Handsworth, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Claim to Fame
Colonel Richard Sharpe in the ITV television series Sharpe, Boromir on Lord of the Rings and Ned Stark on Game of Thrones.
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Full Name at Birth
Shaun Mark Bean
Brook Comprehensive School (1975)
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (1981-83)
Brown - Light
Lorraine Bean (younger)
Actor, Voice Artist
Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959), known professionally as Sean Bean is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his distinctive Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. Bean has since garnered further recognition for his performance as Ned Stark in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, as well as roles in the BBC anthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII. His most prominent film role was Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–03).
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Sean Bean, England's most versatile actor, holds a stellar career spanning every medium for approximately 20 years, in 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," passionate lovers like Mellors in "Lady Chatterley's Lover," 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," 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.
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Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Independent Talent Group Ltd
TV commercials for Accuview contact lenses, TV commercial for Marks & Spencer (2002), TV commercial (voiceover) for The National Blood Service (2003-), TV commercial (voiceover) for Beechams FluPlus, TV commercial (voiceover) for Imperial Cancer Research Funch, TV commercial (voiceover) for O2, TV commercial (voiceover) for Royal Armouries, Leeds, TV commercial (voiceover) for Royal Marines, TV commercial (voiceover) for Morrisons
Fray Bentos, Ginger Nuts, Wine Gums, Fish and Chips
Bean has a tattoo of the English word "nine" written in Tengwar on his shoulder, a reference to his involvement in the Lord of the Rings and the fact that his character was one of the original nine companions of the Fellowship of the Ring., Tattoo on his left shoulder that reads 100% Blade
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