James Bond actor Sir Sean Connery is dead

Sir Sean Connery ahead of a screening of his 1975 movie The Man Who Would be King at the 2010 Edinburgh International Film Festival (Danny Lawson/PA)

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

His acting career spanned decades and his many awards included an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

Sean was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls.

His Oscar came in 1988, when he was named best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables.

Sean was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.

In August, Sean celebrated his 90th birthday.

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