Albert Watson

Sean Connery, b. 1930. Actor

About this artwork

Edinburgh-born Sean Connery tried his hand at being a milkman, lifeguard, coffin-polisher and artists' model before the James Bond movies propelled him to stardom. Connery takes a lively interest in Scottish politics. He has also endowed the Scottish Education Trust with the profits of the film 'Diamonds Are Forever'. This portrait by Scottish photographer, Albert Watson, shows Connery in an Indiana Jones-style cap, reminiscent of the one Harrison Ford wore in the 1989 film which saw Connery play Professor Henry Jones. The lighting and low viewpoint of this image contributes to Connery appearing to have a heroic quality.

  • title:
    Sean Connery, b. 1930. Actor
  • accession number:
    PGP 803
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  • materials:
    archival pigment print on aluminium
  • date created:
    2003
  • credit line:
    Gift of the photographer 2011
  • copyright:
    © Albert Watson

Albert Watson

Albert Watson