honours for services to film drama.

 

Michael Rodney Freedland (18 December 1934 – 1 October 2018) was a British biographer, journalist and broadcaster of Jewish descent.

He began as a journalist on local papers in 1951, initially on The Luton News for which he was reporting in 1957 when he was the only journalist present when prime minister Harold Macmillan made his famous declaration that Britons had "never had it so good". Later he was on the staff of the Daily Sketch for a year before turning freelance in 1961. His broadcasting career began in the following year, and he wrote for The Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator, The Guardian, The Observer and