Sir Sean Connery, best known for his portrayal of James Bond, has died at the age of 90.
The Scottish actor was the first bring the role of James Bond to the big screen and appeared in seven of the spy thrillers. He is still believed to be the best actor to portray the British spy, beating the late Sir Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, among others.
From his acting career spanning three decades, he garnered numerous awards including an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.
Besides gaining fame from his portrayal of James Bond, Connery also gained prominence for his role in “The Hunt for Red October,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” and “The Rock.”
Connery’s Oscar came in 1988 as he was named best supporting actor for his role in “The Untouchables” as an Irish cop.He was among the few celebrities knighted by the Queen alongside Moore, Daniel Day Lewis, Elton John, and Paul McCartney, among others. Connery was knighted at Holyrood Palace in 2000. SOVEREIGHPH