Legend Sean Connery’s connection to Morocco

Sean Connery was a Scottish actor and film producer who gained worldwide recognition for his portrayal of James Bond in seven films between 1962 and 1983. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest actors of all time and was awarded numerous accolades throughout his career, including an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to his iconic role as Bond, Connery also appeared in a variety of other films, including “The Untouchables,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” and “The Hunt for Red October.” He passed away on October 31, 2020, at the age of 90.

Sean Connery riding a horse like an Amazigh lord in “The wind and the lion”.

Sean Connery, the legendary actor known for his iconic portrayal of James Bond, had a deep connection to Morocco, thanks to his wife Micheline Roquebrune. The couple’s love story began in Morocco, where they met by chance during a golf tournament in 1970.

Despite the language barrier and distance, they fell in love and got married in 1975, living together in the Bahamas.

Micheline, a French-Moroccan painter, spoke about their relationship and how Connery was the love of her life. She described him as a “model of a man” and said they had a wonderful life together.

Sean COnnery filming in Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco (credit).

In addition to his love for Micheline, Connery had a fondness for her native Morocco. He filmed two movies there and considered “The Man Who Would Be King” among his favorites. This fim features scenes of Aït Ben Haddou, Morocco.

Connery’s affection for Morocco continued throughout his life, and he returned to the country several times after meeting Micheline. In 2004, the couple even received a lifetime achievement award at the Marrakech International Film Festival.

Sean Connery passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 90, leaving behind a legacy in film and a love story that lasted a lifetime.

Sean Connery holding the life-time award at the 4th International Film Festival in Marrakesh (credit).