Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Highest Rated: 100% The War Requiem (1988)

Lowest Rated: 0% Any Day (2015)

Birthday: Apr 17, 1959

Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, UK

A charismatic screen presence who proved equally effective in romantic leads and as a villain, actor Sean Bean carved his path through the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before making a name for himself on British television and in American films. After spending the latter half of the 1980s making smaller films, he made his U.S. feature debut as a vengeance-minded IRA terrorist in the hit spy thriller, "Patriot Games" (1992), which opened the doors for the actor to play a wide range of bad guys. The following year, Bean was featured as a tough 19th century British officer, Richard Sharpe, in the long-running made-for-television movie series "Sharpe" (ITV, 1993-2008) that gave him steady work over the next couple of decades. Meanwhile, he was a former 00 agent-turned-traitor in "GoldenEye" (1995) before playing an inexperienced spy in the thriller "Ronin" (1998). But it was his supporting turn as the proud warrior, Boromir, who falls prey to temptation in "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" (2001) that exposed Bean to his biggest audience and turned him into a widely-recognized figure. From there, he had supporting roles in large scale features like "Troy" (2004) and "The Island" (2005), while offering compelling turns in smaller movies such as "North Country" (2005) and "The Hitcher" (2007); displaying a versatility that stood Bean apart from his contemporaries. By the time of his starring role as Ned Stark on "Game of Thrones" (HBO 2011-18) began, Bean was a well-known actor, which made his character's sudden death early in the show's run that much more shocking. Further TV work on crime thriller "Legends" (TNT 2014-15) and "The Frankenstein Chronicles" (ITV Encore 2015- ), as well as roles in films ranging from Ridley Scott's "The Martian" (2015) to notorious flop "Pixels" (2015), kept him in the public eye.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
96% No Score Yet Wolfwalkers Bill (Voice) - 2020
92% 59% Possessor: Uncut John Parse (Character) $715.1K 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Faster Than Light: The Dream of Interstellar Flight Narrator - 2017
27% 25% Drone Neil Wistin (Character) - 2017
80% 64% Dark River Richard Bell (Character) $4.2K 2017
49% 66% The Young Messiah Severus (Character) $6.5M 2016
12% 68% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Regis Lucis Caelum (Voice) $119.8K 2016
0% 20% Any Day Vian (Character) - 2015
27% 38% Jupiter Ascending Stinger Apini (Character) $47.4M 2015
91% 91% The Martian Mitch Henderson (Character) $228.4M 2015
No Score Yet 23% Wicked Blood Uncle Frank Stinson (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Snow Queen 2 Arrog (Voice) - 2014
No Score Yet 71% Wild in the Streets Narrator - 2012
No Score Yet 38% Hooligan Narrator - 2012
10% 35% Silent Hill: Revelation Harry Mason (Character) $17.5M 2012
50% 45% Mirror Mirror The King (Character) $64.9M 2012
14% 9% Soldiers of Fortune Dimidov (Character) $38.8K 2012
53% 65% Cleanskin Ewan (Character) - 2012
40% 23% Age of Heroes Jones (Character) - 2011
17% 37% Death Race 2 Markus Kane (Character) - 2010
71% 49% Black Death Ulric (Character) $22K 2010
No Score Yet 30% Ca$h (Cash) Pyke Kubic/Reese Kubic (Character) $46.5K 2010
No Score Yet 17% The Lost Future Amal (Character) - 2010
49% 53% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Zeus (Character) $88.8M 2010
91% 76% Red Riding: 1983 John Dawson (Character) - 2009
100% 76% Red Riding: 1974 John Dawson (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 61% Sharpe's Peril Sharpe (Character) - 2008
83% 47% Far North Loki (Character) - 2007
19% 52% The Hitcher John Ryder (Character) $16.4M 2007
21% 52% Outlaw Danny Bryant (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 87% Sharpe's Revenge Unknown (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 70% Sharpe's Challenge Sharpe (Character) - 2006
31% 63% Silent Hill Christopher (Character) $47M 2006
37% 48% Flightplan Captain Rich (Character) $89.7M 2005
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Island Merrick (Character) $35.8M 2005
40% 63% The Island Unknown (Character) - 2005
69% 76% North Country Kyle (Character) $18.3M 2005
40% 32% The Dark James (Character) - 2005
No Score Yet 75% Pride Dark (Voice) - 2004
46% 76% National Treasure Ian Howe (Character) $173M 2004
54% 73% Troy Odysseus (Character) $133.2M 2004
71% 48% The Big Empty Cowboy (Character) - 2003
93% 86% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Boromir (Character) $377.8M 2003
No Score Yet 54% Tom & Thomas Paul Sheppard (Character) - 2002
41% 81% Equilibrium Partridge (Character) $1.2M 2002
24% 49% Don't Say a Word Patrick B. Koster (Character) $55M 2001
91% 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Boromir (Character) $315.5M 2001
17% 62% Essex Boys Jason Locke (Character) - 2000
No Score Yet 69% Extremely Dangerous Unknown (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 18% Airborne Dave Toombs (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet 77% Bravo Two Zero Andy McNab (Character) - 1998
68% 80% Ronin Bean (Character) $41.6M 1998
26% 66% Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina Vronsky (Character) $791.8K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe's Waterloo Richard Sharpe (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe's Revenge Richard Sharpe (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 84% Sharpe's Justice Richard Sharpe (Character) - 1997
No Score Yet 79% Sharpe's Mission Richard Sharpe (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe's Regiment Sharpe (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 87% Sharpe's Siege Major Richard Sharpe (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 65% When Saturday Comes Jimmy Muir (Character) - 1995
78% 83% GoldenEye Alec Trevalyan (Character) $106M 1995
No Score Yet 88% Sharpe's Honour Sharpe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 76% Sharpe's Gold Sharpe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 81% Sharpe's Enemy Sharpe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 33% A Woman's Guide to Adultery Paul (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 77% Jacob Esau (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 48% Shopping Venning (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 91% Sharpe's Sword Sharpe (Character) - 1994
80% 75% Black Beauty Farmer Grey (Character) $4.2M 1994
No Score Yet 87% Sharpe's Battle Maj. Richard Sharpe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Company Sharpe (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Rifles Sharpe (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet 83% Sharpe's Eagle Sharpe (Character) - 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brinks-Mat Robbery Micky McAvoy (Character) - 1992
73% 73% Patriot Games Sean Miller (Character) $82.7M 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inspector Morse: Absolute Conviction Alex Bailey (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet 67% The Fifteen Streets Dominic O'Brien (Character) - 1991
No Score Yet No Score Yet Windprints Anton van Heerden (Character) - 1990
43% 81% The Field Tadgh McCabe (Character) $168.2K 1990
No Score Yet No Score Yet Small Zones Vic (Character) - 1990
No Score Yet 12% Lorna Doone Carver Doone (Character) - 1990
75% 47% Stormy Monday Brendan (Character) $255.9K 1988
100% 62% The War Requiem The German Soldier/German Soldier (Character) - 1988
78% 68% Caravaggio Ranuccio (Character) $3.2K 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Winter Flight Hooker (Character) - 1984

