Apr. 18th, 1976
Ilford, Essex, England, UK
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Sean Maguire (born April 18, 1976) is an English actor and singer. Born in Ilford, Greater London. He rose to fame in 1988 when at the age of eleven he took on the role of Tegs Ratcliffe on the BBC children's drama Grange Hill, in which he remained until 1992. For a short time after leaving Grange Hill, he played Aidan Brosnan in EastEnders.
Maguire has appeared in several feature films and had moderate success as a singer. He is known in the US for his roles as Donovan Brink on the UPN sitcom Eve, and as Kyle Lendo in the CBS sitcom The Class. Maguire appeared in the second series of Scott & Bailey as P.C. Sean McCartney. He played Robin Hood in ABC's Once Upon a Time, having taken over the role from 'Tom Ellis'.
Maguire's first role was at the age of five, opposite 'Laurence Olivier' in A Voyage Round My Father. At age seven, he played one of the many children in the "Every Sperm is Sacred" musical number in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. In 1993, Maguire joined the cast of the British soap opera EastEnders playing Aidan Brosnan, a young Irish footballer playing for fictional side Walford F.C. In 1994, he left the show to take a starring role in the BBC drama series Dangerfield, playing Marty Dangerfield. He has also appeared in Holby City and Sunburn. In 1995, Maguire was voted "3rd person you'd most like to see get messy" by CBBC viewers and famously received a custard pie in his face from presenter Chris Jarvis dressed as "The Anorak".
Maguire then pursued a career in music, releasing three albums: his self-titled debut album in 1994, Spirit in 1996, and Greatest Hits in 1998. Maguire's biggest hit was Good Day, which reached number 12 in May 1996. During this time, Maguire appeared on the Childliners record The Gift Of Christmas with acts such as the Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, E.Y.C., MN8, Deuce, Ultimate Kaos, Let Loose, East 17, Peter Andre, Michelle Gayle, Dannii Minogue and many more. Maguire announced his retirement from the music industry during his final performance at Maesteg Town Hall, part of his 'Chick N Bay 9T5 4EVA' tour. Not content with acting on TV, he has branched out into films. In the early 1990s, he appeared in Waterland opposite 'Ethan Hawke' and 'Jeremy Irons' and has also allegedly been credited as having a part in A Kiss Before Dying, but his part ended up on the cutting room floor.
In 2001, Maguire played the title role in the TV-film Prince Charming opposite 'Bernadette Peters', 'Christina Applegate' and 'Billy Connolly' ~ with 'Martin Short' as his assistant, Rodney. In 2005, he also made The Third Wish – which co-starred actors 'Jenna Mattison', 'Armand Assante', 'Betty White' and 'James Avery'. Maguire also appeared as "Euan" in the defunct WB Network sitcom Off Centre with 'Eddie Kaye Thomas' and 'Jason George'.
Maguire's film Meet the Spartans went to No. 1 in the US box office chart in 2008, although the film was panned by critics, and was voted second worst film of 2008 by The Times newspaper, and he starred in Mr Eleven on ITV1 in autumn 2008. Maguire also signed on to a guest spot in Cupid for ABC portraying an Irish musician.
Maguire played the lead role in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, a comedy fantasy series in which he plays a "sensitive, but clueless freedom fighter". The show premiered in the US on Comedy Central April 9, 2009, in Canada on Citytv June 8, and in the UK on BBC Two June 11.
Maguire auditioned for the role of Sasha in the 2011 cult classic Knives with the role eventually being given to Kiryl Mihailovich Smaliakou.
In the third season of ABC's Once Upon a Time, Maguire joined the show as Robin Hood, taking over the role from 'Tom Ellis'. After recurring for two seasons, he was promoted to a series regular in June 2015, right before the start of the show's fifth season. Maguire exited the main cast in 2016 after his character's death, though he is set to return in the second half of the sixth season in a recurring capacity.
Maguire married police detective Tanya Flynn (October 19, 2012). They held a second wedding (December 30, 2014). The couple welcomed their first child, son Flynn Patrick (born July 14, 2015).
- 6th single "Good Day" peaked at #12 in the UK charts. [May 1996]
- 5th single "You To Me Are Everything" peaked at #16 in the UK charts. [November 1995]
- 2nd single "Take This Time" peaked at #27 in the UK charts. [November 1994]
- 7th single "Don't Pull Your Love" peaked at #14 in the UK charts. [August 1996]
- 8th single "Today's The Day" peaked at #27 in the UK charts. [March 1997]
- Moved to Los Angeles with his girlfriend in 2001.
- 4th single "Now I've Found You" peaked at #22 in the UK charts. [June 1995]
- One of 6 children.