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Connery, Sean Connery – Before, During, and After His Most Famous Role

By: Anders Frejdh
Sean Connery,  Herbie J Pilato, Barbara Carrera
A new 416-page biography on Sean Connery (1930–2020) written by Herbie J Pilato with an introduction by Richard Demarco and a foreword by FSWL reader Barbara Carrera was published by BearManor Media on 8th September 2023.

With an in-depth perspective, Connery, Sean Connery defines and distinguishes the iconic star’s life and career Before, During, and After his most famous role.

With a Foreword by Barbara Carrera, the actor’s co-star from 1983's Never Say Never Again (his final film as everyone’s favourite British super-secret agent), and an Introduction by Richard Demarco (Sean Connery’s lifelong friend), this book also features exclusive commentary from actors like Brendan Lynch (another of Connery’s lifelong friends), Luciana Paluzzi (Thunderball), Tippi Hedren (Marnie), and more.

Sean Connery, Herbie J Pilato, Barbara Carrera, biography
The back cover for Herbie J Pilato's book on Sir Sean Connery.

Early Praise

“There’s much I didn’t know about Sean Connery, but this book clarifies it all in a very compelling way. It’s a real page-turner, and I had difficulty putting it down. Herbie J Pilato displays an elegant writing style that is rarely seen today.” — Bill Daly, Senior Vice President, Warner Bros. Pictures/Sean Connery's Co-Star in The Molly Maguires (1970)

“A comprehensive, and thoroughly researched analysis of one of the greatest icons of popular culture... full of fresh insights into Connery’s journey, and the colossal impact he had on our lives. Pilato’s grasp of the screen persona we all came to embrace... and beyond... is fluid, and captivating.” — David Naylor, Telly/Saturn Award winning Producer, Director and Documentarian

Connery, Sean Connery is a delicious, yet ethical read.” — Michael Learned, Emmy Award-winning Actor (The Waltons)

Connery, Sean Connery is a fascinating and thorough account of the legendary actor’s life and career, from his humble, almost Dickensian childhood, to the peaks of international stardom. With gusto, expertise, and clarity, Herbie J Pilato has crafted a riveting portrait.” — John Schuck, Acclaimed Screen/Stage Actor/Director (McMillan & Wife/Annie)

About the Author

Herbie J Pilato is the author of several renowned media tie-in books such as Retro Active Television, The 12 Best Secrets of Christmas, biographies of Mary Tyler Moore and Elizabeth Montgomery, and many others. He has written for the Television Academy and, served as host and co-executive producer of Amazon Prime’s hit classic TV talk show, Then Again with Herbie J Pilato, and has produced, written, and appeared on countless documentaries for TV networks like CNN, Reelz, Bravo, TLC, E!, A&E, and various DVD/Blu-ray releases.

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