Published On: Tue, Aug 25th, 2020

Sean Connery at 90: Pierce Brosnan pays tribute to first James Bond with Goldfinger memory | Films | Entertainment

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As Sir Sean Connery turns 90-years-old today, fans have been celebrating the original James Bond star’s birthday on social media. And joining in the tributes this morning is Pierce Brosnan, who played 007 in the 1990s. The 67-year-old took to Instagram where he shared a memory of watching 1964’s Goldfinger as a child.

Sharing a picturing of himself with Sir Sean at a drinks party, Brosnan wrote: “Happy 90th birthday Sir Sean Connery …

“I was eleven years old in 1964, just off the plane from Ireland when I saw Goldfinger at the ABC cinema on Putney high street.

“You were my Bond of inspiration.”

Back in 2014, Brosnan said of how seeing Connery in Goldfinger helped movies take over his life “in such a glorious way”.

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He added: “And [I was there] just wanting to be up on the silver screen.

“I had some kind of naïve aspiration to be a film star.”

Brosnan also revealed how he felt his Bond was “kind of caught somewhere in between the Roger Moore and the Sean Connery of it all.

“And both men, I adored as James Bond.”

However, he admitted of his 007 turn: “But it never felt—I don’t know—real. I felt like I was in a period-piece sometimes.

“Because I could hear echoes or sensations of Connery or of Roger, which I didn’t try to censor; I’d just allow them to come in.

“But I never…. Anyway, they were successful.

“And in doing the GoldenEye, that was the ticket and the key into creating my own company, Irish DreamTime.”

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