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Postby Goldeneye » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:50 am

Sir Sean Connery collects Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh Napier
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The world-renowned actor Sir Sean Connery was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Edinburgh Napier University today (Friday, June 19).

The Edinburgh-born Scot collected his degree at a ceremony at the University’s Craighouse Campus, accompanied by his wife, Micheline, Lady Connery.

Sir Sean Connery is a Patron of the Screen Academy Scotland - a joint venture between Edinburgh Napier University and Edinburgh College of Art set up in 2005 to educate and train film making talent.

Its students and alumni are now making impressive in-roads into the world of film. Sir Sean is also Patron of the Edinburgh International Film Festival and has helped foster relationships between the two organisations.

Sean Connery is an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winning actor and producer who has acted in over 60 films. In 1987, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Untouchables. He has also starred in The Hunt for Red October (1990), Rising Sun (1993), Dragonheart (1996), Finding Forrester (2000) and seven James Bond films. He was knighted by the Queen in July 2000.

Sir Sean assists many charities. He co-founded the Scottish International Educational Trust which funds scholarships to young Scots and Scottish institutions. He is also Honorary Chairman of Friends of Scotland - a US charity formed to create, stimulate and sustain an interest in Scotland and its history.

Professor Dame Joan Stringer Principal & Vice Chancellor of Edinburgh Napier University said: “We are delighted to both welcome Sir Sean Connery home to Edinburgh and to award him with an Honorary Doctorate for his immense contribution to acting.

"He is an inspiration to so many people, but particularly to our students studying with the Screen Academy Scotland who would hope one day to work with such great actors as Sir Sean.”

Sean Connery said: “I am delighted to receive this Honorary Degree from Edinburgh Napier University. It is pleasure to be involved with a university which does so much to help develop the Scottish film industry.

“I would like to congratulate the university on its work in this area and its ongoing commitment to the Screen Academy. I wish them continued success”.
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Re: Bond legend Sean’s Dr now

Postby katied » Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:50 am

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Re: Bond legend Sean’s Dr now

Postby Dr. No » Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:39 pm

It means lot to someone like Sean to get a degree like this even if it is honorary.
BTW Sean still looks good.

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Postby Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry » Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:23 am

Dr. No wrote:It means lot to someone like Sean to get a degree like this even if it is honorary.
BTW Sean still looks good.

He does a great deal of charity work. :cheers:
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