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Thursday 14 December 2017

Connery and son's acting chats

Sean Connery has chats with his son Jason about making movies
Sean Connery has chats with his son Jason about making movies

Sean Connery's son Jason has admitted it was hard to compare notes on acting with his James Bond star dad.

The 49-year-old star of 80s TV show Robin Of Sherwood is now a director and revealed he finds it much easier to talk to his father about his filmmaking than he did about acting.

Jason said: "He's seen all of [my films] obviously, and it's lovely to hear him say, 'I can really see the progression, the way you're using the camera...'

"Acting I think was a little close, because we both were actors. When we talk about film and directing and things, I think it's much easier."

Sean played the role of Robin Hood in the 1976 film Robin And Marian, with Audrey Hepburn, but Jason revealed they did not discuss the role.

He added: "Mine was a young kind of guy who just running around the woods with Marian, and his was a guy who was kind of broken and had come back from the Crusades.

"We never really talked about specific roles, but we did talk about acting, and what's been lovely is him watching my films and critiquing and saying what he feels really worked."

Jason - who recently directed The Philly Kid, about a cage fighter who must lose every fight in order to save his friend - also revealed he didn't think his 81-year-old father will be doing any more acting.

"No, I think he's done," Jason said. "I think he's very happily retired and enjoying his life in the Bahamas, and I think he's earned it."

::The Philly Kid is out on DVD & Blu-ray on July 9.

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