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Sean Bean is an English actor best known for his portrayal of ‘Major Richard Sharpe’ in the TV series ‘Sharpe.’

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BirthdayApril 17, 1959
NationalityBritish
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
SpousesDebra James (m. 1981; div. 1988) Melanie Hill
SiblingsLorraine Bean
Known asShaun Mark Bean
Childrens Evie Natasha Bean, Lorna Bean, Molly Bean
Universities
  • Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Birth PlaceHandsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Height179cm
GenderMale
FatherBrian Bean
MotherRita Bean
Net Worth$20 million
Sun SignAries
Born inHandsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Famous asActor

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Who is Sean Bean?

Sean Bean is an English actor best known for his portrayal of ‘Major Richard Sharpe’ in the TV series ‘Sharpe.’ He has featured in many films as well and has become very popular for his ‘negative’ roles in films like ‘Patriot Games’, ‘National Treasure’ and ‘Golden Eye’. Since his appearance in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, he has expanded his repertoire and has showcased his skills in playing a variety of different roles. He has played some critically acclaimed characters on television, the most recent one being the role of ‘Eddard 'Ned' Stark’ in ‘Game of Thrones’ for which he was nominated for many awards and earned much praise from the critics. In addition to being a very popular face on television and in the film industry, he has made his name in theatre as well. Handsome and charming, he has won the hearts of his female audiences with his charismatic roles in some romantic movies; his strawberry blonde hair and green eyes have made him a heartthrob with thousands of female fans!

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Childhood & Early Life

Sean Bean was born as Shaun Mark Bean on 17 April 1959, in Handsworth, a suburb of Sheffield. His father Brian Bean owned a fabrication shop, providing livelihood to over 50 people, and his mother Rita worked as a secretary there. Sean also has a younger sister named Lorraine.

As a child, he smashed a glass window in an angry outrage that left a piece of glass embedded in his leg; he struggled while walking for a while and had a large scar from it. This prevented him from pursuing his childhood dream of becoming a professional football player.

Sean left Brook Comprehensive School with O Levels in Art and English in 1975. He then went to Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, where he took a welding course while working on his father’s farm.

Eventually he shifted to drama classes at the Rotherham College, and in a matter of time won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he started a seven-term course in 1981.

Career

Sean Bean made his professional debut in the theatre by playing ‘Tybalt’ in The Royal Shakespeare Company's ‘Romeo & Juliet’ in 1983. He made many stage appearances with the company between 1986 and 1988. During this time he also appeared in his first film, Derek Jarman's ‘Caravaggio’ in 1986.

He featured in the BBC productions ‘Clarissa’ and ‘Lady Chatterley’ in 1991 and 1993 respectively. In between, he was signed for the role of ‘Richard Sharpe’, the maverick rifleman from the Napoleonic Wars, in the ITV television series ‘Sharpe’. He became very famous for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe, a character whose credibility was enhanced due to Bean’s Yorkshire accent.

Sean Bean’s portrayal of antagonists in films like ‘Patriot Games’ in 1992, ‘Golden Eye’ in 1994, and ‘National Treasure’ in 2005 has earned him a lot of popularity. These roles, however, also led to him being stereotyped as a “villain” character.

His role of ‘Boromir’ in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ film trilogy took his already flourishing career to newer heights. Some of the other popular films and television shows Sean Bean has appeared in include ‘Essex Boys’ (2000), ‘The Island’ (2005), ‘Equilibrium’ (2002), ‘Troy’ (2004), ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ (2010), ‘Cash’(2010), and ‘Accused’ (2012).

Major Works

Sean Bean established himself as a talented character actor with his role of ‘Richard Sharpe’ in the TV series ‘Sharpe.’ The character was of a maverick rifleman from the ‘Napoleonic Wars.’ His Yorkshire accent added to the authenticity of the character. Over the course of the series, his character evolved from being ‘Sergeant Richard Sharpe’ to ‘Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe’ and went through many ups and downs.

