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Also Known As: Jason Joseph Connery Died:
Born: January 11, 1963 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: actor

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This handsome son of actors Sean Connery and Diane Cilento made his own bid for respect as an actor playing "Macbeth" in a 1997 remake of the Shakespearean classic. Prior to that, the suave blond Jason Connery, whose features combine those of both his famous parents, had often been cast in dashing, sometimes heroic, leading roles. He began his career playing a cadet at a Southern military academy in "The Lords of Discipline" (1983), but had his first lead in "The Boy Who Had Everything" (1985), as a university student who has problems with his mother (played by Cilento), his girlfriend, and life. The film did not make Connery "box office" and it was three years before he again appeared in feature films, then in little seen efforts such as "Bye Bye Baby" and "Puss in Boots". Better roles came in the 90s, although not necessarily in films with widespread American distribution and Connery has remained an unknown quantity in Hollywood. In 1994, he was a German geologist who flees to Southwest Africa to avoid military service in "The Sheltering Desert". The small screen has given Connery more of a following, especially for his work (from 1985-1986) as "Robin of Sherwood", an updating of the Robin Hood...

This handsome son of actors Sean Connery and Diane Cilento made his own bid for respect as an actor playing "Macbeth" in a 1997 remake of the Shakespearean classic. Prior to that, the suave blond Jason Connery, whose features combine those of both his famous parents, had often been cast in dashing, sometimes heroic, leading roles. He began his career playing a cadet at a Southern military academy in "The Lords of Discipline" (1983), but had his first lead in "The Boy Who Had Everything" (1985), as a university student who has problems with his mother (played by Cilento), his girlfriend, and life. The film did not make Connery "box office" and it was three years before he again appeared in feature films, then in little seen efforts such as "Bye Bye Baby" and "Puss in Boots". Better roles came in the 90s, although not necessarily in films with widespread American distribution and Connery has remained an unknown quantity in Hollywood. In 1994, he was a German geologist who flees to Southwest Africa to avoid military service in "The Sheltering Desert".

The small screen has given Connery more of a following, especially for his work (from 1985-1986) as "Robin of Sherwood", an updating of the Robin Hood story that aired in the USA on Showtime. He was featured as a self-satisfied athlete in "The First Olympics: Athens 1896" (NBC, 1984) and had one of his best roles as the writer of the James Bond stories (which ironically had made Connery's father famous) in "The Secret Life of Ian Fleming" (TNT, 1990). More recently, he co-starred with his father's close friend Michael Caine (who was reprising his feature role of spy Harry Palmer" in "Bullet to Beijing" (The Movie Channel, 1995) and (The Movie Channel, 1998).

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  51 (2011)

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Dragonquest (2009)
2.
 Night Skies (2007)
4.
5.
6.
 Hoboken Hollow (2007)
7.
 Wild, The (2006)
9.
 Shanghai Noon (2000) Andrews
10.
 Urban Ghost Story (1998) John Fox
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Joined Perth Repertory Theatre after dropping out of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
1983:
Began working in feature films in "The Lords of Discipline" and "Nemo"
1984:
Made US miniseries debut in "The First Olympics: Athens: 1896" (NBC)
1985:
Starred in British TV series "Robin of Sherwood" (aired on Showtime in the USA)
1990:
Played title role in the TNT made-for-television biopic "The Secret Life of Ian Fleming"
1997:
Played "Macbeth" in new screen version
1998:
Starred in "Urban Ghost Story"
2000:
Briefly seen as the villain who kidnaps a Chinese princess and brings her to America in "Shanghai Noon"
2001:
Appeared in "Faithful Dealing," an English Restoration Whodunit produced by Dominic Madden
2003:
Toured with a stage production of "The Blue Room"
2004:
Starred as the main character in the children's show "Shoebox Zoo" (BBC)
2007:
Co-starred as one of two corrupt Pinkerton agents in "Far Side of Jericho"
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Education

Gordonstoun School: -
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School: -

Notes

"I think I'm totally committed. I love acting, but I do feel there are other things, such as my relationship with my wife and child and to an extent my friends, that are more important." --Jason Connery in the London Times May 12, 1997.

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wife:
Mia Sara. Actor. Married in April 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Family close complete family listing

father:
Sean Connery. Actor. Divorced from Connery's mother in 1973.
mother:
Diane Cilento. Actor. Divorced from Connery's father in 1973.
step-father:
Anthony Shaffer. Playwright, screenwriter.
step-mother:
Micheline Connery. Married to Sean Connery in 1975.
uncle:
Neil Connery. Actor.
half-sister:
Giovanna Volpe. Older; mother, Diane Cilento.
son:
Dashiell Quinn Connery. Born in June 1997; mother, Mia Sara.
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