Sean Bean (see more)

. Sean Bean   
Sean Bean, England's most versatile actor, holds a stellar career spanning every medium for approximately 20 years, in theater, radio, television and movies...
This soulful, green-eyed blonde's roles are so varied that his magnetic persona convincing plays angst-ridden villians, as in "Clarissa," passionate lovers like Mellors in "Lady Chatterley's Lover," rough-and-ready soldiers such as Richard Sharpe, heartwrenching warriors as the emotionally torn Boromir in "The Lord of the Rings," and noble Greeks, like Odysseus in "Troy," where his very presence in the film adds grace and validity to the rest of the movie.
Recently, he did a turn in Shakespeare's "Macbeth," where as the principal lead, he so transfixed the audience that the show was extended in London and critically acclaimed.

Bean, however, remains himself, a man's man, and in the glizty world of movies this is a rare thing indeed. Bean currently resides in London where he enjoys raising his beautiful daughters, his beloved football, and the occasional pint. In his home country of England, he was recently voted the second sexiest man in the UK, and seemed to enjoy this notoriety, stating, "I don't have any problems with women seeing me as their ideal bit of 'rough'. Why would I?" Well, good to know, because his legions of fans do not have a problem with it either.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: moviefarie

Georgina Sutcliffe (19 February 2008 - 21 December 2010) (divorced)
Abigail Cruttenden (22 November 1997 - 2000) (divorced) (1 child)
Melanie Hill (27 February 1990 - 1997) (divorced) (2 children)
Debra James (11 April 1981 - 1988) (divorced)

Trade Mark 

Often plays men who start off as heroes and, sometime during the course of the film, take a dark turn and become villainous (Agent 006 in GoldenEye (1995), Boromir in El señor de los anillos: La comunidad del anillo (2001), Ian Howe in La búsqueda (2004)).
Often portrays characters with a tendancy to appear brooding.
Often plays characters who die in a violent manner. This has occurred more than 20 times.


Daughter, Evie Natasha born, with Abigail Cruttenden. [November 1998]
He is a devoted follower of the Sheffield United Football Club.
He was a presenter at the 1995 BAFTA Awards.
In a scene midway through El honor de Sharpe (1994), Sharpe and Marquesa Dorada are galloping down a hill on horseback when they suddenly tumble off the horse and land in the middle of a shallow stream. The scene is real; the horse stumbled as it was crossing the stream, sending Bean and co-star Alice Krige down into the water. Director 'Tom Clegg' liked the scene and kept it for the final cut.
Was not the first choice for the role of Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe series; he stepped in when an accident prevented actor Paul McGann from taking the part.

Made his professional stage debut in "Romeo and Juliet" (as Tybalt) at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England in 1983.
Appeared in Moby's video for "We Are All Made of Stars".
Was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from the University of Sheffield in England in 1997.
He has a "100% BLADE" tattoo on his left shoulder, in honour of his favourite football team, Sheffield United whose nickname is "The Blades". The tattoo is frequently converted (with makeup) into a scar - or a different tattoo - when he is filming.
Has a scar over his eye given to him by Harrison Ford while shooting his death scene in Juego de patriotas (1992). Ford accidentally hit him with a boat hook. In the Sharpe series, this was emphasised with makeup to add credibility to his character.
He and his ex-wife, Melanie Hill, have two daughters: Lorna Bean and Molly Bean.

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).
Since February 2004, has been living in a London hotel after a burst water pipe flooded his house.
He has retained his Sheffield accent.
The only film awards he's ever won are from the Screen Actors Guild, the National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association; these awards were all for Best Cast Ensemble for El señor de los anillos: El retorno del rey (2003), in which he only appeared for three seconds in archive footage.

Is one of four "Lord of the Rings" stars to star, pre-"Rings", with Harrison Ford. He starred with Ford in Juego de patriotas (1992), and Ford starred with Viggo Mortensen in Único testigo (1985), and with John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) in En busca del arca perdida (1981) and Indiana Jones y la última cruzada (1989) and with Miranda Otto (Éowyn) in Lo que la verdad esconde (2000).
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.
Is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, where his credits include "A Midsummer Nights Dream" and "King Richard II".
Once played Romeo at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in streetwise-wearing biker's leather.

