1. 'Sean Connery: Neither Shaken Nor Stirred' Released In UK

    By Devin Zydel on 2008-11-06

    A newly reprinted edition of the biography Sean Connery: Neither Shaken Nor Stirred by Andrew Yule is released today in the UK.

    Published by Sphere, this 416-page paperback retails for £7.99, but fans can currently purchase it at a discounted price at

    This is a biography of the actor, Sean Connery, who was born and brought up in an Edinburgh tenement, the son of a van driver and a charlady. Having left school at 13 and had a variety of jobs, including brickie and milkman, he spent three years in the Navy until invalided out with ulcers, and took up body-building and won a bronze medal in a Mr Universe contest. Deciding on an acting career, he made his film debut in 1956 and the major break came with his appearance in the first James Bond film, Dr No. The book traces Connery’s career and also examines the contradictions of the man himself – one who is renowned for watching the pennies but gives generously to charities; a dedicated Scottish Nationalist who lives as an unrepentant tax exile; a star who sues film companies whilst being admired throughout the industry for professionalism, hard work and commitment; a sex symbol barely touched by scandal.

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