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13-Aug-2017 20:39

My connection with Connery may be more acute than most.

From an early age I can recall people (mostly leggy women) telling my father that he was the spitting image of Sean.

It is a terrible thing to grow up knowing you will never be the man Sean Connery is and I’m sure many Scottish men feel the same.

Or many men globally for that matter, considering Connery was voted sexiest man in the world, even in his 60s.

As in Tomorrow Never Dies where she says: ‘You always were a cunning linguist James.’ Note the ‘always were’ betraying a longing for the past un-nameable James.

Or: ‘bon appetit’ as the bad guy gets gobbled by the piranhas?

At a certain moment after an intense, albeit back-projected chase, Lazenby turns almost to camera and says: ‘The last guy didn’t have to do this.’ So started the nod and wink to the audience, the I’m-not-as-cool-as-Connery-but-we’ll-have-a-laugh-anyway strategy.

Maybe it was down to feminism and the need for Bond to become more knowingly ironic, but the fact is that for all Roger Moore’s brio, his one-liners were self-conscious high camp and vaguely homoerotic.

Local kids would sing the James Bond theme tune as my dad walked past.

I found myself in late puberty waiting for my rightful DNA to kick in.These lines are, in fact, a pretty telling history of why the other Bonds fail before his spectral image.