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Sean Connery dies aged 90

31 October 2020

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen in Dr No (1962) – and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

Sir Sean died peacefully in his sleep in the Bahamas, having been “unwell for some time”, his son said.

His acting career spanned five decades and he won an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hill, The Man Who Would Be King, The Name of The Rose, Zardoz, OutlandThe Hunt for Red October, Highlander and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.