Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

Discussion in 'U.K.' started by Candy Gal, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    Well Sean could rock a kilt, get the bad guy, drive fast cars, woo fast women, and always do it with style.

    We will miss your charming ways, and I may have to drink a very dry martini later.

    RIP Sean Connery aged 90.
  2. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    Shaken not stirred.
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  3. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    He lived down the road, or had an estate nearby, when we lived in Marbella for a bit... 1996-97 before we moved down to Estepona, then across to Morocco.

    There are/were more Jaguars, Rolls and Bentleys down there than any other car it seemed.
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  4. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    If you have money spend it
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  5. Scottishdk

    Scottishdk Members

    Sad day, great man and great actor too.
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  6. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Original and best Bond.
  7. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    We lost so many good people in 2020 - RIP

  8. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Not to detract from the death of Mr Connery, but having been born in '39 , I've seen the greatest in movies and music come and go. It's always sad and a great loss to see those folks that have been part of your life die and it's no exception with Sir Connery.
  9. Flagme15

    Flagme15 Members

    I know this is blasphemous, and I am not saying he wasn’t the best James Bond, but I liked Roger Moore better in that role. I thought Sir Connery was great in The Hunt for Red October.

    I agree, Joel. When one of these entertainers dies, I age a little more.
  10. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

  11. Candy Gal

    Candy Gal Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

  12. MoonGoddess

    MoonGoddess Members

    Watch till the end

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  13. scratcho

    scratcho Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Mother nature--she sure do take her toll.
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  14. Joshua Tree

    Joshua Tree Remain In Light

    He certainly was an iconic actor. I read some posts on Twitter though that he may have been physically abusive towards women, in particular his first wife Diane Cilento:

    Sean Connery - Wikipedia

  15. hotwater

    hotwater Senior Member

    Great dedication......................

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  16. Scottishdk

    Scottishdk Members

    Well said zen.
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  17. phil1965

    phil1965 Members

    I liked him very much, he played in so many films that get forgotten because he wasn,t well known at the time, Local hero was a brilliant film that he played in. I have a funny story concerning Mr Connery several years ago, I think you'll like it.
    My wife and I were asked to do some filming for Saachi and Saachi, and we were on location on a windswept country park in the northwest of England, now in itself this wouldn't have been so bad but for one thing, it was supposed to be mid-summer, in reality it was February! It was a bitterly cold Saturday and there we were on this car park going through what had to be done, being 'summer' we had to look the part obviously, there was the wife in a little strappy summer dress and me in a white T-shirt. Look below the waist however and it was a different story, under the little dress the wife was wearing a pair of jodhpurs and her long horseriding boots and I myself was wearing a heavy pair of ski pants and my big winter boots, so the order of the day was to shoot from the waist upwards.
    We filmed several scenes and then came to the big one, we had to walk along a narrow path that emerged onto a hill that overlooked the town, then stand there hand in hand and admire the view. The only problem with this was that the path ran between the car park and the hill and was used by a lot of people, the film crew posted a man at each end of the path and asked people to wait for a few minutes, they explained about the filming and by the time we approached the end of the path several people were eagerly waiting to see who the 'actors' were, perhaps they were famous. My wife and I emerged onto the hill and stood holding hands as the camera rolled, finally the director called 'cut' and the filming ended, bitterly cold we headed back to the bus to warm up and once again ran into another group at the other end of the path, then it happened.
    As we stood around I heard seeral people talking, 'who are they?' I heard someone say, 'dunno' said another, 'I seem to recognise him, let me think' said another bloke, silence for several moments, then, 'yeah, I think you're right, I recognise him' said another man. I listened with interest, wondering exactly 'who' they'd decide I was, finally one of the men said ' I've got it, he was in that film with Sean Connery, the one with the terrorists'. I waited trying not to laugh, for the response from the other bloke who was keen to be a part of it all, 'yes, The Rock!' exclaimed the other man, that's who he is, Nicholas Cage!'
    I had to try and stifle a laugh, for some reason everybody wants to know someone famous, when I was in another film I had a chap run up to me in town one morning with his wife, I'd been on TV the night before and this man was someone who I 'knew' merely by the fact we both bought our newspapers from the same shop, we'd done nothing more than said a cursory good morning to each other yet all of a sudden here he was, shaking my hand and telling his wife how we were 'best mates and went back several years', I didn't even know his name. lol.
    I may be a lot of things, but as anyone who has seen my picture on here will surely agree, the one thing I am definately not is a Nicholas Cage lookalike.
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  18. ~Zen~

    ~Zen~ Wizard in the Castle Administrator

    Imagination does many things to the brain! That's a funny story indeed, thanks for sharing that Phil!
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  19. He was old but it's still sad. He will be missed.

    I lost my great aunt Vera a few days ago. It's hard even if they're already old.

    RIP Sean Connery.
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  20. I remember his Indiana Jones movie.

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