SEAN CONNERY [illustrated] - Robert Tanitch
A pictorial tribute to Sean Connery's filmography with info about the making of each movie and contemporary reviews.
Writer: Robert Tanitch
Year of publication: 1993
Dimensions: 26,5 x 21cm
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.
Robert Tanitch is a British playwright, author, biographer, lecturer, theatre and film critic.
The first professional production of one of his plays was while he was still at Oxford University.
His comedies include Call It Love?, with musical numbers by Sandy Wilson, which was staged at Wyndham's Theatre, London and in Vienna in 1960; Came the Knight, directed by Trevor Nunn at the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, circa 1963; and Highly Confidential, which starred Hermione Gingold at the Cambridge Theatre, London, in 1969. He has also written material for two West End revues.
He has been the Old Vic Theatre's education projects director and has lectured on Shakespeare and run seminars in England, Australia, Indonesia and Kenya.
Tanitch has written and directed the cassette series, Shakespeare Interviews. He devised a Shakespearean revue, Shakespeare in Love (directed by David Giles) which was performed in London and Dallas in order to raise money to rebuild Shakespeare's Globe in Southwark, London.
He has written and directed several revue sketches for YouTube, some starring Timothy West and Prunella Scales.