Neil Connery

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Neil Connery
Born Neil Niren Connery
(1938-01-01) 1 January 1938 (age 79)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Actor
Years active 1967–1996
Spouse(s) Eleanor Connery
Children 2
Family Sean Connery (brother)
Jason Connery (nephew)

Neil Niren Connery (born 1 January 1938)[1] is a retired Scottish actor and the younger brother of actor Sir Sean Connery.

Biography[edit]

Neil Niren Connery was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on 1 January 1938.[1] The Connery family is of Irish origin. His father Joseph Connery was a truck driver and his mother Euphemia McBain a cleaning woman.[2] Neil had a modest upbringing in a poor area of Edinburgh. Throughout his acting career, Neil has appeared in several films.

Filmography[edit]

Neil Connery's film debut was in O.K. Connery (1967), a James Bond-inspired film.[3] The film was retitled Operation Kid Brother in the United States and is also known as Operation Double 007. It became known for having a number of the original James Bond series actors appearing as similar characters.

In 1969 Connery appeared in the science fiction film The Body Stealers, also known as Thin Air, where he plays Jim Radford, an investigator trying to figure out why paratroopers are disappearing in mid-air.[4]

In 1980, Connery appeared as a guest star in the British TV Series Only When I Laugh. He played the Neil Niren MD - CT character, in the 7th episode ("Last Tango") from the second season.

In 1984, he once again capitalised on his brother's fame in Aces Go Places 3 and made a comeback on the big screen as Mr. Bond.[5]

OK Connery was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1998) under its alternative title, Operation Double 007.[6]

For most of his life, he worked as a plasterer, until an accident in 1983 ended his career. He is married to Eleanor, with whom he has two daughters.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neil Connery". Fandango. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Scottish Genealogy". Scottish Roots Ancestral Research Service. 
  3. ^ Crowther, Bosley (23 November 1967). "O K Connery (1967) Screen: Mr. Kennedy and Mr. Reagan:New Cinema Playhouse Changes Its Fare Picture Makes a Case for the Californian 'Operation Kid Brother'". The New York Times. 
  4. ^ "Invasion of the Body Stealers (Thin Air )". Film Affinity. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Aces Go Places 3". HK Film. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Recap: Mystery Science Theater 3000 S 05 E 08 Operation Double 007". TV Tropes. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Sean brother faces jail for drink-driving". 

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