Sean Connery was best known for playing James Bond in seven films over the course of his career. The Hollywood actor, who died on October 31, 2020, at age 90, famously played the first-ever on-screen Bond in the 1962 film Dr No. The film was a loose adaptation of the novel of the same name, written by Ian Fleming. Fleming wrote 14 novels surrounding the life and times of British MI6 spy James Bond, and knew the character better than anyone. When Connery came onto the scene, his name became synonymous with 007, and enjoyed a healthy career thanks to his role as the spy.
However, Connery was always keen to make his films as good as they could possibly be.
And an interview with Connery from 1967 sees the star speaking out about the Bond author, Fleming, and a disagreement they had.
During the chat the actor had with F Lee Bailey, Connery explained how he had to ask Fleming to alter the film’s script during the filming of Dr No.
The film was not only the introduction of James Bond to the big screen, but also Connery.
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Sean Connery starred as James Bond seven times on screen (Image: GETTY)
Sean Connery changed some aspects of James Bond to improve the script (Image: GETTY)
Although the film focussed on a spy killing various evildoers, the Scottish star was concerned it didn’t have enough moments of levity to break up the more serious scenes.
Because of this, Connery explained that he asked Fleming if they could inject some humour into the picture.
Connery said: “In the first instance the character of Bond was very well known to many people who read the