Jason Connery

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Jason Connery
Born Jason Joseph Connery
(1963-01-11) 11 January 1963 (age 51)
Marylebone, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Mia Sara (m. 1996–2002; divorced) (1 child)
Parents Sean Connery
Diane Cilento (deceased)
Relatives Neil Connery (Uncle)

Jason Joseph Connery (born 11 January 1963) is an English actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Connery grew up in London, the son of actors Sean Connery and Diane Cilento. He attended Millfield School, a co-educational independent school in the village of Street, in Somerset, England, and later the independent Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland. He was later accepted into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[2]

Career[edit]

Connery performed many roles in theatre and subsequently had parts in several B-films. His film début was in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He appeared in the Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos in 1985; he also portrayed Robin Hood (a role his father had taken on in the film Robin and Marian) in the final season of the television series Robin of Sherwood in 1986. Connery became well known in the UK for this role.

Connery also portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the 1990 television drama Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming. (Fleming created the James Bond character, which was the role that made his father Sean Connery a star.) In 1997, he shot a fantasy film (originally intended as a pilot episode for a longer series); playing the title role of Merlin in Merlin: The Quest Begins, directed by David Winning and filmed on location in Peebles, Scotland; he appeared in Faithful Dealing (2001) in London, an English Restoration Whodunit, produced by Dominic Madden. In 2003, he toured with a stage production of The Blue Room. In 2004, he starred as a main character in the children's show Shoebox Zoo and returned in the second series in September 2005.

He made many Continental European films in the lead with the lead role in the film Night Skies (2006), and a lead role in the film Lightspeed (2006). He played a vampire hunter in Brotherhood of Blood (2007).

In 2014, Connery took part in BBC One's Celebrity MasterChef.

Directing[edit]

In 2008, he made his directorial début with the film Pandemic[3][4][5] and in 2009 directed The Devil's Tomb. Connery directed the 2011 "After Dark Originals" film 51,[6] and The Philly Kid (2012) for the "After Dark Action" series.

In February 2014, it was revealed that he was to direct Tommy's Honor, a film celebrating the lives of golf pioneers Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris. [7]

Personal life[edit]

Connery was married to American actress Mia Sara in 1996, but they divorced in 2002. The couple met during the making of Bullet to Beijing in Russia.[8] He is also the nephew of Neil Connery.

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

Year Film Role Notes Director
1983 The Lords of Discipline MacKinnon Franc Roddam
1984 The Boy Who Had Everything John Kirkland Stephen Wallace
1984 The First Olympics: Athens 1896 Thomas Pelham Curtis Alvin Rakoff
1984 Nemo Nemo (teen) Arnaud Sélignac
1985 Doctor Who Jondar TV series Ron Jones
1986 The Venetian Woman Jules Mauro Bolognini
1986 Robin of Sherwood Robin / Robert of Huntingdon TV series Sid Roberson
Gerry Mill
Robert Young
James Allen
Dennis Abey
Christopher King
Ben Bolt
1987 Worlds Beyond TV series Sue Butterworth
1988 Bye Bye Baby Marcello Enrico Oldoini
1988 Puss in Boots Corin Eugene Marner
1989 Tank Malling Dunboyne James Marcus
1989 Casablanca Express Alan Cooper Sergio Martino
1990 Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming Ian Fleming TV Ferdinand Fairfax
1990 Lenin: The Train David TV Damiano Damiani
1991 Mountain of Diamonds Michael Courteney TV Jeannot Szwarc
1992 Beauty and the Beast Beast (voice) TV Timothy Forder
1992 The Sheltering Desert Henno Martin Regardt van den Bergh
1992 The Other Side of Paradise Chris Masters TV Renny Rye
1992 Aladdin The Vizier TV David Thwaytes
1994 Jamila Daniyar Monica Teuber
1995 Bullet to Beijing Nick George Mihalka
1996 The Successor Peter Reardon / Romanov Rodoh Seji
1996 Midnight in Saint Petersburg Nikolai Petrov Douglas Jackson
1997 Macbeth Macbeth Jeremy Freeston
1997 Casualty James Dunham TV series Beryl Richards
1997 The Famous Five Jeff Thomas TV series John Gorrie
1998 Urban Ghost Story John Fox Geneviéve Jolliffe
1998 Merlin: The Quest Begins Young Merlin TV David Winning
2000 Shanghai Noon Calvin Andrews Tom Dey
2000 The Strip Ray Burden TV series
2001 Nicolas Peter Shaner
2001 Requiem Mr. Hunter Jon Kirby
2001 Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell Professor Joel Barash TV Chris Angel
2001–2002 Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action! Bennington (voice) TV series
2002 Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 voice TV series
2001–2003 Smallville Dominic Senatori TV series Greg Beeman
Terrence O'Hara
Kenneth Biller
2003 Gadget and the Gadgetinis Voice Bruno Bianchi
2004–2005 Shoebox Zoo Dad (Series 1: eps 1 to 13, Series 2: eps 1, 9-13) TV series
2005 Hoboken Hollow Trevor Glen Stephens
2005 Private Moments Gillian Jag Mundhra
2005 Amateur Man on Television Joshua Adler
2005–2006 Trollz Mr. Trollheimer Star (voice) Karen Hyden
2006 The Wild Additional Voice (voice) Steve 'Spaz' Williams
2006 Lightspeed Daniel Leight / Lightspeed TV Don E. FauntLeRoy
2006 The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king Captain Carthedan / Karsh the Whisperer VG Jill Donald
2006 The Far Side of Jericho John Tim Hunter
2007 The Thirst: Blood War Cladius Tom Shell
2007 Night Skies Richard Roy Knyrim
2007 George Lopez Mike TV series Joe Regalbuto
2007 Velocity Mic Jeff Jensen
2007 Brotherhood of Blood Keaton Michael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
2007 An Accidental Christmas Myles TV Fred Olen Ray
2008 I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell Sam Original title: Chinaman's Chance Aki Aleong
2008 La Linea Randall James Cotten
2009 Alone in the Dark II Parker Michael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
2009 Dragonquest Gurion Mark Atkins
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Haggis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Connery bio". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jason Connery - The Official Site - Biography". Jason Connery. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nothing 'rubbish' about Connery's Millfield grenade". London: The Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2008
  4. ^ Pritchard, Paul (8 November 2009). "Pandemic". Pulpmovies. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Lubischer, Mark; Tucker, Betty Jo. "Suspenseful Thriller - Pandemic review". ReelTalk Movie Reviews. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "After Dark Originals: '51' Finds a Director, New Details on 'Banshee'". Bloody-Discusting.com. 5 April 2010. 
  7. ^ "My dad is excited about my latest movie". Glasgow: bunkered, 12 February 2014
  8. ^ [1][dead link]

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