He was the first big screen James Bond, the only man who could play Indiana Jones dad and an Oscar-winning screen legend whose influence reached far beyond the curtains of the silver screen, so we tip our hats to Sean Connery who has passed aged 90, leaving behind an awards-laden, glittering career of movie classics. His run as Bond (which included the unofficial entry Never Say Never Again with director Irvin Kershner), The Man Who Would Be King, Highlander, his Oscar-winning performance in The Untouchables, his great 90’s run with The Rock, The Hunt For Red October and his decision to step away when he was still at the height of his powers.

The BBC posted this obituary, and also this summation of his life and career.

The Scottish actor was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, being the first to bring the role to the big screen and appearing in seven of the spy thrillers.

His acting career spanned decades and his many awards included an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes.

Sir Sean’s other films included The Hunt for Red October, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

He was largely regarded as being the best actor to have played 007 in the long-running franchise, often being named as such in polls.

His Oscar came in 1988, when he was named best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in The Untouchables.

He was knighted by the Queen at Holyrood Palace in 2000.

In August, he celebrated his 90th birthday.

In these parts he will be best remembered for playing Henry Jones Sr in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, but the world will remember him as the first and to many the best Bond.