Actor Sean Connery passes away

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Sir Sean Connery, perhaps most well-known for his portrayal of 007 agent James Bond, has died at the age of 90.

The Scottish-born actor was first to bring the James Bond role to the big screen and starred in seven of the franchise’s movies.

Other films included The Hunt for Red October, The Man Who Would Be King and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as an Irish police officer in The Untouchables in 1988.

Connery was in Malta for three days in 2002 to shoot scenes for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, loosely based on the first volume of the comic book series by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill. Filming took place at Xlendi, Gozo.