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.
- He and his ex-wife, 'Melanie Hill (I)' (qv), have two daughters: Lorna and Molly.
- (2002) Appeared in 'Moby (I)' (qv)'s video for "We Are All Made of Stars".
- Was considered for the part of Kainan in _Outlander (2008)_ (qv).
- Is one of four "Lord of the Rings" stars to star, pre-"Rings," with 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv). He starred with Ford in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv), and Ford starred with 'Viggo Mortensen' (qv) in _Witness (1985)_ (qv), and with 'John Rhys-Davies' (qv) (Gimli) in _Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)_ (qv) and _Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)_ (qv) and with 'Miranda Otto' (qv) (Éowyn) in _What Lies Beneath (2000)_ (qv).
- Like fellow countryman 'Gary Oldman' (qv), he started out his career playing villainous characters, only to later distance himself from that on screen image by taking more likable roles like the ones he played in _Troy (2004)_ (qv) and _North Country (2005)_ (qv).
- Has a scar over his eye given to him by 'Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) while shooting his death scene in _Patriot Games (1992)_ (qv). Ford accidentally hit him with a boat hook. In the Sharpe series, this was emphasised with makeup to add credibility to his character.
- Made his professional stage debut in Romeo and Juliet (as Tybalt) at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England, in 1983.
- Once played Romeo at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in streetwise-wearing biker's leather.