With the latest James Bond outing, Spectre hitting the screens this week it’s time to look at the man who claimed the role for his own in 1962. A role that for many he has never truly relinquished to the actors that followed.


Sean Connery is Bond. Bond is Connery. Hard to argue with a statement like that. As for the film posters I have only one in my collection and some would say it’s not even official. Just because it’s rights are not owned by the Broccoli family? I don’t think so.

That would be like saying Psycho II isn’t an official Norman Bates film because it wasn’t directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s still has Anthony Perkins in the role and he’s still playing the same nutty Norman.

Maybe my poster of Never Say Never Again isn’t worth as much as a copy of Goldfinger but it’s still a great addition to my collection and in perfectly mint, never hung condition.

Time to  conjure up the stylish voice of Sir Sean and have a look.

Fatima Blush : “Oh, how reckless of me. I made you all wet.”

Connery : “Yes, but my martini is still dry.”


Miss Moneypenny : “You’ve never taken me to dinner… ”

Connery : “I would, you know. Only “M” would have me court-martialed for… illegal use of government property. “


” Oh, yes. All government property has to be accounted for. But as I said before, we won’t always be working on the company’s time. Will we? “


Honor Blackman : “My name is Pussy Galore. ”

Connery : “I must be dreaming. “


“My dear girl, don’t flatter yourself. What I did this evening was for Queen and country. You don’t think it gave me any pleasure, do you? “

“Oh the things I do for England.”


“That’s quite a nice little nothing you’re almost wearing. I approve. “

and I just couldn’t pass up  this rather naughty one ……..

“Well, I’m afraid you’ve caught me with more than my hands up. “