Sean Connery

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Random House, Oct 31, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 336 pages

Among European actors Sean Connery is unparalleled in his achievements. Having extended his career from theatrical successes through every genre of film, as James Bond he became the backbone of the most lucrative movie franchise in history.

Born in an Edinburgh tenement, Sean Connery later served time as a milkman, cabinet polisher and art model. He turned to acting on a whim, and early onstage success in South Pacific translated into a TV and movie career. Taking his talents such as The Name of the Rose, The Hunt for Red October and The Rock. His role as Jimmy Malone in Brian De Palma's The Untouchables won him an Academy Award, which many saw as recongnition of a body of superlative screen creations over twenty years.

 

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Contents

Cover
Edinburgh Forever
Hed No Have Made it as a Milkman
Adrift in South Pacific
Heavyweight Success
Faltering Fox and the Classic Anchor
Enter the Walking Aphrodisiac
Hitch Effortlessly
Misses
Fighting Back
Enter Oscar
Untouchable?
3
Return of the Rock
4
Finding Connery

Agony and Ecstasy
You only live Twice?
1
A 60s Hangover
2
Micheline on Course
Hits
6
Picture Section Appendix The Films
7
Index
Acknowledgments and Sources Copyright
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Michael Feeney Callan was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland, and started publishing poetry in his teens. He won the Hennessy Literary Award for his short fiction and wrote the major RTE crime series The Burke Enigma. Subsequently he joined BBC Television Drama as a story editor and wrote for ITV's The Professionals. He has published a volume of poems, Fifty Fingers, several TV and original novels and a series of best-selling biographies, among them the acclaimed authorised biography of Robert Redford. A painter and filmmaker, he has also produced and directed documentaries on The Beach Boys and Luke Kelly of the Dubliners.

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