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Sean Connery
Biographical Information
Born August 25th, 1930
Edinburgh, Scotland
Productions Darby O'Gill and the Little People as Michael McBride
Dr. No as James Bond
The Man Who Would Be King as Danny Dravot
Recordings The Music of Disney: A Legacy of Song
The Man Who Would Be King (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

Sean Connery is a Scottish actor.

Biography

Born Thomas Connery in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, he began as a milkman and a bodybuilder before getting work in the theatre. This eventually read to small television parts and a major role in Another Time, Another Place.

Soon after, Connery was cast in his most popular role, as the superspy James Bond, which he played for six films. He later had success with In the Name of the Rose, Highlander and The Untouchables, which gained him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also played the titular character's father in the Indiana Jones series and was ultimately knighted for his services to acting. In 2006 he retired from acting, though continued to give voice performances.

Singing

Starting his career in musicals, as a "Seabee" in South Pacific, being promoted to the role of Cpl Hamilton Steeves and later Buzz Adams in Edinburgh.

Connery's baritone was called upon in several films, though never as major parts of the performances. Firstly in the children's film Darby O'Gill and the Little People, which got him spotted by Dana Broccoli, who encouraged his casting in Dr. No, leading him to superstardom. In the film The Man Who Would Be King, Connery played co-lead Daniel Dravot and sang "The Son of God Goes Forth to War" to the tune of "The Minstrel Boy".

Film

Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959)

  • Pretty Irish Girl (solo)

Dr. No (1962)

  • Underneath the Mango Tree (duet)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

  • Dravot's Farewell (duet)

Stage

South Pacific (1953)

Seabee
  • Bloody Mary
  • There is Nothing Like a Dame
Lt. Hamilton Steeves
  • Bloody Mary
  • There is Nothing Like a Dame
Lt. Buzz Adams
  • Bloody Mary
  • There is Nothing Like a Dame