Legendary James Bond actor and bluenose Rangers fan Sir Sean Connery has passed away at 90-years-old.

The iconic actor is one of Scotland’s greatest ever exports and a close friend of former Rangers owner Sir David Murray.

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The legendary Sir Sean Connery has passed away at the age of 90. (Photo by John Barr/Liaison)

Despite growing up a Celtic fan due to his father, Connery switched allegiances to the Ibrox club when he became close to Murray in the second half of the 21st century.

The legendary actor played ionic roles in a number of famous movies in a career which spanned seven decades.

Most famous for playing James Bond in seven legendary incarnations of the famous British spy, Sir Sean also starred in The Hunt for Red October, Highlander, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and The Rock.

The famous actor, originally from Edinburgh, also won an Oscar for best supporting role in The Untouchables in 1988.

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Sir Sean revealed as he launched his autobiography why he ditched Celtic for Rangers and details the abuse he received from Celtic Park for doing so.

“Football was a great passion of mine while I was growing up,” said Connery [Daily Record].

“My father introduced me to Celtic and we played football in what we called the back green which was, in fact, made of concrete.

“I have maintained my love of football. I went away from it when I was really busy on films and then I really got back into it when I was involved in Celtic and I remember helping with the Jock Stein benefit game.

“I changed my allegiance with David Murray.

“I met him when I got the freedom of the city here and immediately we had chemistry.

“We enjoyed each other’s company – he’s an amazing chap and we’ve stayed very, very good friends since.

“And I get spat on if I go to Parkhead.”

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Sir Sean Connery was a close friend of form Rangers owner Sir David Murray. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The legendary Bond actor also famously met with prospective Ibrox signing Brahim Hemdani in Cannes Airport to help sell him on a move to Scotland [BBC Scotland].

Rangers fans paid tribute to the legendary actor who certainly appeared to grow wiser with age as he migrated to the blue side of Glasgow.

 

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