|Actor Film producer Film actor Actor|
|AKA||Thomas Sean Connery, Sir Thomas Sean Connery|
|Date of birth||Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom|
|Awards||Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Knight of the Legion of Honour, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture, BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award, AFI Life Achievement Award, London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year, National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, Kennedy Center Honors, Kansas City Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, European Film Award – Jameson People's Choice Award – Best Actor, MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo, Henrietta Award|
|Education||Tollcross Primary School|
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Afterwards, he returned to the co-op, then worked as, among other things, a lorry driver, a lifeguard at Portobello swimming baths, a labourer, an artist's model for the Edinburgh College of Art, and after a suggestion by former Mr. Scotland, Archie Brennan, a coffin polisher. Although Connery had secured several roles as extras, he was struggling to make ends meet, and was forced to accept a part-time job as a babysitter for journalist Peter Noble and his actress wife Mary, which earned him 10 shillings a night.
During his time at the Oxford Theatre, Connery won a brief part as a boxer in the TV series The Square Ring, before being spotted by Canadian director Alvin Rakoff who gave him multiple roles in The Condemned, shot on location in Dover in Kent. In the spring of 1957, Connery hired agent Richard Hatton who got him a role as Spike, a minor gangster with a speech impediment in Montgomery Tully's No Road Back alongside Skip Homeier, Paul Carpenter, Patricia Dainton and Norman Wooland. In April 1957, Rakoff—after being disappointed by Jack Palance—decided to give the young actor his first chance in a leading role, and cast Connery as Mountain McLintock in BBC TV's outstanding production of Requiem For a Heavyweight, which also starred Warren Mitchell and Jacqueline Hill.
He also had a minor role in Gerald Thomas's thriller Time Lock (1957) as a welder, appearing alongside Robert Beatty, Lee Patterson, Betty McDowall and Vincent Winter; this commenced filming on 1 December 1956 at Beaconsfield Studios. Apart from The Man Who Would Be King and The Wind and the Lion, both released in 1975, most of Connery's successes in the next decade were as part of ensemble casts in films such as Murder on the Orient Express (1974) with Vanessa Redgrave and John Gielgud, and A Bridge Too Far (1977) co-starring Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Olivier. Connery returned to voice acting, playing the title character in the animated short Sir Billi the Vet, and in 2005 he recorded voiceovers for a new video game version of his Bond film From Russia with Love.