Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

All things Rugby
User avatar
EverReady
Posts: 34335
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by EverReady »

shanky wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:09 pm
Mullet 2 wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 2:05 pm Derwyn looking for attention.

What a sad case
I love how he’s offended by Connery’s old-fashioned views while simultaneously applauding and forgiving ole pussy-grabber

:lol:
I think Derwyn is on the wind up. There I said it
Last edited by EverReady on Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Varsity Way
Posts: 1276
Joined: Mon May 12, 2014 3:50 pm

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Varsity Way »

There were so many great films but he will always be synonymous with Bond. Very sad to hear of his passing. The end of an era. :((
User avatar
Joost
Posts: 4180
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Joost »

backrow wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:00 pm What time did he die, and what was his favourite sport ?

Tennish
Did you ever hear the joke about his sister’s daughter? It’s a little niche... :blush:

Surprised no-one’s mentioned his turn in The Rock - great film!
User avatar
Jensrsa
Posts: 24934
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Jensrsa »

Pity he missed the Scotland win

R.I.P.
backrow
Posts: 22512
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by backrow »

Joost wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 4:49 pm
backrow wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 3:00 pm What time did he die, and what was his favourite sport ?

Tennish
Did you ever hear the joke about his sister’s daughter? It’s a little niche... :blush:

Surprised no-one’s mentioned his turn in The Rock - great film!
Did you hear he presented awards to the worlds best animation firms? Hanna-Barbara loved getting the awards, but apparently Walt Didnae
Tussock
Posts: 215
Joined: Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:26 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Tussock »

RIP. One of my favourite actors.
User avatar
Edinburgh01
Posts: 5547
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Edinburgh01 »

Connery came from a tough background and was supposedly a proper hard man. I wonder if it had anything to do with his credibility as Bond that he could actually do offscreen some of the stuff he did on.
User avatar
Poshprop
Posts: 1000
Joined: Thu May 31, 2012 1:31 pm
Location: In the Diff

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Poshprop »

The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
User avatar
Flametop
Posts: 17727
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Flametop »

Connery
Moore.
...

Who?

R.I.P.
User avatar
Leinster in London
Posts: 5804
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Leinster in London »

I met SC in the mid 70's. He gave us a lift when hitchiking. The grand distance of approx 1km from Delgany to Kilmacanogue. We said, we're looking for drink. I think he brought us to a hotel. I've no idea if it's still there. but as 16 yr olds we got served.
Sound lad.
User avatar
Kiwias
Posts: 41510
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Kiwias »

Leinster in London wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:04 am I met SC in the mid 70's. He gave us a lift when hitchiking. The grand distance of approx 1km from Delgany to Kilmacanogue. We said, we're looking for drink. I think he brought us to a hotel. I've no idea if it's still there. but as 16 yr olds we got served.
Sound lad.
Nice one!
User avatar
CrazyIslander
Posts: 20057
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:34 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by CrazyIslander »

RIP great actor
User avatar
Olo
Posts: 6081
Joined: Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:20 pm
Location: Lutra

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Olo »

I met him several times in the Bahamas. My wife was the F&B manager at his favourite Nassau eatery back in the 90s. In the mid 2000s we opened a restaurant in Abaco and he used to stop by for a feed when he was on island. He made a point of seeking out my wife and having a chat. If she was not on deck I had to give him an update on what she had been up to.
A wonderful actor and man who carried himself in life much as he did on the big screen.
User avatar
Short Man Syndrome
Posts: 6279
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Front and centre.

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Short Man Syndrome »

Jusht like a wop...

RIP.
grievous
Posts: 12437
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Tahstown

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by grievous »

Jensrsa wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:11 pm Pity he missed the Scotland win

R.I.P.
Was he a rugby man?
User avatar
Pat the Ex Mat
Posts: 5904
Joined: Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:50 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Pat the Ex Mat »

One ping only..... :((
User avatar
Auckman
Posts: 9262
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Sydney Town

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Auckman »

Great legendary actor. Loved him in The Rock.
User avatar
Auckman
Posts: 9262
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Sydney Town

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Auckman »

grievous wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:26 am
Jensrsa wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 5:11 pm Pity he missed the Scotland win

R.I.P.
Was he a rugby man?
Yeah I read he used to get annoyed if he couldn't find the Scotland rugby results in the Bahamas due to the newspapers being late. He was then introduced to the internet and learned to follow the rugby online.
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 30621
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by eldanielfire »

Poshprop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 pm The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't Bond I think.

