Sunday, November 29, 2020

Here’s What to Know About Sir Sean Connery’s Link to the Bahamas

James Bond legendary actor Sir Sean Connery had strong connections to the Bahamas, having lived in the country for nearly 30-years before his death on Saturday.

His son, Jason Connery revealed that Sir Sean died “peacefully in his sleep” being “unwell for some time.”

Jason said his father was surrounded by some family members when he died overnight in Nassau in his Lyford Cay home.

Back in 2003, Sir Sean said the Bahamas became home to him. He said he enjoyed the anonymity of living in the country. “I don’t have a problem when I go out now. I walk everywhere, I don’t have a bodyguard, don’t have a minder.”

Sean was an actor for nearly 50 years, winning an Oscar in 1988 for his role in The Untouchables.  Other films include:

  • Dr No (1962)
  • From Russia with Love (1963)
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • You Only Live Twice (1967)
  • Diamonds are Forever (1971)
  • Never Say Never Again (1983)

 

1. Sean Connery recorded the dialogue for From Russia with Love video game in the Bahamas

In 2005, Sean Connery recorded the lines for the video game From Russia with Love, based on the likeness of the 1963 film, from his home in the Bahamas.

Sean Connery said, “As an artist, I see this as another way to explore the creative process. Video games are an extremely popular form of entertainment today, and I am looking forward to seeing how it all fits together”.

2. Sir Sean Connery supported Save the Bays

Sean voiced his support to protect the marine environment threatened by Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard’s proposed development in the Lyford Cay Community. Sean with other members of Save the Bays filed a lawsuit to force a review of the plans, claiming environmental damage to Clifton Bay which includes a beach where a James Bond film was set.

Sean said, “As a longtime resident of the Bahamas, a country whose beautiful waters and beaches have been featured in a number of my films, I am proud to be a supporting member of Save The Bays, and to urge all Bahamians, citizens, and residents, to support our effort to defend Clifton Bay along with all the natural resources of this country.”

3. Sean bunkered in the Bahamas during Hurricane Dorian

When Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas, Sean rode out the storm at his home in Lyford Cay with his wife Micheline.

Sean said he prepared for the storm as his ‘hurricane-experienced staff’ assisted him to make preparations for the storm, securing windows, and moving furniture inside.

The Scottish actor said in 2019, “We are both fine. We were lucky compared to many others and the damage here was not great. We had been prepared for the storm, everything was ready in advance – we weren’t taking any chances and knew what to do.”

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