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

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Young Sean Connery (© Rex Features)
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After he left the Navy, it seemed as if Connery was destined for a life of hard work in dead-end jobs. Among other things, he worked as a lorry driver, a lifeguard, a labourer and a coffin-polisher. He also (thanks to his athletic, highly-toned physique) landed a job as an artist's model at the Edinburgh College of Art.

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