The Tolkien Sewer
October 7, 1999

Connery Sightings in New Zealand

Ash checked in with confirmation that Sean Connery is in New Zealand despite what his agent says. Here's his story:

"I can 100% guarantee that Sean Connery was in New Zealand as I followed him around the shopping mall. I first heard rumors that he was in the area when a friend reported that he had been seen in a Cafe near where Peter Jackson's headquarters are based in Miramar, Wellington. Anyway walking through North City Plaza in Porirua City, Wellington, New Zealand I spot this gentlemen dressed as a Arab Shiek two body guards in front, two to the side and two behind. I decide to follow and find out more. On entering a bookshop the said fake Arab lifts his head dress away from his face and in a voice that only a deaf person wouldn't recognise asks for todays paper. God I wish i had a camera. So any of those rumors about Sean being in New Zealand can be given a big tick of truth."

So is Connery narrating the films? Is he playing Witchking? Is he just on vacation and dressing up like an Arab for pleasure? Only time will tell, but he is in the country and his agent must have reason to deceive, unless he really didn't know where his client was. The Sean Connery rumor mill begins to turn yet again.