Jason Connery

Jason Connery (Wikipedia)

Jason Connery is an English 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 programme 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.

Connery was born and raised in London. He is the son of Scottish actor Sean Connery(b. 1930) and his first wife, the Australian actress Diane Cilento (1933–2011). He attended Millfield School, a co-educational independent school in the village of Street, in Somerset, England, and later the independent Gordonstoun School in MorayScotland. He was later accepted into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[1]

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 season 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 Merlinin 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.

In 2008, he made his directorial début with the film Pandemic[2][3][4] and in 2009 directed The Devil’s Tomb. Connery directed the 2011 “After Dark Originals” film 51,[5]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.  The film opened the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival on 15 June 2016, and won Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards.

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