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  1. Arise Sir Sean Connery arrives in paperback in US

    The new paperback edition of John Parker’s Arise Sir Sean Connery: The Biography of Britain’s Greatest Living Actor is now available in the US.

    Originally published in hardback in 2005, this paperback edition of the biography of the first James Bond star is published by John Blake and retails for $14.95.

    The official blurb:

    'Arise Sir Sean Connery: The Biography of Britain's Greatest Living Actor'

    Arise Sir Sean Connery: The Biography of Britain’s Greatest Living Actor

    Sean Connery is one of the world’s true superstars, applauded by critics and filmgoers alike.

    Now, John Parker traces the rise to stardom of the tough Edinburgh street kid, who left school at the age of 13. Arriving in London with gold teeth and tattoos to seek his fortune in the meat market of bodybuilding, Connery fought against snobbery to become a self-taught Shakespearean actor. Then came the big break. Auditioning for the part of James Bond, he told producers with typical bluntness how Bond should be played, and it landed him the job–and overnight stardom. Connery went on to become one of the world’s most versatile, highly paid actors, winning an Oscar for his role in The Untouchables. Here, John Parker offers an engaging portrait of one of the most glamorous, talented, and complex actors in movie history.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2009-08-14
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