Sean Connery is reputedly argumentative and tight-fisted; he is also fiercely patriotic (he sports a ‘Scotland Forever’ tattoo), a consummate professional and, now in his 70s, still dashing, charismatic and regarded by some as the world’s sexiest man.
Born into a poor Edinburgh family, Connery dreamed of being rich enough to own a piano. After time as a choir boy, nude model and bodybuilder, he decided he wanted to act, and his perseverance finally paid off when he beat better-known competition to play the first James Bond in Dr. No. His suave and sophisticated 007 became a worldwide cult figure and turned him into a (reluctant) superstar.
Yearning to move on from the Bond persona, Connery went on to star in some truly memorable movies including The Man Who Would Be King, The Name of the Rose, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Rock, confirming his status as a genuine star. For his role as Jimmy Malone in The Untouchables he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, which many considered to be long overdue.
Coinciding with the fortieth anniversary of Dr. No, this revealing and intimate biography has been brought completely up to date.
Includes in depth interviews with Connery's family, friends and co-stars.
Illustrated with an eight-page section of photographs including some family pictures