Sir Sean Connery, movie legend - WFP Celebrity Partner
A familiar face around the world thanks to his suave performances as secret agent James Bond during the 1960s, Sir Sean Connery is regularly voted one of the greatest movie stars of all time.
He won an Oscar for his performance in the 1987 film The Untouchables and was awarded a knighthood for services to film drama in 1999. Born and bred in Edinburgh, where he worked as a milkman and a model before finding fame, Connery set up his own charity in Scotland to which he regularly donated his movie earnings.
In December 2003, he became the first star of the silver screen to collaborate with WFP in its global fight against hunger. Connery appeared in a Public Service Announcement illustrating how WFP uses every means of transport, from ships and planes to trucks and helicopters, to cross some of the most hostile terrain in the world and deliver food aid to people in need – some 113 million in 80 countries during 2004.
"There’s no greater gift, and no better way to give it, than to WFP." -Sir Sean Connery
Profession: movie star. Won an Oscar for his performance in the 1987 film The Untouchables, and was awarded a knighthood for services to film drama in 1999.
WFP partner since: December 2003