A very exciting Google Alert popped into my inbox this morning; a link to a Scotland on Sunday article on Scottish author William McIlvanney’s substantial online archive of previously unpublished work. Part of this work is an unconventional biography called Almost A Book About Sean Connery which has ‘encountered resistance from publishers who rejected it as not “properly mass-market” … More William McIlvanney’s ‘Almost a Book About Sean Connery’ Online
Edinburgh has been announced as the next location to star in the Cluedo board game. The game will feature six brand new characters and nine themed locations while the weapons remain the same. The company behind the game is making an appeal to the Scottish public to put forward ideas on which characters should fill … More Edinburgh Cluedo
I’ve been beavering away on a big Sean project (more of which can be seen at http://www.findingconnery.com) so apologies for the lack of posts recently. Until then, here’s Sean with Angelina Jolie’s hand in his face.
Had a great time at the Glasgow Film Festival over the weekend where as well as some fab films like Populaire, I got a double helping of Sean in the guises of a late night Highlander screening and a showing of his last ever film, Ever to Excel. Director Murray Grigor introduced the film – … More Glasgow Film Festival ‘Ever to Excel’ Screening
A bit of aural magic for you as Sean Connery recites Constantine Cavafy’s Ithaca with music by Vangelis – what my Sennheisers were made for…
Was just doing some photo editing on picmonkey for work and got a lovely surprise when their usual options for quality came up as: Roger: Not great quality, tiny file size Pierce: Great quality, good file size Sean: Gorgeous, but large file size It’s the little things, eh?
The Glasgow Film Festival 2013 programme was launched this week and I was delighted to see not only a great host of fab looking film fodder but also two Sean films! A late night Highlander screening on Fri 15 February 23.15 at GFT more info (Not the biggest Highlander fan but will be my first … More Sean Connery Films at the Glasgow Film Festival
There’s a nice wee piece on Sean’s Fairfields documentary in Greg Hemphill’s ‘Watching Ourselves: 60 Years on TV in Scotland’. It’s only 30mins but if you want to go straight to Sean he’s from 6.20. Watch it here (afraid this is only available in the UK till tomorrow [8pm Fri 26 Oct]) Sean’s previously unreleased sole directorial outing … More The Bowler and the Bunnet
It was 50 years ago today Dr No was released….and, well, that’s enough about Bond. In other news: Sean’s Zardoz nappy came top of the 10 Most Inexplicably Tiny Outfits in Science Fiction History He also featured in some pretty impressive gender bending of Hollywood actors. View the rest here. Also I’m not sure where … More Nappy, gender & discount
Passed Umberto Eco’s florist in Paris (*bom bom*) Came back to see Sean’s creepy monk film is on iPlayer – so if you can, watch it here before Thursday 4 October or stream/get the DVD after.