Connery has a really good list of films considering his supposed type casing as Bond. Interestingly his best run of quality films was probably in the 1980's:

Dr No
From Russia with Love (My favourite Bond film)
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man who would be King
Robin and Marian
Outland
Time Bandits
Highlander
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
The Hunt for Red October
The Rock
Finding Forrester
User avatar
EverReady
Posts: 34335
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by EverReady »

AND-y wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:30 pm Such a nice man and all... :roll:
He was very very different to you or I. I read a book about him years ago and as noted he was from a proper bruising background and the relation between those men and the women in their lives were pretty straight forward. In fact most of that generation held everyday beliefs you would find abhorrent e.g. my granny hated pretty much all foreigners but held a special place of hatred for working married mother's. They were utter scum and did it to buy a second coat which was code for were sluts and needed it for nights out. The people around him loved him so he was obviously alright. He remained always very private and most of the abrasiveness came from run ins with people trying to get at him. He doesn't sound like he was very nice in those encounters.
The first film I saw him in was Hell's Drivers which had Stanley Baker and Sid James in it. He had it big time. It's the perfect Saturday afternoon film that. And obviously he is a legend in Ireland for the most accurate portrayal of our great nation in Darby O'Gill. Glad to see that film is now looked at fondly.
User avatar
Lemoentjie
Posts: 3014
Joined: Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:42 pm

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Lemoentjie »

I'm shaken (not stirred) by this news
User avatar
Salient
Posts: 3591
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Queensland!

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Salient »

User avatar
MrDominator
Posts: 4421
Joined: Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:14 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by MrDominator »

EverReady wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:49 pm
AND-y wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:30 pm Such a nice man and all... :roll:
He was very very different to you or I. I read a book about him years ago and as noted he was from a proper bruising background and the relation between those men and the women in their lives were pretty straight forward. In fact most of that generation held everyday beliefs you would find abhorrent e.g. my granny hated pretty much all foreigners but held a special place of hatred for working married mother's. They were utter scum and did it to buy a second coat which was code for were sluts and needed it for nights out. The people around him loved him so he was obviously alright. He remained always very private and most of the abrasiveness came from run ins with people trying to get at him. He doesn't sound like he was very nice in those encounters.
The first film I saw him in was Hell's Drivers which had Stanley Baker and Sid James in it. He had it big time. It's the perfect Saturday afternoon film that. And obviously he is a legend in Ireland for the most accurate portrayal of our great nation in Darby O'Gill. Glad to see that film is now looked at fondly.
Good post.
obelixtim
Posts: 6215
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by obelixtim »

eldanielfire wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Poshprop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 pm The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't Bond I think.

Connery has a really good list of films considering his supposed type casing as Bond. Interestingly his best run of quality films was probably in the 1980's:

Dr No
From Russia with Love (My favourite Bond film)
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man who would be King
Robin and Marian
Outland
Time Bandits
Highlander
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
The Hunt for Red October
The Rock
Finding Forrester
Didn't he have a part in "A Bridge Too Far"? Along with a lot of other big names.
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 30621
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by eldanielfire »

obelixtim wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:56 am
eldanielfire wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Poshprop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 pm The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't Bond I think.

Connery has a really good list of films considering his supposed type casing as Bond. Interestingly his best run of quality films was probably in the 1980's:

Dr No
From Russia with Love (My favourite Bond film)
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man who would be King
Robin and Marian
Outland
Time Bandits
Highlander
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
The Hunt for Red October
The Rock
Finding Forrester
Didn't he have a part in "A Bridge Too Far"? Along with a lot of other big names.
Yup, I'm sure there are a few I missed :thumbup:
User avatar
lorcanoworms
Posts: 11761
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by lorcanoworms »

eldanielfire wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Poshprop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 pm The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't Bond I think.

Connery has a really good list of films considering his supposed type casing as Bond. Interestingly his best run of quality films was probably in the 1980's:

Dr No
From Russia with Love (My favourite Bond film)
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man who would be King
Robin and Marian
Outland
Time Bandits
Highlander
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
The Hunt for Red October
The Rock
Finding Forrester
Was in a musical Leprechaun(Darby O'Gill and the little people) thingy his finest opus, yet again playing a mick with a Scotch accent.
Got to sing "pretty Irish girl".
johnuknow
Posts: 295
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by johnuknow »

His Irish Accent was certainly unique
CanNZ2000
Posts: 2717
Joined: Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:48 pm

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by CanNZ2000 »

Watched A Bridge too Far last night, very underrated war movie.
User avatar
lorcanoworms
Posts: 11761
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by lorcanoworms »

Sat on the row beside him on a flight to London and my buddy sat beside him, all Sean had in his briefcase was a copy of the Irish times and a sandwich.
User avatar
DOB
Posts: 19163
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by DOB »

Alec Baldwin on getting his arse handed to him on the set of HFRO

https://youtu.be/jpDWMk1BA_E
User avatar
EverReady
Posts: 34335
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by EverReady »

