Fast Facts

  • Enlisted in the British Navy at age 16 and was discharged three years later due to stomach ulcers.
  • Entered the 1950 Mr. Universe contest and finished third.
  • Before becoming an actor, he worked as a bricklayer, lifeguard, coffin polisher, milkman and nude model for Edinburgh art students.
  • Donated his entire salary from the 1971 Bond film Diamonds Are Forever to the Scottish International Educational Trust, a charity he cofounded.
  • Was voted Sexiest Man of the Century by People Magazine in 1999.
  • Was named a Knight of the British Empire in 2000.
  • Played Dustin Hoffman's father in 1989's Family Business and Harrison Ford's father in 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, despite being only seven years older than Hoffman and 12 years older than Ford.
  • Officially retired from making public appearances in 2011.

Awards

  • 1990, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1988, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1987, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1999, European Film Awards — Best European Actor- People's Choice Award: Winner
  • 1996, Golden Globe — Cecil B. DeMille Award: Winner
  • 1998, BAFTA Film Awards — Academy Fellowship: Winner
  • 1972, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1991, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 1988, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor in a Leading Role: Winner
  • 1998, Tony — Play: Winner
  • 1969, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1966, Golden Globe — Henrietta Award (World Film Favorites): Winner
  • 1988, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1990, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Neil Connery — Brother
  • Diane Cilento — Ex-wife
  • Jason Connery — Son
  • Joseph Connery — Father
  • Euphamia Maclean Connery — Mother
  • Micheline Roquebrune — Wife