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Sean Connery still the best Bond
The SFX poll is conclusive evidence that Pierce Brosnan has done the
impossible by earning the spot next to the big man himself, Sean
Connery as 2nd favourite Bond of all time. What was EON thinking
replacing him?

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Sean Connery still the best Bond
SUNDAY 24/09/2006 12:43:45      

Sir Sean Connery has retained his crown as the best James
Bond of all time.

The star beat competition from Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore,
Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby in the poll.

The 1964 film Goldfinger, starring Sir Sean, has been named
the favourite of all the 007 movies.

Ursula Andress has been voted the best Bond girl of all time in
the survey for sci-fi and fantasy magazine SFX.

The survey of Ian Fleming`s screen spies put Brosnan in
second place, followed by Moore, Dalton and Lazenby.

The poll of 3,000 readers was conducted in advance of the
release of the new Bond film Casino Royale, starring Daniel

SFX Editor Dave Bradley said: "Everyone has their own
memories about their favourite James Bond, characters, and
unforgettable moments from the movies.

"Connery was the quintessential Bond - he was so strong in
the role that even though successive generations in the
meantime have grown up with their own new James Bonds,
Connery is the still the ultimate 007.

"It`s interesting to see Pierce Brosnan coming second,
capturing a place usually held by Roger Moore.

"New Bond Daniel Craig has very tough acts to follow and it`ll
be interesting to see whether his take will stand the test of

The survey was conducted for the next edition of SFX
magazine, out on September 27.

The Results

:: Best James Bond

1. Sean Connery
2. Pierce Brosnan
3. Roger Moore
4. Timothy Dalton
5. George Lazenby

:: Best Bond Girl

1. Honey Ryder, Dr No (Ursula Andress)
2. Tracy, On Her Majesty`s Secret Service (Diana Rigg)
3. Pussy Galore, Goldfinger (Honor Blackman)
4. Tatiana Romanova, From Russia With Love (Daniela Bianchi)
5. Solitaire, Live and Let Die (Jane Seymour)

:: Best Bond Villain

1. Blofeld, You Only Live Twice (Donald Pleasence)
2. Scaramanga, The Man With The Golden Gun (Christopher
3. Dr No, Dr No (Joseph Wiseman)
4. Alec Trevelyan, Goldeneye (Sean Bean)
5. Max Zorin, A View To A Kill (Christopher Walken)