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Jason Connery
Connery at Doctor Who convention in West Kirby, England in 2015
Jason Joseph Connery

(1963-01-11) 11 January 1963 (age 61)
Rome, Italy
  • Actor
  • director
Years active1983–present
(m. 1996; div. 2002)
Fiona Ufton
(m. 2021)

Jason Joseph Connery (born 11 January 1963) is an Italian-born British actor and director. He is the son of Sean Connery and Diane Cilento. On screen, he is best known for appearing in the third series of the ITV drama series Robin of Sherwood in 1986. He took over the main role after Michael Praed's character was killed off at the end of the second series.

Early life[edit]

Connery was born 11 January 1963[1] in Rome and raised in London. He is the son of Australian actress Diane Cilento and Scottish actor Sean Connery. He attended Millfield School, a co-educational private school in the town 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]


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 in the final series of the television series Robin of Sherwood in 1986.

He later portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the 1990 television drama Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming. In 1997, he appeared in 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. 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 was a main character in the children's show Shoebox Zoo and returned in the second series in September 2005.

Connery had starring roles in several horror films, including Lightspeed (2006), Night Skies (2007) and Brotherhood of Blood (2007).

In 2014 he took part in BBC One's Celebrity MasterChef and featured in the sitcom George Lopez (2002).


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 2016, Connery directed Tommy's Honour, a film celebrating the lives of golf pioneers Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris.[7] The film opened the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival on 15 June 2016,[8][9][10] and won Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards.[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Connery met American actress Mia Sara during the making of Bullet to Beijing in Russia.[13] They married in 1996, and their son, Dashiell Quinn Connery, was born in June 1997 who is also an actor. The couple divorced in 2002.[14]

In April 2021, he married Fiona Ufton, his girlfriend of five years.[15]



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: Vengeance on Varos 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
1988 Lenin: The Train David TV Damiano Damiani
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
1991 Mountain of Diamonds Michael Courteney TV Jeannot Szwarc
1992 Beauty and the Beast (Bevanfield Films) 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 (Bevanfield Films) The Vizier TV David Thwaytes
1994 Jamila Daniyar Monica Teuber [de]
1995 Bullet to Beijing Nikolai "Nick" Petrov George Mihalka
1995 Midnight in Saint Petersburg Nikolai "Nick" Petrov Douglas Ryan Jackson
1996 The Successor Peter Reardon / Romanov Rodoh Seji
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 Sanatori TV series Greg Beeman
Terrence O'Hara
Kenneth Biller
2003 Gadget and the Gadgetinis Voice

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Bruno Bianchi
2004–2005 Shoebox Zoo Dad (Series 1: eps 1 to 13, Series 2: eps 1, 9–13) TV series
2005 Private Moments Gillian Jag Mundhra
2005 Amateur Man on Television Short Joshua Adler
2005–2006 Trollz Mr. Trollheimer Star (voice) Karen Hyden
2006 The Wild Flamingo (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 Video Game Jill Donald
2006 The Far Side of Jericho John Tim Hunter
2006 Hoboken Hollow Trevor Lloyd Glen Stephens
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 [it] Sam Original title: Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves 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 Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Glazer Video Game
2010 The Search for Santa Paws Haggis
2010 Old West Frank Short
2011 Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior John Clayford TV series
2011 Sword Robert Teasdale Short
2014 Alien Strain Psychiatrist
2019 The Untold Story [1] Adam


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  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. Archived from the original on 7 January 2016. 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". Bunkered. 12 February 2014
  8. ^ White, James. "Tommy's Honour opened the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival". Empire. 27 April 2016.
  9. ^ Tommy's Honour at the IMDb. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  10. ^ Wiseman, Andreas. "Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden to star in golf drama Tommy's Honour". Screen Daily. 17 July 2015.
  11. ^ "Crime drama Shetland triumphs at Bafta Scotland – BBC News". BBC. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Jason Connery breaks down in tears as he takes Scottish Bafta for best feature film". Glasgow Live. 7 November 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  13. ^ Klast.net Archived 28 October 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  14. ^ "Life in his shadow". The Times. ISSN 0140-0460. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Jason Connery takes a weekend off from filming in Edinburgh for his own big day". www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Retrieved 9 July 2021.

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