Apr. 17th, 1959
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Sean Bean's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2010 - Ca$h
2010 - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
2009 - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974
2009 - Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983
2007 - The Hitcher
2007 - Outlaw
2007 - Far North
2006 - Silent Hill
2005 - The Island
2005 - North Country
2005 - The Dark
2005 - Flightplan
2004 - Troy
2004 - National Treasure
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2003 - The Big Empty
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2002 - Equilibrium
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2001 - Don't Say A Word
2000 - Essex Boys
1998 - Ronin
1996 - When Saturday Comes
1995 - Goldeneye
1994 - Black Beauty
1992 - Patriot Games
1990 - The Field
1989 - How to Get Ahead in Advertising
1989 - War Requiem
1988 - Stormy Monday
1986 - Caravaggio
Guest TV Roles
Portrait Griffin (Voiced)
Sean 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. Sean has three young daughters, Lorna, Molly and Evie.
- (2002) Appeared in 'Moby (I)' (qv)'s video for "We Are All Made of Stars".
- Applied successfully for a grant to study at RADA where he won a Silver Medal and two fencing medals.
- Has worked opposite two Aragorns. Prior to working with 'Viggo Mortensen' (qv) in The Lord of the Rings, he appeared in _The Field (1990)_ (qv) with 'John Hurt' (qv), who had voiced Aragorn in 'Ralph Bakshi' (qv)'s animated film. Also, in _Sharpe's Challenge (2006) (TV)_ (qv), he works with 'Toby Stephens' (qv), whose father, 'Robert Stephens (I)' (qv), played Aragorn in the BBC Radio Adaptation.
- He is a devoted follower of the Sheffield United Football Club.
- Says that he took the roles of Boromir 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 or two).
- The only film awards he's ever won are from the Screen Actors Guild, the National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association; these awards were all for Best Cast Ensemble for _The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)_ (qv), in which he only appeared for three seconds in archive footage.
- Made his professional stage debut in Romeo and Juliet (as Tybalt) at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England, in 1983.
- Presented the award for Duo of the Year to John Tams and Barry Coope at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).