Pinewood Studios – used for filming the James Bond franchise, among other things – has named one of its new sound stages after the late actor Sean Connery.
Connery, who played 007 on seven different occasions, starting in 1962, passed away in 2020, aged 90.
Paul Golding, chairman of Pinewood Group, said: “We are delighted to announce that one of our five new sound stages at Pinewood Studios will be named, The Sean Connery Stage.”
The announcement today from Pinewood coincides with what would have been Connery’s 92nd birthday. His sons, Jason and Stephane Connery, described it as “a great honour” and said it was “fitting considering the amount of time Sean spent at Pinewood.”
Other movies Connery starred in that were filmed at Pinewood include Woman of Straw, The Russia House, Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves and Entrapment.
Pinewood is best known for the Bond and Star Wars franchises. It is currently pressing ahead with expansions and renovations worth roughly £800 million. The approved plans include 1.4m sq ft (130,064 sq m) of expansion, as well as a nature reserve. It plans to “help address the shortage of studio space in the UK.”