Friday, May 24, 2024

James Bond’s Grandson, Dashiell Connery, 24, Coming Sunday to “NCIS Los Angeles” — with a “Ferris Bueller” Connection


It’s hard to imagine two touchstones from our culture with less in common than James Bond and Ferris Bueller.

And yet, there is one degree between them.

Once upon a time, Jason Connery, son of the original 007 Sean Connery, married and had a child with Mia Sara. She was the beautiful girl who was part of the main trio with Matthew Broderick and Alan Ruck in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.”

Now the child of Jason Connery and Mia Sara, Dashiell Connery, will make his debut this Sunday on “NCIS Los Angeles” playing a character named Jason Quinn.

This is Dash Connery’s second series credit this fall. He’s already appeared in the season premiere of “The Rookie.” Otherwise, he’s fresh in the Hollywood mix. Hey– in three more years he’ll be 27 and perfect for a “Young James Bond” series. Someone call Barbara Broccoli!

PS Where is Linda Hunt? The beloved 77 year old Oscar winner who plays Hetty was in the season premiere on Sunday but it looks like she’ll be making limited appearances this season.  She’s the main reason to watch this show! (For me, in reruns.)


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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