Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:00:00 GMT | By Francis Whittaker
Sean Connery: the first Bond in profile

From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball

Sean Connery in Goldfinger (© Rex Features)
  • Sean Connery in Dr. No (© Rex Features)
  • Sean Connery in Goldfinger (© Rex Features)
  • Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (© Rex Features)
  • A Bridge Too Far (© Rex Features)
  • Micheline Roquebrune (© Rex Features)
  • Sean Connery at the 1988 Academy Awards (© Getty Images)
  • Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (© Rex Features)
  • Sean Connery (© Rex Features)
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As the Bond films' popularity increased, Connery continued to make the role his own. And it wasn't just the Scotsman's profile that was skyrocketing - the 007 films kept on becoming more and more high budget affairs, with his third outing as Bond, Goldfinger, having a budget equal to that of the two preceding films combined.