A representative for Sean Connery has strongly denied reports that the actor is suffering from Alzheimer’s after German newspaper Bild, carrying quotes from best friend Michael Caine, said that the star was “no longer in control of his senses”.
In an interview with Bild am Sonntag, Michael Caine said: “One must have serious concerns for him.”
Bild said the loss of his memory is “noticeable” and that only a few close friends and confidantes, like Michael Caine, had access to him.
“Connery forgets his life,” was the headline in the paper, Europe’s biggest selling Sunday newspaper.
The newspaper said his wife Micheline Roquebrune, 77, was always frightened to pick up the phone when he was out on the streets of Manhattan in case of bad news, suggesting Sean Connery can sometimes not find his way home.
Sean Connery’s representative has strongly denied reports that the actor is suffering from Alzheimer’s
Sean Connery, 83, told a British newspaper two years ago that he had no interest in acting any longer.
The last time Sean Connery appeared before the cameras was in 2003 for The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
Sean Connery and Michael Caine became friends during the shooting of the 1975 epic The Man Who Would Be King.
A spokeswoman for Sean Connery denied the claims, saying that Michael Caine had been misquoted.
“The same article also have Sean living in Spain where you all know he does not live,” the spokeswoman said.
“This [article] is truly silly and nonsense. I do not wish to give credence to this ridiculous story.”
Morgan Freeman may have been woken a bit too early as he joined co-star Michael Caine for promotional interviews for heist movie Now You See Me.
However, Morgan Freeman, 75, could not stay awake and was grabbing forty winks during a live interview with Q13 FOX News This Morning on Wednesday.
While Michael Caine was his usual gregarious self Morgan Freeman nodded off a couple of times during the interview with This Morning crew while the pair were actually sat live on air.
The show’s presenters Kaci Aitchison and Bill Wixey chatted to Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, 80, about the movie – but perhaps their line of questioning wasn’t quite stimulating enough.
Awkwardly the presenters never actually tried to wake Morgan Freeman – and instead just continue the interview with Michael Caine who seemed oblivious.
Morgan Freeman woke himself up about halfway through the satellite chat, but still had a hard time keeping his eyes open.
Morgan Freeman could not stay awake and was grabbing forty winks during a live interview with Q13 FOX News This Morning
However, given his long and esteemed movie career, it’s fair to say that Morgan Freeman – who plays Thaddeus Bradley in the Robin Hood style heist movie – has probably heard many of the questions before.
In Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman stars alongside Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco and Woody Harrelson as a group of illusionists known as the Four Horsemen.
They use their magic show as a cover to rob the wealthy elite and give the stolen money to people who’ve lost everything during the economic crisis. Think Robin Hood for the modern age.
Inglorious Bastards actress Melanie Laurent also stars, along with Mark Ruffalo as a federal agent determined to bring the Horsemen to justice.
Michael Caine, who previously starred alongside Morgan Freeman in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, plays a Bernie Madoff-type who wants to get his fortune back from the Horsemen.
Now You See Me opens in the US on May 31.