Who is Sean Connery’s wife? The legendary actor has tragically passed away and fans are keen to reflect on his life with Micheline Roquebrune.
In recent instalments of the Bond franchise, audiences have enjoyed seeing Daniel Craig bring an entirely new take to the iconic role.
On the other hand, many look further back when citing their favourite portrayal, whether that’s Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton. All arguably did something exciting and unique with the part. However, the popular favourite is often the one and only Sean Connery.
He starred in an impressive seven Bond movies, from 1962’s Dr. No to 1983’s Never Say Never Again.
It doesn’t stop there though, obviously!
The beloved actor turned in exceptional performances in such films as The Untouchables, Marnie, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Rock and many more.
Sadly, the Scottish Oscar-winner has passed away at aged 90.
The BBC addresses that he passed peacefully in his sleep while in the Bahamas. His son revealed that he had been “unwell for some time.”
Sean Connery wife: Micheline Roquebrune
The actor was married to Micheline Roquebrune, whom he married in 1975. He was previously married to Diane Cilento between 1963 and 1973.
As highlighted by The Sun, she is a Moroccan-French painter and the pair met in 1970 at a golf tournament in Morocco.
She had been married twice previously to her relationship with Sean but the source includes that the couple had immediate chemistry, with the actor elaborating on complications which arose at the start: “In the early days it was difficult for us to see each other. She was still living in North Africa with her children.”
As well as being a painter, The Sun also acknowledges her work as a playwright and notes that she won a Tony Award for the Broadway production Art.
She is also credited as a crew member on the aforementioned Connery-Bond vehicle, Never Say Never Again over on IMDb, while she has also been interviewed for numerous documentaries on both Sean and his role in Bond.
Besides art and plays, she regularly played golf with her husband and they lived together in the Bahamas prior to his tragic passing.
Do they have children?
The couple never had children together. However, both had children from prior relationships.
Sean and Diane had Jason Connery back in 1963 and the 57-year-old, like his father, is also an actor, while also having worked as a director and voice-actor. He’s perhaps best known for Robin of Sherwood.
Tributes pour in for Sean Connery
Since the very unfortunate news broke, a wealth of Sean Connery fans have flocked to Twitter and posted their touching tributes.
Check out a selection of tweets:
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