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From the mo­ment he first ut­tered the words “Bond, James Bond”, Sean Con­nery made the part his own.

There have been other Bonds, but no other ac­tor had Con­nery’s grace, dev­il­ish good looks, dead­pan hu­mour and that glint of me­nace.

The role took the for­mer Ed­in­burgh milk­man to global star­dom.

But Sir Sean was far more than a sin­gle part. He shone in A Bridge Too Far, In­di­ana Jones and the Last Cru­sade and the Oscar-win­ning The Un­touch­ables – to name just a few of his out­stand­ing film cred­its.

He was a proud Scot, who gen­er­ously backed a char­ity to im­prove chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tion in his home coun­try.

In the end, the only vil­lain he was un­able to beat was old age.

Un­like the de­bonair film hero he played to per­fec­tion, Con­nery only got to live once... but what a life it was.

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