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Connery waxwork dons birthday kilt

Published 19/08/2013 | 13:02

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Sean Connery's waxwork was given the tartan touch for the actor's forthcoming birthday

Sir Sean Connery has been given a new look to celebrate his birthday as Madame Tussauds staff dressed his figure in a kilt.

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The veteran former James Bond star was given the traditional Scottish look at the London attraction ahead of turning 83 on Sunday (August 25).

Sir Sean - whose movie roles have also included The Untouchables and The Hunt For Red October - had previously been dressed in a smart casual check suit, coupled with a black polo neck.

Staff at Tussauds - who have dressed him in a New York Tartan, donated by the Tartan Society - occasionally update the outfits on their wax figures.

Wardrobe assistant Jane Anderson said: "I'm always working on new looks for figures and love the challenge of thinking of something different.

"For such a stalwart Scottish actor, to celebrate his impeding 83rd birthday, it had to be something special. He wears lots of different tartans, but has worn this one to the annual tartan festival in New York so it seemed fitting".

Sir Sean's figure is part of the "A List Party" zone at the attraction and has been there for 15 years.

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