Jason Joseph Connery (born 11 January 1963) is an English actor and director. He is the son of Sean Connery and Diane Cilento. On screen, he is best known for appearing in the third series of the ITV drama programme Robin of Sherwood in 1986. He took over the main role after Michael Praed's character was killed off at the end of the second series.
Jason Joseph Connery
11 January 1963
(m. 1996; div. 2002)
|Relatives||Raphael Cilento (maternal grandfather)|
Phyllis Cilento (maternal grandmother)
Neil Connery (paternal uncle)
Connery was born and raised in London. He is the son of Scottish actor Sean Connery (1930-) and his first wife, the Australian actress Diane Cilento (1933–2011). 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.
Connery performed many roles in theatre and subsequently had parts in several B-films. His film début was in The Lords of Discipline (1983). He appeared in the Doctor Who serial Vengeance on Varos in 1985; he also portrayed Robin Hood in the final season of the television series Robin of Sherwood in 1986.
He later portrayed James Bond creator Ian Fleming in the 1990 television drama Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming. In 1997, he appeared in 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. 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 was a main character in the children's show Shoebox Zoo and returned in the second series in September 2005.
In 2008, he made his directorial début with the film Pandemic and in 2009 directed The Devil's Tomb. Connery directed the 2011 "After Dark Originals" film 51, and The Philly Kid (2012) for the "After Dark Action" series.
In 2016 Connery directed Tommy's Honour, a film celebrating the lives of golf pioneers Old Tom Morris and Young Tom Morris. The film opened the 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival on 15 June 2016, and won Best Feature Film at the 2016 British Academy Scotland Awards.
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Connery met American actress Mia Sara during the making of Bullet to Beijing in Russia. They married in 1996, and in June 1997 they had a son named Dashiell Quinn Connery. The couple divorced in 2002.
|1983||The Lords of Discipline||MacKinnon||Franc Roddam|
|1984||The Boy Who Had Everything||John Kirkland||Stephen Wallace|
|1984||The First Olympics: Athens 1896||Thomas Pelham Curtis||Alvin Rakoff|
|1984||Nemo||Nemo (teen)||Arnaud Sélignac|
|1985||Doctor Who:Vengeance on Varos||Jondar||TV series||Ron Jones|
|1986||The Venetian Woman||Jules||Mauro Bolognini|
|1986||Robin of Sherwood||Robin / Robert of Huntingdon||TV series||Sid Roberson|
|1987||Worlds Beyond||TV series||Sue Butterworth|
|1988||Bye Bye Baby||Marcello||Enrico Oldoini|
|1988||Puss in Boots||Corin||Eugene Marner|
|1989||Tank Malling||Dunboyne||James Marcus|
|1989||Casablanca Express||Alan Cooper||Sergio Martino|
|1990||Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming||Ian Fleming||TV||Ferdinand Fairfax|
|1990||Lenin: The Train||David||TV||Damiano Damiani|
|1991||Mountain of Diamonds||Michael Courteney||TV||Jeannot Szwarc|
|1992||Beauty and the Beast (Bevanfield Films)||Beast (voice)||TV||Timothy Forder|
|1992||The Sheltering Desert||Henno Martin||Regardt van den Bergh|
|1992||The Other Side of Paradise||Chris Masters||TV||Renny Rye|
|1992||Aladdin (Bevanfield Films)||The Vizier||TV||David Thwaytes|
|1995||Bullet to Beijing||Nick||George Mihalka|
|1995||Midnight in Saint Petersburg||Nikolai Petrov||Douglas Jackson|
|1996||The Successor||Peter Reardon / Romanov||Rodoh Seji|
|1997||Casualty||James Dunham||TV series||Beryl Richards|
|1997||The Famous Five||Jeff Thomas||TV series||John Gorrie|
|1998||Urban Ghost Story||John Fox||Geneviéve Jolliffe|
|1998||Merlin: The Quest Begins||Young Merlin||TV||David Winning|
|2000||Shanghai Noon||Calvin Andrews||Tom Dey|
|2000||The Strip||Ray Burden||TV series|
|2001||Requiem||Mr. Hunter||Jon Kirby|
|2001||Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell||Professor Joel Barash||TV||Chris Angel|
|2001–2002||Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!||Bennington (voice)||TV series|
|2002||Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776||voice||TV series|
|2001–2003||Smallville||Dominic Sanatori||TV series||Greg Beeman|
|2003||Gadget and the Gadgetinis||Voice||Bruno Bianchi|
|2004–2005||Shoebox Zoo||Dad (Series 1: eps 1 to 13, Series 2: eps 1, 9–13)||TV series|
|2005||Private Moments||Gillian||Jag Mundhra|
|2005||Amateur||Man on Television||Joshua Adler|
|2005–2006||Trollz||Mr. Trollheimer Star (voice)||Karen Hyden|
|2006||The Wild||Flamingo (voice)||Steve 'Spaz' Williams|
|2006||Lightspeed||Daniel Leight / Lightspeed||TV||Don E. FauntLeRoy|
|2006||The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II: The Rise of the Witch-king||Captain Carthedan / Karsh the Whisperer||Video Game||Jill Donald|
|2006||The Far Side of Jericho||John||Tim Hunter|
|2006||Hoboken Hollow||Trevor Lloyd||Glen Stephens|
|2007||The Thirst: Blood War||Cladius||Tom Shell|
|2007||Night Skies||Richard||Roy Knyrim|
|2007||George Lopez||Mike||TV series||Joe Regalbuto|
|2007||Brotherhood of Blood||Keaton||Michael Roesch|
|2007||An Accidental Christmas||Myles||TV||Fred Olen Ray|
|2008||I Am Somebody: No Chance in Hell||Sam||Original title: Chinaman's Chance: America's Other Slaves||Aki Aleong|
|2008||La Linea||Randall||James Cotten|
|2009||Alone in the Dark II||Parker||Michael Roesch|
|2010||Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days||Glazer||Video Game|
|2010||The Search for Santa Paws||Haggis|
|2011||Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior||John Clayford||TV Series|
|2019||The Untold Story||Adam|
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