Scottish actor Sean Connery had a tumour removed from his kidney in an operation a few weeks ago.

Yesterday a spokesman for the 75-year-old James Bond star confirmed that he had undergone the operation and that he had made a full recovery.

"He's very fit, he's 100 per cent plus," he said.

Connery played Bond in seven films between 1962 and 1983 including the first Bond film, 'Dr No' and 1971's 'Diamonds Are Forever'.

In 1988 he won a Best Supporting Oscar for his role as Jim Malone in 'The Untouchables'.