Following the news of Sir Sean Connery’s death, famous faces, friends and fans have been sharing their memories of the Scottish star who was a genuine film icon.
And one person who got a rare glimpse into the life of the movie legend was Glasgow-based freelance photographer Wattie Cheung.
Wattie recalled to STV News the time he was contacted by a newspaper one snowy February afternoon and offered a very glamorous assignment – the opportunity to photograph Connery at his home in the Bahamas.
He said: “The reporter phoned me and asked me if I was busy that week. I kind of asked her ‘what was it to do?’, and she said ‘well, we would like you to go to the Bahamas and photograph Sean Connery’. And I went ‘well, let me guess, yes, I think that will do’.
“Normally when you arrive at these places you expect giant mansions but his was a very modest bungalow.
“When you went inside it wasn’t as sparse as you think it would be. There was lots of art. A lot of art and a lot of furniture.
“He was very pleasant, Very appeasing and easy to work with. I think he’s better-looking in real life and even at the age of, I think he was 81 at the time when I photographed him, he was a good looking man and I wish I was as good looking as that now!”