Sean tops James Bond poll

The name of their favourite Bond is Connery, Sean Connery, according to the fans of 007 spy. The veteran Scottish actor topped a poll by ‘The Sunday Times’ as the best 007 created by writer Ian Fleming.

The 85-year-old, who first played him in Dr No in 1962, may have long retired to the Bahamas after giving up his licence to kill, but his smoothness is still preferred to the brutish sex appeal of Daniel Craig, 47, the current Bond, the poll found.

Connery polled 45.2 per <g data-gr-id="55">centvo</g> of the <g data-gr-id="49">te</g>. Craig took 34.7 <g data-gr-id="19">per cent</g>, ahead of Roger Moore, the longest-serving Bond, whose wit and innuendo earned him only one 10th of the vote. 

It is a much closer result than in a similar poll carried out in 2012. Then Connery scored twice as many votes as Craig.

As older cinemagoers fade away and Craig makes more Bond films, his popularity increases. Certainly the “Connery or Moore?” debate seems to have been consigned to history.
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