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Sean Bean

Mostly Credited As: Sean Bean
Birth Name: Shaun Mark Bean
Date Of Birth: April 17, 1959 (Age 55)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)

Sean Bean


Born into a working class background, Sean Bean left school at 16 to become an apprentice in his father's welding shop. After four years, he decided to go to art college in Rotherham. However after attending a few drama classes, he realized that he really wanted to become an actor. Two years into his art course, Sean was accepted by RADA (Royal Academy of Dramatic Art).

After graduating, Sean spent five years doing theatre work which included a stint with the Royal Shakespeare Company. He also began to appear in a number of movies and small screen roles, usually as the villain, including Patriot Games, Clarissa, Scarlett and Goldeneye.

Sean has since become one of Britain's most recognized and acclaimed actors. He became a household name after his appearances as Richard Sharpe in a series of TV movies based on the adventure novels of Bernard Cornwell. Richard Sharpe is an officer in the British Army during the war with Napoleon and Sean played the part so well that the author's own vision of the character was completely eclipsed.

Movie Credits

Outlaw (2007 UK).................................................................Bryant
The Hitcher (2007)....................................................................John Ryder
Silent Hill (2006).......................................................................Christopher DaSilva
Flightplan (2005).......................................................................Captain Rich
North Country (2005).................................................................Kyle
The Island (2005)......................................................................Merrick
The Dark (2005)......................................................................James
National Treasure (2004).....................................................Ian Howe
Troy (2004)..............................................................................Odysseus
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) ..Boromir
Equlibrium (2002).................................................................Errol Partridge
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)...............Boromir
Tom & Thomas (2002).........................................................Paul Sheppard
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)....Boromir
Don't Say a Word (2001).....................................................Patrick Koster
Essex Boys (2000 UK).......................................................Jason Locke
Bravo Two Zero (1999 UK)................................................Andy McNab
Ronin (1998)........................................................................Spence
Airborne (1998)....................................................................Dave Toombs
Anna Karenina (1997)........................................................Vronsky
When Saturday Comes (1996)........................................Jimmy Muir
GoldenEye (1995)..............................................................Alec Trevelyan
Shopping (1994).................................................................Venning
Black Beauty (1994)............................................................Farmer Grey
Patriot Games (1992).......................................................Sean Miller
Prince (1991 UK)..............................................................Jack Morgan
In the Border Country (1991 UK)....................................Smith
The Field (1990 UK).........................................................Tadgh McCabe
Windprints (1990 UK)......................................................Anton van Heerden

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Legends (TNT) (2014)As: Martin Odum
Missing (2012) (2012)As: Paul Winstone
Game of Thrones (2010)As: Lord Eddard Stark (S 01)
Real Prison Breaks (2008)As: Himself (Narrator)
Faceless (2007)As: Eddie Pray
Lady Chatterley (1993)As: Oliver Mellors
A Woman's Guide To Adultery (1993)As: Paul
Sharpe (1993)As: Richard Sharpe
Episode Cast Credits 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Helen Mirren, Sean Bean, Romeo Santos, guest co-host Maria Menounos 32x242: (Aug/05/2014) As Himself 

Family Guy (1999) 
  No Country Club For Old Men 11x22: (May/19/2013) Voiced  Various 

The One Show (2006) 
  August 14, 2012 07x02: (Aug/14/2012) As Himself 
  February 16, 2011 05x142: (Feb/16/2011) As Himself 

The Talk (2010) 
  Season 2, Episode 126 02x126: (Mar/19/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Sean Bean, JLS, Amir Khan, Rizzle Kicks 02x08: (Feb/25/2012) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  March 5, 2009 21x124: (Mar/05/2009) As Himself 

Crusoe (2008) 
  Hour 9 - Name of the Game 01x09: (Dec/20/2008) As James Crusoe 
  Hour 7 - Bad Blood 01x07: (Nov/21/2008) As James Crusoe 
  Hour 2 - Rum and Gunpowder (2) 01x02: (Oct/17/2008) As James Crusoe 
  Hour 1 - Rum and Gunpowder (1) 01x01: (Oct/17/2008) As James Crusoe 

Soccer AM (1995) 
  Season 11, Episode 29 11x29: (Mar/03/2007) As Himself 

Sharpe (1993) 
  Sharpe's Challenge: Behind the Scenes (Apr/24/2006) As Himself 

The Frank Skinner Show (1995) 
  Sean Bean, Simon Cowell 05x07: (Nov/25/2001) As Himself 

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Sean Bean, Tracy Shaw, Foo Fighters 02x31: (May/02/1997) As Himself 
  1st March 1996 01x04: (Mar/01/1996) As Himself 

Fantasy Football League (1994) 
  Series 2, Episode 13 02x13: (Apr/21/1995) As Guest Manager 
  Series 2, Episode 3 02x03: (Dec/30/1994) As Guest Manager 

Inspector Morse (1987) 
  Absolute Conviction 06x04: (Apr/08/1992) As Alex Bailey 

Screen One (1989) 
  Tell Me That You Love Me 03x02: (Sep/08/1991) As Gabriel Lewis 

Jim Henson's The Storyteller (1988) 
  The True Bride 01x09: (Jul/10/1988) As Prince 

The Bill (1984) 
  Long Odds 01x04: (Nov/06/1984) As Horace Clark 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Fantasy Football League (1994)• Special Thanks (Fantasy Football League 2 - (1995 Videotape))

Episode Crew


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).

More Trivia
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.

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