Sir Sean Connery at 85: Showbiz pals pay tribute to Scotland's greatest movie star 06:00, 15 AUGUST 2015 BY JOHN DINGWALL
FRIENDS and big names from the film industry feature in a new documentary charting the James Bond star's life and career.
AS Sir Sean Connery reaches his 85th birthday, friends, actors and directors have paid tribute to Scotland’s greatest movie star.
Sir Jackie Stewart, Pierce Brosnan, Laurence Fishburne and George Lucas are among big names in a 60-minute BBC Scotland documentary on the ultimate James Bond’s life and career.
The film features archive interviews with Connery spanning 50 years until his retirement from acting in 2003.
Connery will turn 85 on August 25 but it was in 1962 that he redefined the action hero with a role that catapulted him to global superstardom.
Pierce Brosnan – star of four of the spy films – said: “He was a magnificent Bond, my Bond. “I was a boy, 1964, fresh off the plane from Ireland. My mum and dad took me to see Goldfinger in Putney High Street. I was enraptured.”
Sean Connery: In His Own Words is on BBC2 Scotland on Tuesday at 9pm and on BBC4 on August 25.
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