Has three children as of July 2005: Lorna Bean (b. October 1987; mother is Melanie Hill), Molly Bean (b. September 1991; mother is Melanie Hill) and Evie Natasha Bean (b. November 1998; mother is Abigail Cruttenden).
Auditioned for the role of James Bond in 007: Alta tensión (1987). He later played Bond's nemesis Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye (1995).
His dislike for flying is so intense that during the filming of the "Mount Caradhras" scene in El señor de los anillos: La comunidad del anillo (2001), he hiked in costume to the shooting site while his fellow cast members were ferried in by helicopter.

Has worked opposite two Aragorns. Prior to working with Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings, he appeared in El prado (1990) with John Hurt, who had voiced Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi's animated film. Also, in El desafío de Sharpe (2006), he works with Toby Stephens, whose father, Robert Stephens, played Aragorn in the BBC Radio Adaptation.
Like fellow countryman Gary Oldman, 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 Troya (2004) and En tierra de hombres (2005).
Appeared in UK adult comic Viz (issue 76, Feb/Mar 1996) in a spoof photo-love story called "I've Bean to Paradise".
Applied successfully for a grant to study at RADA where he won a Silver Medal and two fencing medals.

Presented the award for Duo of the Year to John Tams and Barry Coope at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).
Was considered for the part of Kainan in Outlander (2008).
Has a younger sister called Lorraine Bean.
He has two scars. He got one when he was a child and the other from Harrison Ford during the filming of Patriot Games.
His father, Brian, owned a fabrication (metal) shop and his mother, Rita, worked as a secretary.
His fear of flying was cured during the filming of The Lord of the Rings.
Appeared in Juego de tronos (2011), with Peter Vaughan. Vaughan had previously played Denethor in the BBC Radio production of "The Lord of the Rings", while Bean played Boromir - Denethor's son - in Peter Jackson's films.

Completed filming Silent Hill (2006) on the 22nd. [July 2005]
Currently filming a Hitchcockian thriller, entitled Plan de vuelo: Desaparecida (2005), in Los Angeles, California. [September 2004]
Filming Troya (2004). [May 2003]
Currently filming The Dark (2005) on the Isle of Man. The rest of the film will be shot in studios in London. [July 2004]
Has played both Mythological Greek hero Odysseus in Troy (2004) and Greek God Zeus in Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief (2010).

Personal Quotes 

He's a fallen hero, a very gentle man under that exterior. He's lived in an environment always ravaged by war and had to be realistic. He wants to use the ring against the enemy instead of destroying it. He doesn't understand the complexities this piece of metal can have on human beings. (Talking about his character Boromir)
"There's a wealth of literature out there which, hopefully, will be, you know, exploded in the future, and I personally find it very rewarding to be involved with classic storytelling, and sort of legendary characters." (Spoken in answer to question at Cannes Film Festival "Troy" Interview.)
I think there was a time I was linked to it but I suppose I blew it playing 006. They made a good choice in Daniel Craig. He's a very good actor. He was in one of the first Sharpes we ever did and I gave him a bit of a battering. So we can always say Sharpe battered Bond. - On Casino Royale (2006).

A common misperception of me is...that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easygoing, kind man at some point.
I sort of leave the characters at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me. No excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work and your leisure time is something else.

When I'm working I tend to listen to classical music in my trailer. Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach), Vivaldi (Antonio Vivaldi) and Mozart (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) put me in a good frame of mind, make me focused and clear. Bach is like the Shakespeare (William Shakespeare) of music.
I was a big Bowie fan when I was younger and I still am. I even dyed my hair red and had the same hairstyle. He was very big in Sheffield, people don't realize how important he was - so were Marc Bolan, Lou Reed, Roxy Music... it was a very luxurious time.

To be able to create music like that, to be a poet, to constantly change his look and challenge everything, was quite incredible. It was very attractive, if I'm honest. He was luxurious and decadent and it was infectious, you wanted to be in the world that his character inhabited. (On David Bowie)

All the videos were so good, they always seem fresh and new, though the lyrics are quite melancholy. (On Madness)