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Sir Sean Connery was born - On this day in history

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Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery was born on 25 August 1930 in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh. Connery was brought up in Edinburgh and worked as a milkman before joining the Royal Navy, from which he was discharged on medical grounds. He moved onto other work, including lifeguarding at Portobello Swimming Pool and working as a life drawing model at the Edinburgh College of Art.

After working backstage at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh, Connery took on a number of minor acting roles, before achieving worldwide fame through his starring roles in seven James Bond films:

  • Dr No (1962)
  • From Russia With Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Diamonds are Forever (1971)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)

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