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English man believes he has photographed God, or 'Sean Connery or Karl Marx'

English man believes he has photographed God, or 'Sean Connery or Karl Marx'

NORFOLK, England, July 23 (UPI) --An amateur photographer snapped a shot in Norfolk that looks like God, although he concedes it could be "Sean Connery or Karl Marx."
Evan Bleier
Scottish group supporting unity with U.K. gets donation from Rowling

Scottish group supporting unity with U.K. gets donation from Rowling

EDINBURGH, Scotland, June 11 (UPI) --Author J.K. Rowling gave a $1.67 million donation to a group supporting Scotland's retention of its position in the United Kingdom on Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Sean Connery wants Scotland to leave the UK

Sean Connery wants Scotland to leave the UK

LONDON, March 3 (UPI) -- Connery urges Scots to vote for independence; says the decision would refocus attention on Scottish culture and create new jobs.
Annie Martin
Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

Helen Mirren to receive BAFTA fellowship

LONDON, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The British Academy of Film and Television Arts says it plans to present actress Helen Mirren with its Academy Fellowship in London next month.
Sean Connery doesn't have Alzheimer's, says Michael Caine

Sean Connery doesn't have Alzheimer's, says Michael Caine

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- British actor Michael Caine denies telling the German newspaper Bild his longtime friend Sean Connery has Alzheimer's disease.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.
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'League of Extraordinary Gentlemen' TV series in the works

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Twentieth Century Fox Television ordered a pilot based on Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill's graphic novel "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," TV Guide said.
Whedon has no intention of making 'Avengers 2' without Downey Jr.

Whedon has no intention of making 'Avengers 2' without Downey Jr.

LOS ANGELES, June 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood writer-director Joss Whedon says he has "no intention" of making "The Avengers 2" without Robert Downey Jr. playing Iron Man.

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Man creates celebs from peanut shells

FORT THOMAS, Ky., March 26 (UPI) -- A Kentucky man has carved out a unique niche for his business by turning peanut shells into mini statues of celebrities and other people.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012.
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Salmond kicks off independence campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland, May 25 (UPI) -- Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has launched a drive to encourage his compatriots to vote for independence.

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Celebrity impersonators gather in Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Dozens of celebrity impersonators garbed as famous folks including Sean Connery, Cher, Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra gathered in Las Vegas for a convention.

Groundskeeper Willie hails from Orkneyys

KIRKWALL, Scotland, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Groundskeeper Willie, the red-haired Scotsman who works at Bart Simpson's school, has finally revealed he is a native of Kirkwall in the Orkneys.
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Actor Sean Connery (R) and his wife Micheline Roquebrune arrive for Target Presents AFI Night at the Movies at the Arclight Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles on October 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930), better known as Sean Connery, is a Scottish actor and producer who has won an Academy Award, two BAFTA Awards (one of them being a BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award) and three Golden Globes (including the Cecil B. DeMille Award and a Henrietta Award).

Connery is best-known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond films between 1962 and 1983 (six "official" EON productions films and the non-official Thunderball remake, Never Say Never Again). In 1988, Connery won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. His film career also includes such films as Marnie, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Murder on the Orient Express, Dragonheart, and The Rock. He was knighted in July 2000. Connery has been polled as "The Greatest Living Scot". In 1989, he was proclaimed "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted "Sexiest Man of the Century".

Connery's great grand parents emigrated to Scotland from Ireland in the mid 19th century. Thomas Sean Connery, named Thomas after his grandfather, was born in Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, to Euphemia "Effie" (née Maclean), a cleaning woman, and Joseph Connery, a factory worker and lorry driver. Both his mother's parents were native Scottish Gaelic speakers from Fife and Uig on the Isle of Skye. His father was a Roman Catholic Scot, while his mother was a Protestant. He has a younger brother, Neil (b. 1938). Connery claims he was called Sean, his middle name, long before becoming an actor, explaining that when he was young he had an Irish friend named Séamus and that those who knew them both had decided to call Connery by his middle name whenever both were present. He was, however, generally referred to in his youth as "Tommy". Although he was small in primary school, he grew rapidly around the age of 12, reaching his full adult height of 6 ft 2 inches (188 cm) at 18. He was known during his teen years as "Big Tam", and claims to have lost his virginity to an adult woman in an ATS uniform at the age of 14.

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