Sean Bean

 

Date Of Birth

April 17,1959
 

Biography

After an accident left him unable to pursue his dream of playing football, Sean Bean decided to pursue his interest in art. He ended up studying drama, enrolling at the Royal Academy of Music and Art in London. He made his professional acting debut in 1983, appearing on several stage productions, but rose to prominence in the TV drama Lady Chatterley and the film Caravaggio.

Bean saw bigger success when he took over the role of rifleman Richard Sharpe in a series of TV dramas, Sharpe. The ITV productions began in 1993 and ended in 1997, but Bean appeared in two more dramas in 2006 and 2008. This led Bean to villainous roles in several Hollywood films, such as Patriot Games, GoldenEye and The Island.

Bean's best-known role, however, was in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. While most of his screen time was in the first film, 2002's The Fellowship of the Ring, his portrayal of Boromir earned him critical acclaim. He also gained fame for his portrayal of Ned Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones. His role earned him nominations for the Scream Awards and EWwy Awards. After which, he was cast in films like Age of Heroes and Cleanskin. He also landed the part of Paul Winstone in the 2012 ABC series Missing. In 2014, he was cast as the lead on the TNT series Legends.
 

Place of Birth

Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
 

Birth Name

Shaun Mark Bean
 

Gender

Male
 

Awards

- Phoenix Film Critics Society Award, Best Acting Ensemble, 2002 (for Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)
- National Board of Review Award, Best Acting by an Ensemble, 2003 (for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
- Screen Actors Guild Award, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, 2004 (for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
- Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, Best Acting Ensemble, 2004 (for Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)
 

Filmography

2014: Legends (TV Series)
2013: Family Guy (TV Series)
2012: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
2012: Accused (TV Series)
2012: Soldiers of Fortune
2012: Missing (TV series) - Paul
2012: Mirror Mirror - The King
2012: Silent Hill: Revelation 3D - Harry Mason/Christopher Da Silva
2012: Cleanskin - Ewan
2012: Game of Thrones (TV series) - Eddard Stark
2011: Age of Heroes - Jones
2011: Soldiers of Fortune - Dimidov
2010: Death Race 2 (video) - Markus Kane
2010: The Lost Future (TV movie) - Amal
2010: Black Death - Ulrich
2008-2010: Crusoe (TV series) - James Crusoe
2010: Ca$h - Pyke Kubic/Reese Kubic
2010: Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - Zeus
2009: Drumhead (short) - Narrator (voice)
2009: Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 - John Dawson
2009: Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 - John Dawson
2008: Sharpe's Peril (TV movie) - Sharpe
2007: Far North - Loki
2007: Outlaw - Danny Bryant
2007: The Hitcher - John Ryder
2006: Sharpe's Challenge (TV movie) - Sharpe
2006: Silent Hill - Christopher Da Silva
2006: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Video Game) - Emperor Martin Septim (voice)
2006: Faceless (TV movie) - Eddie Prey
2005: Flightplan - Captain Rich
2005: North Country - Kyle
2005: The Island - Dr. Bernard Merrick
2005: The Dark - James
2004: National Treasure - Ian Howe
2004: Pride (TV movie) - Dark (voice)
2004: Troy - Odysseus
2004: England's Story (video) - Narrator
2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - Boromir
2003: Henry VIII (TV movie) - Robert Aske
2003: The Big Empty - Cowboy
2002: Equilibrium - Partridge
2002: The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Boromir (extended edition)
2002: Tom & Thomas - Paul Sheppard
2001: The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - Boromir
2001: Don't Say a Word - Patrick Koster
2000: Essex Boys - Jason Locke
1999: Extremely Dangerous (TV mini-series) - Neil Byrne
1999: Bravo Two Zero (TV movie) - Andy McNab
1998: The Canterbury Tales (TV series) - The Nun's Priest
1998: Ronin - Spence
1998: Airborne - Dave Toombs
1997: Sharpe's Waterloo (TV movie) - Richard Sharpe
1997: Sharpe's Justice (TV movie) - Richard Sharpe
1997: Sharpe's Revenge (TV movie) - Richard Sharpe
1997: Anna Karenina - Vronsky
1996: Sharpe's Mission (TV movie) - Richard Sharpe
1996: Sharpe's Siege (TV movie) - Major Richard Sharpe
1996: Sharpe's Regiment (TV movie) - Sharpe
1996: When Saturday Comes - Jimmy Muir
1995: GoldenEye - Alec Trevelyan
1995: Sharpe's Sword (TV movie) - Sharpe
1995: Sharpe's Battle (TV movie) - Maj. Richard Sharpe
1995: Sharpe's Gold (TV movie) - Sharpe
1994: Jacob (TV movie) - Esau
1994: Scarlett (TV mini-series) - Lord Richard Fenton
1994: Black Beauty - Farmer Grey
1994: Shopping - Venning
1994: Sharpe's Honour (TV movie) - Sharpe
1994: Sharpe's Enemy (TV movie) - Sharpe
1994: Sharpe's Company (TV movie) - Sharpe
1993: A Woman's Guide to Adultery (TV series) - Paul
1993: Lady Chatterley (TV series) - Mellors
1993: Sharpe's Eagle (TV movie) - Sharpe
1993: Sharpe's Rifles (TV movie) - Sharpe
1992: Patriot Games - Sean Miller
1992: Inspector Morse (TV series) - Alex Bailey
1992: Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery (TV movie) - Micky McAvoy
1991: Clarissa (TV series) - Lovelace
1991: Screen One (TV series) - Gabriel Lewis/Jack Morgan
1991: 4 Play (TV series) - Smith
1991: My Kingdom for a Horse (TV series) - Steve
1990: The Field - Tadgh McCabe
1990: Wedded (TV movie) - Man
1990: Windprints - Anton van Heerden
1990: Screen Two (TV series) - Vic
1990: Lorna Doone (TV movie) - Carver Doone
1989: The Jim Henson Hour (TV series) - Prince
1989: How to Get Ahead in Advertising - Larry Frisk
1989: War Requiem - German Soldier
1989: The Fifteen Streets (TV movie) - Dominic O'Brien
1988: The Storyteller (TV series) - Prince
1988: Troubles (TV movie) - Capt. Bolton
1988: Stormy Monday - Brendan
1986: The Practice (TV series)
1986: Caravaggio - Ranuccio
1986: Winter Flight - Hooker
1985: Samson and Delilah (short) - Billy
1985: Exploits at West Poley (TV movie) - Scarred Man
1984: Punters (TV movie) - Lurch
1984: The Bill (TV series) - Horace Clark
 

Height

5'10"

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