The Scottish actor — who has starred in films such as The Man Who Would Be King, Marnie, A Bridge Too Far, Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade, Time Bandits and seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983 — celebrates his 80th birthday today, August 25, and insists unlikely we will ever see him grace the silver screen again.
“I don’t think I’ll ever act again. I have so many wonderful memories but those days are over,” he told Britain’s Daily Record newspaper.
“I’ve done a voiceover for an 85-minute animated film called Sir Billi, which I enjoyed and it will be exciting to see that project finished. Shirley Bassey sings the theme and Ruby Wax was also involved.”
Sean the revealed which of his films he enjoyed the most.
“Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” he said.
“I was working with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas. The teamwork was special. It was a great adventure and Harrison Ford and Denholm Elliot were wonderful actors. I had so much fun.”
His worst film? Meteor, an early 1970s sci-fi thriller about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth which co-starred Natalie Wood.
“It’s probably top of my worst films list. It just bombed,” Connery said.
“It had a great director, it had good actors including Karl Malden but the special effects were a bit limited,” Connery said.