MOVIE legend Sir Sean Connery has announced that he is officially quitting public life.
And all this week in The Scottish Sun the 80-year-old super Scot opens his heart on his life and gives us the full lowdown on his plans for retirement.
Here, on Day One of our sensational series, Sir Sean talks to JOAN McALPINE about being the world’s sexiest star and his love for golf, swimming, cats… and loyal wife Micheline.
FOR 50 years men have wanted to be him. Women just want him – period.
He’s a Hollywood sex idol, a man’s man.
Leading ladies including Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, Brigitte Bardot, Kim Bassinger and Catherine Zeta-Jones have all fallen for his charms.
But in reality his petite wife Micheline Roquebrune Connery is the one true love of his life.
Imagine the scene. Their eyes met across the dinner table – 007 James Bond is calling you ‘Ma Cherie’ in that unmistakable sexy Scottish brogue.
But it’s not a movie scene, it’s not an act and the woman isn’t some Hollywood goddess.
Micheline is one LUCKY woman.
Sir Sean says simply: “Micheline is an amazing woman. She is the love of my life.”
I spent several days as a guest of Sir Sean and Micheline at their beautiful villa, near Nassau, in the Bahamas – the islands off the coast of Florida where he filmed Thunderball in 1965.
For the first time the real Sir Sean Connery – living legend, Hollywood icon and proud Scot, who’s known as Big Tam to his mates – is laid bare.