Pinewood names a sound stage after Connery

Iconic publicity still for Goldfinger with Sean Connery leaning against the Aston Martin DB5.

Pinewood Studios announced it was naming a new stage after Sean Connery (1930-2020).

The London studio used what would have been the actor’s 92nd birthday to make the announcement.

“Officially named, The Sean Connery Stage, the 18,000 square foot purpose-built sound stage is one of five new stages opening on the Pinewood Studios lot,” Pinewood said.

The announcement, understandably, heavily references Connery as the first actor to play James Bond in the film series made by Eon Productions.

At the same time, the studio mentioned other films produced at Pinewood, and its sister facility Shepperton, featuring Connery.

“First passing through the gates of Pinewood Studios for Hell Drivers (1957), other titles from his extensive filmography include On the Fiddle (1961) at Shepperton, Woman of Straw (1964) at Pinewood, The Russia House (1990) Pinewood, Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves (1991) Shepperton, First Knight (1995) Pinewood and Entrapment (1999) at both Pinewood and Shepperton.”

Connery, over a long career, was more than Bond. He did many commercial movies but also appeared in productions such as The Offence and Zardoz.

For more about Connery’s career, see THE SEAN CONNERY HAIRPIECE PAGE.

One Response

  1. It’s funny to watch Hell Drivers now. In one scene, a girl that was dancing with Connery couldn’t take her eyes off Stanley Baker’s character. Five years later, Sean would become an international sex symbol.

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