Jason Connery

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Jason Connery
BornJason Joseph Connery
(1963-01-11) 11 January 1963 (age 51)
Marylebone, London, England
OccupationActor
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Mia Sara (1996–2002)
ParentsSean Connery
Diane Cilento (deceased)
 
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Jason Connery
BornJason Joseph Connery
(1963-01-11) 11 January 1963 (age 51)
Marylebone, London, England
OccupationActor
Years active1983–present
Spouse(s)Mia Sara (1996–2002)
ParentsSean Connery
Diane Cilento (deceased)

Jason Joseph Connery (born 11 January 1963) is a British actor.[1]

Early life[edit]

Connery grew up in London, the son of actors Sean Connery and Diane Cilento. He attended Millfield School, a co-educational independent school in the village of Street, in Somerset, England, and later the independent Gordonstoun School in Moray, Scotland. He was later accepted into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.[2]

Career[edit]

Jason Connery performed many roles in theater and subsequently had parts in several B-films. His film debut was in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He appeared in the Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos in 1985; he also portrayed Robin Hood (a role his father had taken on in the film Robin and Marian) in the final season of the television series Robin of Sherwood in 1986. Connery became well known in the UK for this role.

Connery also portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the 1990 television drama Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming. (Fleming created the James Bond character, which was the role that made his father Sean Connery a star.) In 1997, he shot a fantasy film (originally intended as a pilot episode for a longer series); playing the title role of Merlin in Merlin: The Quest Begins, directed by David Winning and filmed on location in Peebles, Scotland; he appeared in Faithful Dealing (2001) in London, an English Restoration Whodunit, produced by Dominic Madden. In 2003, he toured with a stage production of The Blue Room. In 2004, he starred as a main character in the children's show Shoebox Zoo and returned in the second series in September 2005.

He made many Continental European films in the lead with the lead role in the film Night Skies (2006), and a lead role in the film Lightspeed (2006). He played a vampire hunter in Brotherhood of Blood (2007).

Directing[edit]

In 2008, he made his directorial debut with the film Pandemic[3][4][5] and in 2009 directed The Devil's Tomb. Connery directed the 2011 "After Dark Originals" film 51,[6] and The Philly Kid (2012) for the "After Dark Action" series.

Personal life[edit]

Jason was married to actress Mia Sara (from Birds of Prey) in 1996, but they divorced in 2002. The couple met during the making of 'Bullet to Beijing' in Russia.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Acting[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotesDirector
1983The Lords of DisciplineMacKinnonFranc Roddam
1984The Boy Who Had EverythingJohn KirklandStephen Wallace
1984The First Olympics: Athens 1896Thomas Pelham CurtisAlvin Rakoff
1984NemoNemo (teen)Arnaud Sélignac
1985Doctor WhoJondarTV seriesRon Jones
1986The Venetian WomanJulesMauro Bolognini
1986Robin of SherwoodRobin / Robert of HuntingdonTV seriesSid Roberson
Gerry Mill
Robert Young
James Allen
Dennis Abey
Christopher King
Ben Bolt
1987Worlds BeyondTV seriesSue Butterworth
1988Bye Bye BabyMarcelloEnrico Oldoini
1988Puss in BootsCorinEugene Marner
1989Tank MallingDunboyneJames Marcus
1989Casablanca ExpressAlan CooperSergio Martino
1990Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian FlemingIan FlemingTVFerdinand Fairfax
1990Lenin: The TrainDavidTVDamiano Damiani
1991Mountain of DiamondsMichael CourteneyTVJeannot Szwarc
1992Beauty and the BeastBeast (voice)TVTimothy Forder
1992The Sheltering DesertHenno MartinRegardt van den Bergh
1992The Other Side of ParadiseChris MastersTVRenny Rye
1992AladdinThe VizierTVDavid Thwaytes
1994JamilaDaniyarMonica Teuber
1995Bullet to BeijingNickGeorge Mihalka
1996The SuccessorPeter Reardon / RomanovRodoh Seji
1996Midnight in Saint PetersburgNikolai PetrovDouglas Jackson
1997MacbethMacbethJeremy Freeston
1997CasualtyJames DunhamTV seriesBeryl Richards
1997The Famous FiveJeff ThomasTV seriesJohn Gorrie
1998Urban Ghost StoryJohn FoxGeneviéve Jolliffe
1998Merlin: The Quest BeginsYoung MerlinTVDavid Winning
2000Shanghai NoonCalvin AndrewsTom Dey
2000The StripRay BurdenTV series
2001NicolasPeter Shaner
2001RequiemMr. HunterJon Kirby
2001Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of HellProfessor Joel BarashTVChris Angel
2001–2002Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!Bennington (voice)TV series
2002Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776voiceTV series
2001–2003SmallvilleDominic SenatoriTV seriesGreg Beeman
Terrence O'Hara
Kenneth Biller
2003Gadget and the GadgetinisVoiceBruno Bianchi
2004–2005Shoebox ZooDad (Series 1: eps 1 to 13, Series 2: eps 1, 9-13)TV series
2005Hoboken HollowTrevorGlen Stephens
2005Private MomentsGillianJag Mundhra
2005AmateurMan on TelevisionJoshua Adler
2005–2006TrollzMr. Trollheimer Star (voice)Karen Hyden
2006The WildAdditional Voice (voice)Steve 'Spaz' Williams
2006LightspeedDaniel Leight / LightspeedTVDon E. FauntLeRoy
2006The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-kingCaptain Carthedan / Karsh the WhispererVGJill Donald
2006The Far Side of JerichoJohnTim Hunter
2007The Thirst: Blood WarCladiusTom Shell
2007Night SkiesRichardRoy Knyrim
2007George LopezMikeTV seriesJoe Regalbuto
2007VelocityMicJeff Jensen
2007Brotherhood of BloodKeatonMichael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
2007An Accidental ChristmasMylesTVFred Olen Ray
2008I Am Somebody: No Chance in HellSamOriginal title: Chinaman's ChanceAki Aleong
2008La LineaRandallJames Cotten
2009Alone in the Dark IIParkerMichael Roesch
Peter Scheerer
2009DragonquestGurionMark Atkins
2010The Search for Santa PawsHaggis
2011Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa PawsHuggis

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Connery bio". The New York Times. Retrieved 3 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "Jason Connery - The Official Site - Biography". Jason Connery. Archived from the original on 27 September 2010. Retrieved 13 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Nothing 'rubbish' about Connery's Millfield grenade". London: The Daily Telegraph, 22 July 2008
  4. ^ Pritchard, Paul (8 November 2009). "Pandemic". Pulpmovies. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Lubischer, Mark; Tucker, Betty Jo. "Suspenseful Thriller - Pandemic review". ReelTalk Movie Reviews. Retrieved 15 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "After Dark Originals: '51' Finds a Director, New Details on 'Banshee'". Bloody-Discusting.com. 5 April 2010. 
  7. ^ http://www.klast.net/bond/jason.html

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