Trivia Sean appeared in several TV commercials for Accuview from 2003-2004.
Sean appeared in a TV commercial for Marks & Spencer in 2002.
Sean Bean: There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters.
Sean has one younger sister, named Lorraine.
Sean's dislike for flying is so intense that during the filming of the "Mount Caradhras" scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), he hiked in costume to the shooting site while his fellow cast members came in by helicopter.
Sean auditioned for the role of James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). He later played Bond's nemesis in Goldeneye (1995).
Sean is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, where his credits include A Midsummer Nights Dream and King Richard II.
Sean has retained his Sheffield accent even after playing various nationalities over the years.
Sean says that he took the roles of Borimir and Odysseus because he was "tired of being known as a villainous actor" to American audiences (he says he was tired of playing just bad guys and wanted a change of pace and to play a sympathetic character).
Sean and his ex-wife, Melanie Hill, have two daughters together named Lorna (b. October 1987) and Molly (b. September 1991).
Sean Bean Quotes
Everyone was very deeply involved in the world of "The Lord of the Rings". From the wardrobe department to lighting, all were fascinated with the story. This is something that does not happen usually.
I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else.
I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day.
I'm proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it's a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it.
I'm usually catching up on things I should have been doing while I was filming - a pile of mail and bills. I like reading. I like watching a lot of sports on TV - football, boxing. I like cricket a lot. I try to get down to Lords to watch Yorkshire if they're playing down there.
If you have a very good concept of your character, you can snap into it.
Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done, so emotional.
Lord of the Rings was something I always wanted to do. I read the book when I was about 25, and I was always hoping if it was ever made into a feature film that I would be involved in some way. And then I finally got it, and I was over the moon. It was fantastic news.
“Oblivion is something unique, an entertainment experience unlike anything I had seen before. I decided this was a project I really wanted to work on creatively, and I hope fans of the game enjoy the results.”
I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.