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Micheline Roquebrune and Sean Connery Marriage Profile

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Sean and Micheline Connery at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California on February 29, 2004.

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Sean Connery's first marriage was one of differing personalities and interests. Sean's second marriage to Micheline Roquebrune has been based on similar interests.

Here is information about the long lasting marriage of Sean and Micheline.

Born:

Thomas Sean Connery: August 25, 1930 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Micheline Roquebrune: Abt. 1929.

How Sean and Micheline Met:

Micheline and Sean met in Morocco at a golf tournament.

Wedding Date:

Sean and Micheline were secretly married in early 1975 in Casablanca.

"Marriage Revealed. Sean Connery, 44, Superspy James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever, Goldfinger and four other 007 fantasies; and Micheline Roquebrune, 39, a Tunisian-born French matron; in Casablanca, two months ago; he for the second time, she for the third."
Source: Time.com. 3/24/1975.

London Daily Mirror: "It said the marriage was kept secret and the couple refused to say when or where the wedding took place. But a close friend said they married about four months ago in Casablanca."
Source: "Sean Connery Marries French Moroccan Artist." Pacific Stars & Stripes. 3/24/1975. pg. 14.

Marilyn Beck: "Sean Connery says that golf -- which has probably ruined more marriages than infidelity -- was a component that brought him together with his new wife, Micheline Roquebrune."
Source: Marilyn Beck. "You Don't Say." The Albuquerque Tribune. 4/15/1975. pg. A-9.

Children:

Sean has one son.
  • Jason Joseph Connery: Jason was born in 1963 in London, England. His mother is Diane Cilento. Jason is an actor, producer, and director. Jason has one son, Dashiell Quinn.

Micheline has three children from her previous marriages.

Occupations:

Sir Sean Connery: Actor, director, and producer. Winner of numerous honors and awards, Sean was knighted by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II in July 2000.
  • 1962-1967; 1971, 1983: Portrayed James Bond.

Lady Micheline Roquebrune: Artist.

Quotes About the Marriage of Sean Connery and Micheline Roquebrune:

Micheline: "When I met Sean, I knew I was taking on the whole package. Everyone wants him and I have to accept and understand that."
Source: Paul Scott. "Sean Connery: The Story of a Brilliant But Deeply Flawed Man." DailyMail.co.uk. 8/08/08.

Sean: "What more could a man want than a beautiful wife who not only understands golf but encourages you to play?"
Source: "Sean Connery Eyes Professional Golf Future." SFGate.com. 10/22/2003.

Sean: "When Diane and I separated I vowed I would never again speak about marriage or marrying. But I will tell you that I am now married again."
Source: "Sean Connery married?" The Morning Herald, Hagerstown, MD. 3/11/1975. pg 2.

"Although his [Sean's] Knighthood was awarded in 2000, officially the delay was due to his comments in several interviews condoning physical abuse of woman and not, for his support for an independent Scotland."
Source: "Sean Connery Biography." TheBiographyChannel.co.uk.

Previous Marriages:

According to news reports in 1975, Micheline had two previous marriages.

Sean was previously married to Australian Diane Cilento. Diane was born on October 5, 1933 in New Guinea. She moved to Australia when she was six years old. Diane was an actress and she met Sean during the BBC production of "Anna Christie." Diane's December 6, 1962 marriage to Sean on Gibraltar was her second marriage.

Sean and Diane divorced on September 6, 1973. Diane has a daughter from her first marriage to writer Andrew Volpe. Sean and Diane had one son. Diane married writer Anthony Shaffer in 1985. Anthony and Diane's marriage lasted until his death in 2001. Diane lives in Australia, is a published author, and owned Karnak Playhouse, an open-air theater. Diane died on October 6, 2011 at the age of 78.

Robert Peel: "Because of their contrasting backgrounds and upbringing, the connerys' approach to life is quite different. Sean is sober, sensitive, reserved. Diane is outspoken, vivacious, the practical joker ..."
Source: Robert Peel. "Sean Connery -- The Private Life of the Amazing James Bond." Family Weekly. 8/02/1964. pgs 6-7.
Stephen Boyd about Sean considering giving up acting: "Only diane's faith in him prevented Sean from capitulating and going into another profession."
Source: Robert Peel. "Sean Connery -- The Private Life of the Amazing James Bond." Family Weekly. 8/02/1964. pgs. 6-7.

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