Sean Bean

Sean Bean

170 Fans
Apr. 17th, 1959
Born in
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK
5' 11

Sean Bean's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Game of Thrones TV Show
Game of Thrones
Legends TV Show
Missing TV Show
Crusoe TV Show
The Frankenstein Chronicles TV Show
The Frankenstein Chronicles
Accused (UK) TV Show
Accused (UK)
Sharpe (UK) TV Show
Sharpe (UK)
Scarlett TV Show
Faceless TV Show
My Kingdom for a Horse (UK) TV Show
My Kingdom for a Horse (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2015 - The Martian
2015 - Pixels
2015 - Jupiter Ascending
2015 - Any Day
2012 - The Brothers Grimm: Snow White
2012 - Soldiers of Fortune
2012 - Silent Hill: Revelation 3D
2011 - Black Death
2010 - Ca$h
2010 - Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
2010 - Ca$h
2007 - Far North
2007 - The Hitcher
2007 - Outlaw
2006 - Silent Hill
2005 - North Country
2005 - The Dark
2005 - Flightplan
2005 - The Island
2004 - Troy
2004 - National Treasure
2003 - The Big Empty
2003 - The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 - Equilibrium
2002 - Tom & Thomas
2002 - The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
2001 - The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
2000 - Essex Boys
1998 - Ronin
1997 - Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina
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

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Himself (Voiced)
Dr. Doom (Voiced)
Alex Bailey
Portrait Griffin (Voiced)
Horace Clark
[Complete List]


Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born April 17, 1959) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1983 and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Bean 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.

Bean has a younger sister named Lorraine. He has a tattoo of the English number nine, written using Tengwar, on his shoulder in 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. The other actors of The Fellowship ('Elijah Wood', 'Sean Astin', 'Orlando Bloom', 'Billy Boyd', 'Ian McKellen', 'Dominic Monaghan', and 'Viggo Mortensen') have the same tattoo. 'John Rhys-Davies', whose character was also one of the original nine companions, arranged for his stunt double to get the tattoo instead.

Bean has been married and divorced four times. He married his secondary school sweetheart Debra James (April 11, 1981). The marriage ended in divorce in (1988). He met actress 'Melanie Hill' at RADA, and they married (February 27, 1990). The couple's first daughter, Lorna (born October 1987); their second, Molly (born September 1991). Bean and Hill's marriage ended in divorce in (August 1997).
During the filming of Sharpe, Bean met actress 'Abigail Cruttenden', and they married (November 22, 1997). Their daughter, Evie Natasha (born November 1998). Bean and Cruttenden divorced (July 2000). Bean began dating actress Georgina Sutcliffe in 2006. After cancelling their planned January 2008 wedding on the eve of the ceremony for "personal reasons", Bean married Sutcliffe at the Marylebone Register Office in London (February 19, 2008). Amid allegations that Bean physically abused Sutcliffe in 2009, domestic disturbances resulted in the police being called to their home in Belsize Park on three occasions. Bean and Sutcliffe's separation was announced (August 6, 2010), and the divorce was finalized (December 21, 2010). On May 9, 2012, Bean was arrested over claims he made harassing phone calls and sent abusive text messages to Sutcliffe and was later released on bail. All charges were subsequently dropped.

In June 2011 Bean was involved in an altercation with a man at a pub near his London residence. The man had made disparaging comments about a woman Bean was with, model April Summers. Bean began a relationship with actress 'Ashley Moore' during the summer of 2013.

Bean has been a fan of Sheffield United since he was eight years old. He opened their hall of fame in 2001 and, after making a six-figure contribution to the club's finances, was on their board of directors between 2002 and 2007 to help raise the profile of the club. He stepped down in 2007 to return to, as he put it, go back to being an ordinary supporter where he feels at home. In 1990, he was reportedly so elated at the team's promotion to the top division of domestic football that he had '100% Blades' tattooed on his upper left arm.

  • 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) (╔owyn) in _What Lies Beneath (2000)_ (qv).
  • Has three children as of July 2005: Lorna (b. October, 1987; mother is 'Melanie Hill (I)' (qv)), Molly (b. September, 1991; mother is 'Melanie Hill (I)' (qv)) and Evie Natasha (b. November, 1998; mother is 'Abigail Cruttenden' (qv))
  • His dislike for flying is so intense that during the filming of the "Mount Caradhras" scene in _The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)_ (qv), he hiked in costume to the shooting site while his fellow cast members were ferried in by helicopter.
  • Was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Sheffield in England, in 1997.
  • Since February 2004, has been living in a London hotel after a burst water pipe flooded his house.
  • 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).
  • 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).
  • He has retained his Sheffield accent.

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