He is also extremely popular for the role of ‘Eddard 'Ned' Stark’, the character he played in the television series ‘Game of Thrones’. The series, an adaptation of the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ series of novels by George R. R. Martin helped him reach the pinnacle of his career. Bean won the audiences’ hearts with his portrayal of Ned Stark, a man of honor, courage, and loyalty. His death in the first season broke every fan’s heart.

Awards & Achievements

In 2003 Sean Bean received the Screen Actors Guild award, the National Board of Review award, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association award for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’.

He won the ‘Portal Award for Best Actor’, ‘IGN Award for Best TV Hero’ and ‘IGN People's Choice Award for Best TV Hero’ for his role in ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2011.

In 2013 Sean Bean was awarded in the category ‘Best Actor’ at the Royal Television Society awards and also won an International Emmy Award for his portrayal of ‘Simon / Tracie’ in the television series ‘Accused’.

Personal Life

Sean Bean has been married five times and divorced four times. In 1981 he married his secondary school sweetheart Debra James and divorced in 1988. In 1990 he married actress Melanie Hill, and the duo divorced in 1997. The same year Bean married actress Abigail Cruttenden but the marriage didn’t last even three years. They ended their marriage with a divorce in 2000.

Bean started dating actress Georgina Sutcliffe in 2006 and in 2008 they got married. The marriage was a volatile one; the police had been called three times due to complaints of domestic disturbances in their household. Eventually they ended their marriage in 2010. Bean recently married Ashley Moore on June 30, 2017.

Net Worth

As of July 2017 Sean Bean had a net worth of US $20 million.

Trivia

The actor has a tattoo of the number nine on his shoulder in reference to his involvement in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ films.

Sean is a diehard fan of the Sheffield United Football Club.

He was afraid of flying before working on the trilogy of ‘The Lord of the Rings’.

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Sean Bean biography timelines

  • // 17th Apr 1959
    Sean Bean was born as Shaun Mark Bean on 17 April 1959, in Handsworth, a suburb of Sheffield. His father Brian Bean owned a fabrication shop, providing livelihood to over 50 people, and his mother Rita worked as a secretary there. Sean also has a younger sister named Lorraine.
  • // 1975
    Sean left Brook Comprehensive School with O Levels in Art and English in 1975. He then went to Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, where he took a welding course while working on his father’s farm.
  • // 1981
    Eventually he shifted to drama classes at the Rotherham College, and in a matter of time won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he started a seven-term course in 1981.
  • // 1991 To 1993
    He featured in the BBC productions ‘Clarissa’ and ‘Lady Chatterley’ in 1991 and 1993 respectively. In between, he was signed for the role of ‘Richard Sharpe’, the maverick rifleman from the Napoleonic Wars, in the ITV television series ‘Sharpe’. He became very famous for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe, a character whose credibility was enhanced due to Bean’s Yorkshire accent.
  • // 2003
    In 2003 Sean Bean received the Screen Actors Guild award, the National Board of Review award, and the Broadcast Film Critics Association award for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King’.
  • // 2011
    He won the ‘Portal Award for Best Actor’, ‘IGN Award for Best TV Hero’ and ‘IGN People's Choice Award for Best TV Hero’ for his role in ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2011.
  • // 2013
    In 2013 Sean Bean was awarded in the category ‘Best Actor’ at the Royal Television Society awards and also won an International Emmy Award for his portrayal of ‘Simon / Tracie’ in the television series ‘Accused’.
  • // Jul 2017
    As of July 2017 Sean Bean had a net worth of US $20 million.

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    Sean Bean's spouses is Debra James (m. 1981; div. 1988) Melanie Hill

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    Sean Bean's siblings is Lorraine Bean

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    Sean Bean's childrens is Evie Natasha Bean, Lorna Bean, Molly Bean

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    Sean Bean studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

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    Sean Bean's father is Brian Bean

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    Sean Bean's mother is Rita Bean

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