Is that you Mr Bond? Former 007 star Sean Connery is far from his dapper self wearing unbuttoned trousers and a tourist hat
Playing British agent James Bond for just under a decade, Sean Connery fans usually associate the legendary Scottish star with wearing a suave tuxedo or suit.
But now in retirement, the 83-year-old actor was far from his dapper self during a recent outing to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York with his wife Micheline Roquebrune.
Clearly comfortable with his life out of the limelight, the knighted star was spotted strolling around wearing unbuttoned trousers and a tourist hat on his head.
Is that you Mr Bond? Sean Connery looked far from his former dapper self in a pair of unbuttoned trousers and a tourist hat as he visited the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York recently
Legendary: Sena played suave British agent James Bond for almost a decade, and appeared in seven hit films
Sean also donned a checked shirt, which he tucked into his high-waisted bottoms and unbuttoned to expose his chest.
Making his way around town with his spouse, Sean also wore his yellow-tinted spectacles attached to a string cord.
Meanwhile, wife of 38 years Michelle looked more like she was ready to play a round of golf in a yellow polo top, beige trousers and a flat cap on her head.
Lovers’ stroll: The 83-year-old was joined by wife Micheline Roquebrune
The couple usually spend their days at their lush beachfront mansion in the Bahamas, but are often seen visiting the Big Apple or Sean’s beloved Scotland.
The established actor, who formally announced he would not make any future public appearances in April 2011, has been busy since retiring from films.
In 25 August 2008, his 78th birthday, Connery unveiled his book Being a Scot, co-written with Murray Grigor.
Connery, notably one of the best Bonds in history, was reportedly chosen for the role of the agent because of his grace.
In retirement: The established actor formally announced he would not make any future public appearances in April 2011
The Bond producers, Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli, cast Sean as 007 because they liked the fact that he was a big man who nonetheless moved gracefully - ‘like a cat’.
Sean triumphed in Dr No, alongside Ursula Andress in 1962.
After being knighted by the Queen, he famously said in 2000: ‘People asked why it had taken so long. I certainly didn’t make it an issue to find out why, but I took nearly a week to make a decision about whether to accept it.’
So handsome: Sean is seen in a film still from one of his Bond films Dr. No in 1962
After Dr No, Sean made two more Bond movies - To Russia With Love and Goldfinger - in quick succession.
When Goldfinger opened in London in 1964, it was to scenes of mob hysteria. Sean was a box-office star - in Japan he was bigger than The Beatles.
He says, ‘Everyone talks about how they knew the Bond films were going to be a success, but it simply isn’t true.’
He’s got grace: Connery, notably one of the best Bonds in history, was reportedly chosen for the role of the agent because of his grace
Look familiar? Sean’s look was similar to that of Woody Allen’s usual get up