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Sean Bean

Sean BeanAKA Shaun Mark Bean

Born: 17-Apr-1959
Birthplace: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Boromir in Lord of the Rings

As a boy, Sean Bean ran with his local street gangs, but turned to boxing in his teenage years. Aimless and discontent, Bean worked in the cheese department at a supermarket, and eventually as a welder in his father's shop. He was 20 when he signed up for his first acting class, and friends thought the idea was so out of character they teasingly suggested he might be gay. Soon, however, Bean was a working actor in local stage productions, and soon after that he was finished with selling cheese. At 24 he landed his first film role, the rarely-seen Winter Flight, and for the next few years he worked on both stage and screen.

In 1988, the 27-year-old Bean starred opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith, and Sting in the gangster flick Stormy Monday. Through the mid-1990s, he played a cocky British military officer, Richard Sharpe, in a series of fourteen British TV movies based on the novels of Bernard Cornwell (Sharpe's Honour, Sharpe's Company). In America, Sean Bean has mostly been cast in spy movies and cop roles. He has menaced Harrison Ford in Patriot Games and James Bond in GoldenEye. In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, he played Boromir of Gondor. Bean married and divorced Abigail Cruttenden, who played his wife in the Sharpe TV movies.

Father: Brian Bean (welding shop owner)
Mother: Rita Bean (secretary)
Sister: Lorraine Bean
Wife: Debra James (hairdresser, m. 11-Apr-1981, div.)
Wife: Melanie Hill (stage actress, m. 27-Feb-1990, div. Aug-1997, two daughters)
Daughter: Lorna Bean (b. Oct-1987)
Daughter: Molly Bean (b. Sep-1991)
Wife: Abigail Cruttenden (actress, m. 22-Nov-1997, div. 2000, one daughter)
Daughter: Evie Natasha Bean (b. 6-Nov-1998)
Wife: Georgina Sutcliffe (actress, m. 19-Feb-2008)

    University: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

    Risk Factors: Smoking

    TELEVISION
    Missing Paul Winstone (2012-)
    Game of Thrones Eddard Stark (2011-)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (25-Oct-2012)
    Soldiers of Fortune (7-Jun-2012)
    Mirror Mirror (15-Mar-2012)
    Cleanskin (9-Mar-2012) · Ewan
    Age of Heroes (20-May-2011)
    Death Race 2 (27-Dec-2010) · Marcus Kane
    The Lost Future (13-Nov-2010)
    Black Death (26-May-2010) · Ulrich
    Ca$h (1-Mar-2010)
    Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (10-Feb-2010) · Zeus
    Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983 (28-Feb-2009)
    Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1974 (6-Feb-2009)
    Sharpe's Peril (2-Nov-2008)
    Far North (30-Aug-2007)
    Outlaw (24-Feb-2007)
    The Hitcher (19-Jan-2007)
    Sharpe's Challenge (23-Apr-2006)
    Silent Hill (21-Apr-2006)
    Flightplan (23-Sep-2005)
    North Country (12-Sep-2005) · Kyle
    The Island (22-Jul-2005)
    The Dark (12-May-2005)
    National Treasure (8-Nov-2004)
    Pride (21-Jun-2004) [VOICE]
    Troy (9-May-2004) · Odysseus
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (1-Dec-2003)
    The Big Empty (16-May-2003) · Cowboy
    Henry VIII (2003)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (5-Dec-2002)
    Equilibrium (18-Oct-2002)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (10-Dec-2001) · Boromir
    Don't Say a Word (24-Sep-2001)
    Essex Boys (14-Jul-2000) · Jason Locke
    Bravo Two Zero (1999) · Andy
    Ronin (12-Sep-1998) · Spence
    Airborne (23-Jul-1998)
    Sharpe's Waterloo (21-May-1997)
    Anna Karenina (4-Apr-1997)
    Sharpe's Mission (15-May-1996)
    Sharpe's Siege (8-May-1996)
    Sharpe's Regiment (1-May-1996)
    When Saturday Comes (1-Mar-1996)
    GoldenEye (17-Nov-1995) · Alec Trevelyan
    Sharpe's Sword (26-Apr-1995)
    Sharpe's Battle (19-Apr-1995)
    Sharpe's Gold (12-Apr-1995)
    Jacob (4-Dec-1994)
    Scarlett (13-Nov-1994)
    Black Beauty (29-Jul-1994)
    Shopping (14-Jul-1994)
    Sharpe's Honour (8-Jun-1994)
    Sharpe's Enemy (1-Jun-1994)
    Sharpe's Company (25-May-1994)
    Lady Chatterley (6-Jun-1993)
    Sharpe's Eagle (12-May-1993)
    Sharpe's Rifles (5-May-1993)
    Patriot Games (5-Jun-1992)
    Clarissa (1991)
    The Field (13-Sep-1990) · Tadgh McCabe
    Windprints (29-Jun-1990) · Anton
    How to Get Ahead in Advertising (5-May-1989) · Larry Frisk
    War Requiem (6-Jan-1989)
    The Fifteen Streets (1989)
    Stormy Monday (22-Apr-1988) · Brendan
    Caravaggio (Feb-1986)


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