A representative for Sean Connery has strongly denied reports that the actor is suffering from Alzheimer’s after German newspaper Bild, carrying quotes from best friend Michael Caine, said that the star was “no longer in control of his senses”.
In an interview with Bild am Sonntag, Michael Caine said: “One must have serious concerns for him.”
Bild said the loss of his memory is “noticeable” and that only a few close friends and confidantes, like Michael Caine, had access to him.
“Connery forgets his life,” was the headline in the paper, Europe’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper.
The newspaper said his wife Micheline Roquebrune, 77, was always frightened to pick up the phone when he was out on the streets of Manhattan in case of bad news, suggesting Sean Connery can sometimes not find his way home.
Sean Connery’s representative has strongly denied reports that the actor is suffering from Alzheimer’s
Sean Connery, 83, told a British newspaper two years ago that he had no interest in acting any longer.
The last time Sean Connery appeared before the cameras was in 2003 for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Sean Connery and Michael Caine became friends during the shooting of the 1975 epic The Man Who Would Be King.
A spokeswoman for Sean Connery denied the claims, saying that Michael Caine had been misquoted.
“The same article also have Sean living in Spain where you all know he does not live,” the spokeswoman said.
“This [article] is truly silly and nonsense. I do not wish to give credence to this ridiculous story.”
One time 007 Sean Connery is now enjoying himself away from the spotlight as he laps up his time off.
Sean Connery, 81, stepped out in New York yesterday as he wore his trousers high up.
The actor blended into the crowds as he went for a stroll, but at 81 he looked well as he fully embraces the ageing process.
Sean Connery, who took on the iconic role in movies including From Russia With Love and Goldfinger, opted for a checked shirt and a sun hat as he made his way around New York.
He teamed his outfit up with some beige trousers and some brown leather shoes.
Long gone are his slick suits and dapper style, as Sean Connery seemed happy to dress down.
Sean Connery carried a plastic bag as he ran errands around Manhattan
The actor carried a plastic bag as he ran errands around Manhattan, while he displayed a grey moustache.
It’s been 50 years since Sean Connery first appeared as the handsome agent James Bond this year, when he debuted in 1962’s Dr. No.
He then went on to film other Bond movies including You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.
But he hung up his spy shoes in 1973, when Sir Roger Moore took over to portray the role in Live And Let Die.
Sean Connery recently praised director Terrence Young, who launched the franchise with him as the lead, portraying the role made famous in Ian Fleming’s books.
He told Variety: “He got me a rack of clothes and, as they say, could get me to look convincingly dangerous in the act of playing it.
“And the humor was one element that was missing from the books of Fleming himself.”
Daniel Craig is currently filming his third movie as the super spy, as he shoots upcoming picture Sky Fall.