From Scotsman.com of Oct. 18, 2005:
Most famous living Scot 'is an Irishman'
SIR Sean Connery, probably the most famous Scotsman alive today, is in fact Irish, according to new research.
His great grandfather was a tinker from Wexford, the research released today shows.
Ironically the Irish accent he used in the 1987 film the Untouchables playing Chicago cop Jim Malone was voted the worst accent of all time in a poll.
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