Friday, June 18, 2010
SPOTTED: Sean Connery!
It's been almost five decades since he first appeared as James Bond.
While endless re-runs will immortalise him as the dashing 007, however, Sir Sean Connery looks somewhat less heroic in real life these days.
But the 79-year-old actor was still sprightly enough to perform a jig for the cameras as he arrived for the opening gala of the 64th Edinburgh International Film Festival in his native Scotland.
The star, who turns 80 in August, signed autographs and joked with fans who were lining the red carpet.
Sir Sean starred in six Bond films between 1962 and 1971, including Dr No and Goldfinger, before returning to the role for 1983's 'unofficial' 007 movie Never Say Never Again.
It was his role as the first of the big screen James Bonds that contributed to him once being named as the greatest living Scot and he was given a knighthood in July 2000.
In 1989 he was proclaimed the Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, and in 1999, at the age of 69, he was voted the Sexiest Man of the Century.
During his visit to Scotland, Sir Sean returned to the Edinburgh street where he was born to unveil a plaque on a new housing developmenT.
Awww! Me like though...cute papppy!!!