Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a n...
Born on April 17, 1959
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Height 1.79m / 5' 10"
Sean Bean's 20 year career spans theater, radio, television and movies. Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, to Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. He worked for his father's welding firm before he decided to become an actor. He attended RADA in London and appeared in a number of West End stage productions including RSC's "Fair Maid of the West" (Spencer), (1986) and "Romeo and Juliet" (1987) (Romeo) , as well as "Deathwatch" (Lederer) (1985) at the Young Vic and "Killing the Cat" (Danny) (1990) at the Theatre Upstairs.This soulful, green-eyed blonde's roles are so varied that his magnetic persona convincing plays angst-ridden villains, as in Clarissa (1991), passionate lovers like Mellors in Lady Chatterley (1993), rough-and-ready soldiers such as Richard Sharpe, heartwrenching warriors as the emotionally torn Boromir in "The Lord of the Rings," and noble Greeks, like Odysseus in Troy (2004), where his very presence in the film adds grace and validity to the rest of the movie. Recently, he did a turn in Shakespeare's "Macbeth," where as the principal lead, he so transfixed the audience that the show was extended in London and critically acclaimed. Bean, however, remains himself, a man's man, and in the glizty world of movies this is a rare thing indeed. Bean resides in London where he enjoys raising his beautiful daughters, his beloved football, and the occasional pint.Bean has three daughters, Lorna, Molly and Evie.Read More
Often plays men who start off as heroes and, sometime during the course of the film, take a dark turn and become villainous
Distinctive Yorkshire accent
Often plays characters who die in a violent manner. This has occurred more than 20 times.
Often portrays characters with a tendancy to appear brooding.
Daughter, Evie Natasha born, with Abigail Cruttenden. [November 1998]
Has a scar over his eye given to him by Harrison Ford while shooting his death scene in Patriot Games (1992). Ford accidentally hit him with a boat hook. In the Sharpe series, this was emphasised with makeup to add credibility to his character.
He has a "100% BLADE" tattoo on his left shoulder, in honour of his favourite football team, Sheffield United whose nickname is "The Blades". The tattoo is frequently converted (with makeup) into a scar - or a different tattoo - when he is filming.
Was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Sheffield in England in 1997.
Appeared in Moby's video for "We Are All Made of Stars". 
Made his professional stage debut in "Romeo and Juliet" (as Tybalt) at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England in 1983.
Was not the first choice for the role of Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe series; he stepped in when an accident prevented actor Paul McGann from taking the part.
In a scene midway through Sharpe's Honour (1994), Sharpe and Marquesa Dorada are galloping down a hill on horseback when they suddenly tumble off the horse and land in the middle of a shallow stream. The scene is real; the horse stumbled as it was crossing the stream, sending Bean and co-star Alice Krige down into the water. Director 'Tom Clegg' liked the scene and kept it for the final cut.
He was a presenter at the 1995 BAFTA Awards.
He is a devoted follower of the Sheffield United Football Club.
[talking about his character Boromir] He's a fallen hero, a very gentle man under that exterior. He's lived in an environment always ravaged by war and had to be realistic. He wants to use the ring against the enemy instead of destroying it. He doesn't understand the complexities this piece of metal can have on human beings.
With actors there used to be a kind of taboo about 'Are you a TV actor or a film actor?' Those lines don't exist anymore. Now you're getting people like Matthew McConaughey and many others doing quality television. And I think audiences appreciate it. They're saying, 'We're not just watching the same old stuff now.' There are unpredictable endings.
[on Madness] All the videos were so good, they always seem fresh and new, though the lyrics are quite melancholy.
[on David Bowie] To be able to create music like that, to be a poet, to constantly change his look and challenge everything, was quite incredible. It was very attractive, if I'm honest. He was luxurious and decadent and it was infectious, you wanted to be in the world that his character inhabited.
I was a big Bowie (David Bowie) fan when I was younger and I still am. I even dyed my hair red and had the same hairstyle. He was very big in Sheffield, people don't realize how important he was - so were Marc Bolan, Lou Reed, Roxy Music... it was a very luxurious time.
When I'm working I tend to listen to classical music in my trailer. Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach), Vivaldi (Antonio Vivaldi) and Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) put me in a good frame of mind, make me focused and clear. Bach is like the Shakespeare (William Shakespeare) of music.
I sort of leave the characters 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.
A common misperception of me is...that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easygoing, kind man at some point.
[on Casino Royale (2006)] I think there was a time I was linked to it but I suppose I blew it playing 006. They made a good choice in Daniel Craig. He's a very good actor. He was in one of the first Sharpes we ever did and I gave him a bit of a battering. So we can always say Sharpe battered Bond.
en in answer to question at Cannes Film Festival Troy (2004) Interview] 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.
|Georgina Sutcliffe||February 19, 2008 - December 21, 2010||(divorced)|
|Melanie Hill||February 27, 1990 - present||(divorced) (2 children)|
|Abigail Cruttenden||November 22, 1997 - present||(divorced) (1 child)|
|Exploits at West Poley||ScarredMan|
|The Jim Henson Hour||Prince(1episode,1989)|
|Live! with Kelly||Himself-Guest(1episode,2014)|
|The Fifteen Streets||DominicO'Brien|
|In the Border Country||Smith|
|Tell Me That You Love Me||GabrielLewis|
|Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery||MickyMcAvoy|
|The Vicar of Dibley||SeanBean(1episode,1999)|
|When Saturday Comes||JimmyMuir|
|The Rosie O'Donnell Show||Himself-Guest(1episode,2001)|
|Bravo Two Zero||AndyMcNab|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring||Boromir|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King||Boromir|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Boromir(extendededition)|
|The James Bond Story||AlecTrevelyan(archivefootage)|
|The Secret World of Spying||SeanMiller(archivefootage)|
|The Secrets of 007: The James Bond Files||AlecTrevelyan(archivefootage)(uncredited)|
|The Book That Wrote Itself||Himself|
|Quest for the Ring||Himself|
|A Passage to Middle-earth: The Making of 'Lord of the Rings'||Himself|
|The Making of 'The Lord of the Rings'||Himself|
|8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards||Himself|
|Lord of the Piercing||Boromir(archivefootage)|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers||Boromir(archivefootage)|
|In Search of James Bond with Jonathan Ross||AlecTrevelyan|
|DNZ: The Real Middle Earth||Himself/Boromir(archivefootage)|
|Celebrity Naked Ambition||(archivefootage)|
|The Lord of the Rings: The Third Age||Boromir(archivefootage)|
|From Book to Script||Himself-Boromir|
|J.R.R. Tolkien: Creator of Middle-Earth||Boromir(archivefootage)(uncredited)|
|The Road Goes Ever On...||Himself-Boromir|
|Cameras in Middle-Earth||Himself|
|Warriors of the Third Age||Himself|
|Episode dated 12 October 2005||Himself|
|Episode dated 20 December 2003||Himself|
|Episode dated 31 January 2006||Himself-Guest|
|Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief||Zeus|
|Made in Hollywood||Himself(1episode,2015)|
|GoldenEye: The Secret Files||Himself|
|Game of Thrones||Eddard'Ned'Stark(11episodes,2011-2013)|
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