Sir Thomas Sean Connery worked many jobs before his big break; milkman, bodybuilder, and artist’s model among others. His professional accomplishments are well documented, but what about his personal views? For instance, was Sean Connery religious?
Sir Sean Connery was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to a Protestant mother and a Catholic father. Despite his mother’s religious views, Sean was raised as Catholic, but in his adult life, this topic was not one he discussed at length.
Religion is usually a topic considered “off-limits” at a dinner party, but who, if anyone, did this knighted Scot bend the knee to in his private time? This article will take a look at the more personal side of Sir. Connery and what his religious views were throughout his long life.
Was Sean Connery A Religious Man?
Sir. Connery has never outright confirmed or denied his religious views. Throughout his decades-long career, Sean was more vocal about his political views, with him firmly backing an independent Scottish sovereign state separated from the United Kingdom.
Being born to both Catholic and Protestant parents, it is again inconclusive as to which religion, if any, Sean identified with. Upon his death, his family did not disclose what denomination would be presiding over the funeral service.
Although Sean was married twice, no information was shared publicly about the type of ceremonies that were had. It is uncertain whether these marriages were held in a church or if they were conducted by someone who is considered a non-denominational officiant.
Does Sean Connery Like Religion?
In 2001, it was reported that Sean attacked religious bigotry after receiving an invitation to witness the unveiling of the memorial made for those that were victims of the great famine in Scotland and Ireland, which Sir Connery had to decline due to being double booked.
Even though there have been unconfirmed claims made of Sean identifying with one religion or another, there were no definitive, on-the-record type statements released or confirmation in any interview that Sean was in to back these claims.
Since Sean was born in 1930, religion was, and still can be, a matter considered to be private. In years gone by, it was not proper to discuss religion among friends, and perhaps Sean continued the views from his upbringing into his professional career.
Sean Connery’s Funeral Service
When it comes to saying goodbye to a loved one, there are many ways this can be done. Most opt for the traditional funeral, with the coffin either being open for goodbyes to be shared on the day, or a closed casket to preserve the dignity of the dead. So what did Sean’s family choose?
Neither of these. Sean’s wife of over 40 years, Micheline, arranged for him to be cremated in the Bahamas, and let all his fans know that this was what Sean wanted. They had not discussed what the family would do with the ashes after the cremation had taken place.
Ten days after Sean’s passing, the location of his final resting place was revealed when Micheline told the press that Sean’s final wish was to return to the place of his birth, Scotland. A portion of Sean’s ashes were set to be returned to Scotland and scattered once the global pandemic restrictions were eased.
In the summer of 2021, Jason Connery, Sean’s son, confirmed that the scattering of his father’s ashes would take place at St. Andrew’s golf course, as he was a member of the R&A, which is the governing body of golf in the UK.
Who is Sean Connery Leaving Behind?
Almost everyone leaves someone behind when they pass, and Sean Connery is no different. In his 90 years on earth, he was married to Diane Cilento for 11 years with whom he shares his son, Jason Joseph Connery. After their divorce, Sean had a string of girlfriends, before meeting his second and last wife, Micheline Roquebrune.
Although Sean only had one biological child, he and Micheline raised four children throughout their marriage. The couple did not have any children in their second marriage but happily accepted the children they had in their respective previous marriages.
Jason Connery married Mia Sara and gave Sean his only grandchild, Dashiell Quinn Connery. Dashiell is following in his mega-star grandfather’s footprints and has a budding career in Hollywood as an actor. It is yet to be seen if Dashiell feels the same way Jason does about forever living in Sean Connery’s shadow.