Tributes have poured in for legendary Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery who died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90.
Among them was English actor Daniel Craig, the current James Bond, who paid tribute via the official 007 Twitter account.
“Sir Sean Connery will be remembered as Bond and so much more,” he said. “He defined an era and a style. The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in megawatts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.
“He will continue to influence actors and film-makers alike for years to come. My thoughts are with his family and loved ones. Wherever he is, I hope there is a golf course.”
Statement from Daniel Craig
“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema. pic.twitter.com/McUcKuykR4
— James Bond (@007) October 31, 2020
Former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan also paid tribute, writing on Instagram: “Sir Sean Connery, you were my greatest James Bond as a boy, and as a man who became James Bond himself. You cast a long shadow of cinematic splendor that will live on forever. You led the way for us all who followed in your iconic foot steps. Each man in his turn looked to you with reverence and admiration as we forged ahead with our own interpretations of the role. You were mighty in every way, as an actor and as a man, and will remain so till the end of time. Your were loved by the world, and will be missed. God bless, rest now, be at peace.”
Michael Caine who starred alongside Sean in The Man Who Would Be King described his as a “great star”. “Sean Connery A Great Star, Brilliant Actor and a wonderful friend,” he tweeted. “The Man Who Would Be King was THE KING.”
Australian actor Hugh Jackman was also among those paying tribute, writing on Twitter: “I grew up idolising Sean Connery. A legend on the screen, and off.”
Sam Neill, who co-starred alongside Sean in The Hunt for Red October said: “Every day on set with #SeanConnery was an object lesson in how to act on screen. But all that charisma and power — that was utterly unique to Sean. RIP that great man, that great actor.”
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