Monday, September 08, 2008

Male on Monday :: Sean Connery

Ally Blake brings you a classic Male on Monday in the guise of one Sean Connery.

I'm in the midst of writing a series of books about a family of hot young things, and I needed that family to have a strong, stubborn, figurehead.

A man of years. A man from whom five beautiful, independant, gorgeous creatures could well have been born. A man with sex appeal and an accent. Really, was there any other choice?

He is distinguished now in a cheeky kind of way, but when he was younger, boy was he yum!!! I could look at the piccie on the left for ever!


Born 25th August 1930 in Edinburgh Scotland, before acting he worked as a milkman, in the merchant navy and as a nude model.


He truly came to prominenece as the first ever Bond. James Bond. Some would say he's the best Bond by a Scottish country mile. He wasn't the first Bond I ever saw so I never warmed to him in the part. Sacrilege? Perhaps!

He was making movies for 8 years before then, appearing in movies like Darbie O'Gill and the Little People. During Bond he had few noteworthy roles such as Marnie. It was only after he left the Bond mantle behind for good that he was able to break out and make a name for himself as a versatile populist actor in movies such as the brilliant The Hunt for Red October and the fun First Knight. He won an Oscar for his magic turnout as veteran Chicago cop, Jimmy Malone, in one of my fave movies The Untouchables and was gooorgeous as Indinana Jones's dad in The Last Crusade.


He was married to Diane Cilento from 1962 to 1973, and since 1975 has been married to Micheline Roquebrune. He had one child to his first wife, a boy named Jason.


  • In 1953, he entered the Mr. Universe contest, finishing third in the tall man's division.
  • He was voted People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1989. He was 59 at the time.
  • He wears a toupee in all the James Bond movies. He started losing his hair at the age of 21.
  • He has just released an autobiography called "Being a Scot"
  • In the James Bond novel "Scorpius" he was said to be one of James's fave actors!

So there you have it, Sean Connery. A stayer!

Ally's first Harlequin Presents THE MAGNATE'S INDECENT PROPOSAL is out now in North America.

Readers have called it "sizzling", "addictive", "warm", "wicked" and "the funniest book" they've ever read. It's been a Waldenbooks best seller two weeks running and Romantic Times rated it a TOP PICK! How nice are they???

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  1. Apparently one of his first professional roles was in a stage version of South Pacific. He was in the chorus.
    But if you have ever seen Darby OGill and the Little People, you will know that he has an excellent singing voice unlike certain other actors who have played Bond...

  2. Michelle, I certainly hope you're not casting aspersions on the honeyed tones of Pierce in Mamma Mia!!!

    Ally, Good choice. Sean's certainly all male. My favourite film of his is definitely Marnie, which is uber kinky (courtesy of Hitch's weird obsessions with ice blondes one suspects), but still, talk about an alpha male! The man has it in spades.

  3. Heidi --Yes I am. I have listened to the soundtrack enough times!It is a great soundtrack to row to. Pierce Brosnana can't sing. Colin Firth can. Sean Connery can sing.
    I recently watched all of the Bonds. Sean is excellent and early ones are great.

  4. Ah, Sean. Worth going back and watching all the old films for. Thanks for reminding me, Ally!

  5. Oh god I'm getting old. THE hottest man in the history of cinema and you're casting him as the father figure. Sigh......