Robbie Allen, senior screen executive at Creative Scotland, said: “We are proud to support the realisation of this very Scottish story from director Jason Connery and producer Bob Last.
Jason Connery said: “I am so incredibly passionate and excited to tell this story. It is truly close to my heart as I grew up with my father on a golf course, and I have a home an hour from St Andrews. This is an extraordinary and intimate tale of love and family at the beginning of the great game of golf.”
Jason Connery at Doctor Who convention in West Kirby, England
|Born||Jason Joseph Connery
11 January 1963
Marylebone, London, England
|Spouse(s)||Mia Sara (m. 1996–2002; divorced) (1 child)|
|Children||Dashiell Quinn Connery|
Diane Cilento (deceased)
|Relatives||Neil Connery (uncle)|
Actor/director Jason Connery will step behind the camera to take charge of Tommy's Honour, which tells the story of golf pioneer Tom Morris, who is widely considered the founder of the modern game.
Producer Bob Last added: "It's an honour to be back at EIFF for an Opening Gala, it means a lot to have Mark Adams and his team's support for Jason Connery and our fantastic cast's telling of an iconic Scottish story.