Sir Sean Connery stepped back into the spotlight on Thursday (17May12) to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Stock Exchange bosses invited the actor to take to centre stage on Thursday when he helped open the Wall Street financial market with Professor Louise Anderson, who is the principal of St Andrews university in Connery's native Scotland.
The appearance was to mark the 600th anniversary of the prestigious college, of which Connery is an honorary graduate.
Professor Anderson says, "To be with him when we rang the bell this morning was a very memorable experience. Everywhere he went he was mobbed by people wanting to talk to him and take pictures, and he dealt with the attention very well.
"He is very energetic, was in great form, and still has a real passion and commitment to Scotland."