On the 31st of October 2020 it was announced that the actor Sean Connery had died peacefully in his sleep at his home in the Bahamas. The proud Scotsman who is best known for being the first person to play James Bond, Ian Fleming’s most famous character, on the big screen.
However James Bond was not the only character who first appeared in a book. So to mark the passing of the actor I thought it would be nice to list all the films that he starred in that were originally books.
Books Made in to Films Staring Sean Connery
|Title||Film Release date||Charactere||Writter||Date||Notes|
|On the Fiddle||1961||Pedlar Pascoe||R.F. Delderfield||1961|
|Anna Karenina||1961||Count Alexis Vronsky||Leo Tolstoy||1873|
|Dr No||1962||James Bond||Ian Fleming||1958|
|From Russia With Love||1963||James Bond||Ian Fleming||1957|
|Woman of Straw||1964||Anthony ‘Tony’ Richmond||Catherine Arley||1954||french name La femme de paille|
|Marnie||1964||Mark Rutland||Winston Graham||1961|
|Goldfinger||1964||James Bond||Ian Fleming||1959|
|Thunderball||1965||James Bond||Ian Fleming||1961|
|A fine Mess||1966||Samson Shillitoe||Elliott Baker||1960|
|You Only Live Twice||1966||James Bond||Ian Fleming||1964|
|The Molly Maguires||1970||Jack Kehoe||The Molly Maguires||1969|
|The Anderson Tapes||1971||Robert ‘Duke’ Anderson||Lawrence Sanders||1970|
|Diamonds Are Forever||1971||Jame Bond||Ian Fleming||1956|
|Murder on the Orient Express||1974||Col. Arbuthnot||Agatha Christie||1934|
|The Man Who Would Be King||1975||Daniel Dravot||Rudyard Kipling||1888|
|The First Great Train Robbery||1978||Pierce||Michael Crichton||1975||Book called The Great Train Robbery|
|Title||Film Release Date||Charactor||Writer||Date||Notes|
|The Man with the Deadly Lens||1982||Patrick Hale||Charles McCarry||1979||based on the novel The Better Angels|
|Five Days One Summer||1982||Douglas Meredith||Kay Boyle||1932||short story: “Maiden, Maiden”|
|The Name of the Rose||1986||William von Baskerville||Umberto Eco||1980|
|Family Business||1989||Jessie||Vincent Patrick||1985|
|The Hunt for Red October||1990||Marko Ramius||Tom Clancy||1984|
|The Russia House||1990||Barley|
John le Carré
|Rising Sun||1993||John Connor||Michael Crichton||1992|
|A good Man in Africa||1994||Dr. Murray||William Boyd||1981|
|Just Cause||1995||Paul Armstrong||John Katzenbach||1992|
|The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen||2003||Allan Quatermain||Alan |
So there we have it, all the books that Sean Connery helped to make into movies, I am not saying that any of the films were better than the books, I do not think i would be allowed to keep doing a book blog. However i will say many stand up as a good film in their own right.
If you wish to see an obitteruy to Sean Connery you can read the BBC here.
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