Sir Sean Connery, most famous for his role as the original James Bond, is also an Honorary Graduate of the University of St Andrews. Sir Sean has been popping up in the St Andrews news this week for narrating the feature length film to commemorate our 600th Anniversary.
The film is called Ever to Excel. Sir Sean was in New York this week with President and Vice Chancellor with Louise Richardson to attend the Premier and Ring the Bell to open the New York Stock Exchange. Sir Sean reportedly owns a house on the scores, and is a patron of the On The Rocks Festival. Sir Sean, the 81-year-old native Scot, is passionate about the Ever to Excel documentary.
Connery is an Academy Award winning actor, and was tempted out of retirement by Richardson to narrate the documentary. Sir Sean was knighted by the Queen in 2000. Connery has also been given the superlative of Greatest Living Scot.
We don’t know when you will next see the legend around campus, but you can see him in Ever To Excel upon its release on the 24th of May.