Sir Sean Connery

1930-

ACTOR

Born and brought up in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, Sean Connery earned an early wage as a delivery boy on a horse-drawn milk cart. His daily round included Fettes College. It is an interesting coincidence that the author Ian Fleming chose Fettes as the school attended by his fictional secret agent, James Bond, a character with whom Connery's name will always be associated.
The actor now makes his home in Spain, but returns regularly to Scotland. He donated the $1,000,000 fee from one of the Bond films in order to found the Scottish International Education Trust, which financially assists individual Scots to develop their talents.

He has honorary degrees from St Andrews University and Heriot-Watt University. To promote his native city he made a film, Sean Connery's Edinburgh. In 1987 he was awarded an Oscar for his performance in The Untouchables.
In 1992 he was made a freeman of his native city of Edinburgh.
He was eventually knighted in June 2000 ,much to the delight of the citizens of the city, in Edinburgh itself.

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