Neil Connery - Biography

Last Modified: Sep 28, 2022

Neil Connery
Profession: Former Actor, Plasterer
Best Known For: O.K. Connery (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : January 1, 1938
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Neil Connery
Birth Place: Edinburgh, Scotland
Horoscope: Capricorn
Father's Name: Joseph Connery
Mother's Name: Euphemia McLean
Siblings: 1

Sean Connery (older brother)

Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Scottish, Irish)
Nationality: Scottish


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Elinor Connery
Children: 2

Martine Connery (daughter)
Leone Connery (daughter)

Died on: May 9, 2021 (aged 83)
Cause of death:

Body Measurements

Height: 1.82 meter (5 feet 12 inch)
Weight: 68 kg (149.91 lb)
Hair Color: Brown/Grey
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Neil Connery?

Retired Scottish actor Neil Connery had a short stint in films. But the younger brother of Sean Connery left it all to run a business of his own.

Credit: ezgif (Neil Connery in a film)

Neil Connery – Age, Parents, Siblings

Neil Connery was born on January 1, 193,8 in Edinburgh, Scotland to parents Euphemia McLean and Joseph Connery. His mother worked as a cleaning woman while his father was a factory worker and lorry driver. He had an older brother who is a famous actor, Sir Sean Connery. He is also an uncle to Jason Connery.

Education, Ethnicity

Growing up, his family was poor and the siblings worked hard at odd jobs to help their parent's financial status. Both were raised in Edinburgh and his education details are all vacant.

His ethnicity is Scottish and Irish.

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Image: IMDb (Neil Connery with his wife Elinor Connery and brother Sean Connery in 1981 receiving an honorary degree from Heriot-Watt university)

Neil Connery – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Neil Connery was a married man until his death in 2021. He had married his longtime girlfriend Elinor Connery in 1959. He and his wife have two daughters together- Martine Connery (born 1960) and Leone Connery (born 1964). He was also a grandfather.

Neil Connery – Career

Before fame

Before fame, Connery worked several odd jobs. For most of his life, he had been a plasterer, rather than an actor. Neil Connery worked some years of his life as an actor.

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Credit: IMDb (Neil Connery in O.K. Connery)

Films, Series

Neil Connery’s debut film was 1967’s O.K. Connery, which was inspired by James Bond movies and was paid $5,000. This was followed by roles in The Body Stealers (1969), Only When I Laugh (1980), Aces Go Places 3 (1984), Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1998).

But he deserted his acting career in Hollywood to run a plastering business in Glasgow, Scotland. But due to an accident in 1983, his career ended. He had fallen off a ladder which resulted in a broken wrist and fractured pelvis.


Connery has starred in movies and series alongside Lois Maxwell, Bernard Lee, Adolfo Celi, Daniela Bianchi, Patrick Allen, and George Sanders.

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Credit: Getty Images (from left- Lois Maxwell, Neil Connery, and Daniela Bianch)

Neil Connery – Drinking-driving

 He had been arrested several times for drinking and driving in Edinburgh. On October 8, 1994, he was arrested for DUI for the first time. He was arrested again in 2001 and in July 2002. He did apologize for his behavior toward his grandchildren in 2001.

Neil Connery – Net Worth, Salary

The net worth and annual salary of Connery are under review.

Neil Connery – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, Neil Connery was absent.

Neil Connery – Death

Connery passed away on 9 May 2021, at the age of 82 just months after his older brother Sean Connery's death on October 31, 2020, at the age of 90 due to pneumonia. His wife of 62 years had shared that he was very upset at losing his only brother.

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