Monday, October 28, 2013

American fans vote Sir Sean Connery UK’s best ever movie actor

By: Dean Herbert
Published: Sun, October 27, 2013

The 83-year-old James Bond star beat younger actors such as Daniel Craig and Benedict Cumberbatch to clinch the top spot.

The results, published for the first time by the Q Scores Company of New York, ranks Edinburgh-born Sir Sean the top-rated British film star and among the top 10 Hollywood actors ever.

Film studios usually pay huge fees to obtain Q Score charts, based on US opinion polls held every six months. But the firm has decided to make public their latest “Brit Q” rankings, revealing that Sir Sean, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Liam Neeson are

Britain’s most popular film actors with US audiences.

Henry Schafer, executive vice president at the Q Scores Company, said: “Awareness of Sean Connery and his appeal was strong across the country and with all age groups.

“Though not working so much in recent years he has already transcended the normal run of actors in the way people felt about him.”

Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with Rentrak, a film consultancy, said: “Young men still want to be Sean Connery’s James Bond.


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