MrDominator wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:29 pm
EverReady wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:49 pm
AND-y wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:30 pm Such a nice man and all... :roll:
He was very very different to you or I. I read a book about him years ago and as noted he was from a proper bruising background and the relation between those men and the women in their lives were pretty straight forward. In fact most of that generation held everyday beliefs you would find abhorrent e.g. my granny hated pretty much all foreigners but held a special place of hatred for working married mother's. They were utter scum and did it to buy a second coat which was code for were sluts and needed it for nights out. The people around him loved him so he was obviously alright. He remained always very private and most of the abrasiveness came from run ins with people trying to get at him. He doesn't sound like he was very nice in those encounters.
The first film I saw him in was Hell's Drivers which had Stanley Baker and Sid James in it. He had it big time. It's the perfect Saturday afternoon film that. And obviously he is a legend in Ireland for the most accurate portrayal of our great nation in Darby O'Gill. Glad to see that film is now looked at fondly.
Good post.
I covered it all. Wanted to do the big man proud
User avatar
Gavin Duffy
Posts: 15918
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Gavin Duffy »

'50 no's and a yes means yes'

Image
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 30621
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by eldanielfire »

johnuknow wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:51 pm His Irish Accent was certainly unique
Weirdly had he done a proper Irish accent in The Untouchables, his characters wouldn't have been as powerful or memorable.
User avatar
Gavin Duffy
Posts: 15918
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Gavin Duffy »

eldanielfire wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:40 pm
johnuknow wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:51 pm His Irish Accent was certainly unique
Weirdly had he done a proper Irish accent in The Untouchables, his characters wouldn't have been as powerful or memorable.
How could you know that?
User avatar
eldanielfire
Posts: 30621
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by eldanielfire »

Gavin Duffy wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:42 pm
eldanielfire wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:40 pm
johnuknow wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:51 pm His Irish Accent was certainly unique
Weirdly had he done a proper Irish accent in The Untouchables, his characters wouldn't have been as powerful or memorable.
How could you know that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPZ6eaL3S2E

Because he's so badass in that film any change can only dilute the badass character he played. It's Sean Connery mate. Also, it's my opinion.
User avatar
Shrekles
Posts: 4452
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by Shrekles »

obelixtim wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:56 am
eldanielfire wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Poshprop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 pm The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't Bond I think.

Connery has a really good list of films considering his supposed type casing as Bond. Interestingly his best run of quality films was probably in the 1980's:

Dr No
From Russia with Love (My favourite Bond film)
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man who would be King
Robin and Marian
Outland
Time Bandits
Highlander
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
The Hunt for Red October
The Rock
Finding Forrester
Didn't he have a part in "A Bridge Too Far"? Along with a lot of other big names.
He was also in The Longest Day from memory. A very minor role though.
tubbyj
Posts: 1154
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by tubbyj »

An iconic figure. RIP.

Craig Ferguson's monologue about him from 2006 when he was given a lifetime achievement award.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9kvgWfYDnM
User avatar
BlackMac
Posts: 7015
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am
Location: Middle of the Lothians

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by BlackMac »

Shrekles wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 3:19 am
obelixtim wrote: Mon Nov 02, 2020 9:56 am
eldanielfire wrote: Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:24 pm
Poshprop wrote: Sat Oct 31, 2020 11:42 pm The besshht Bond obvs but if you haven't ever seen the Man who would be King watch it and if you have seen it do yourself a favour and watch it again. Connery at his absolute finest magnificently supported by Michael, I said Michael Caine
I love that film. The first Connery film I saw that wasn't Bond I think.

Connery has a really good list of films considering his supposed type casing as Bond. Interestingly his best run of quality films was probably in the 1980's:

Dr No
From Russia with Love (My favourite Bond film)
Goldfinger
Thunderball
You Only Live Twice
Murder on the Orient Express
The Man who would be King
Robin and Marian
Outland
Time Bandits
Highlander
The Name of the Rose
The Untouchables
Indiana Jones and the last Crusade
The Hunt for Red October
The Rock
Finding Forrester
Didn't he have a part in "A Bridge Too Far"? Along with a lot of other big names.
He was also in The Longest Day from memory. A very minor role though.

Connery himself thought his greatest role was in "The Hill".
User avatar
LandOTurk
Posts: 13680
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by LandOTurk »

BlackMac wrote: Tue Nov 03, 2020 8:55 am
Connery himself thought his greatest role was in "The Hill".
Correct. I didn't overly enjoy that film myself.

For me outside of Bond, it was his performances in these that I liked the most:
- The Man who would be King
- The Name of the Rose
- The Untouchables
- The Hunt for Red October
User avatar
DOB
Posts: 19163
Joined: Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:05 am

Re: Sean Connery.......gooooonnnnneee

Post by DOB »

The Rock was another good one.
Post Reply