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 79% Legends Martin Odum (Character) 2020 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet World on Fire Douglas Bennett (Character) 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Jonathan Ross Show Guest 2019
88% 92% Curfew The General (Character) 2019
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Oath Tom Hammond (Character) 2018
78% 81% The Frankenstein Chronicles John Marlott (Character) 2017 2015
85% 100% Broken Father Michael Kerrigan (Character),
Executive Producer
2017
No Score Yet 62% Roman Empire Narrator 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wasted Unknown (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Life Inside Jail: Hell on Earth Narrator 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sean Bean on Waterloo Host 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tavis Smiley Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2014
No Score Yet 90% Robot Chicken Unknown (Guest Voice) 2014
No Score Yet 62% Family Guy Portrait Griffin (Guest Voice) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fight Club: A History of Violence Narrator 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Accused Simon/Tracie (Character) 2012 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Missing Paul Winstone (Character) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Talk Guest 2012
89% 85% Game of Thrones Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Red Riding Unknown (Character) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Masterpiece Classic Unknown (Character) 2010
49% No Score Yet Crusoe James Crusoe (Guest Star) 2008-2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe's Peril Unknown (Character) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet D-Day to Berlin Narrator 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Decisive Weapons Narrator 2003 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Vicar of Dibley Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Extremely Dangerous Neil Byrne (Character) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sharpe Richard Sharpe (Character) 1993-1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Scarlett Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Lady Chatterley Unknown (Character) 1993
No Score Yet No Score Yet Troubles Captain Bolton (Character)

QUOTES FROM Sean Bean CHARACTERS

Severus says: There's only one miracle - it's Roman steel.

Severus says: There's only one miracle. It's Roman steel.

Spence says: You worried about saving your own skin?

Sam says: Yeah, I am. It covers my body.

Andy says: Every soldier hopes for a major war in his lifetime.

Andy says: Looks like TV to me.

Merrick says: We're going to have to put you under some tests.

Lincoln Six Echo says: What kind of tests?

Merrick says: Nice tests...

Alec Trevelyan says: For England, James?

James Bond says: No. For me.

Harry Mason says: Sharon!

Cowboy says: There's a whole other world out there...my ticket is open-ended.

Cowboy says: There's a whole other world out there. My ticket is open-ended.

Alec Trevelyan says: For England, James?

James Bond says: For England, Alec.

Achilles says: Play your tricks on me. But not on my cousin.

Odysseus says: You have your swords. I have my tricks. We play with the toys the gods give us.

Agamemnon says: Achilles is one man!

Odysseus says: Achilles is one man!

Odysseus says: Hector is one man! Look what he did to us today!

Agamemnon says: Hector is one man! Look what he did to us today!

Agamemnon says: I don't care about the man's alliegence, I care about his ability to win battles!

Odysseus says: I don't care about the man's alliegence, I care about his ability to win battles!

Odysseus says: Hector fights for his country! Achilles fights only for himself!

Agamemnon says: Hector fights for his country! Achilles fights only for himself!

Odysseus says: We need you. Greece needs you.

Achilles says: Greece got along fine before I was born. And Greece will remain Greece long after I am gone.

John Preston says: I'm sorry.

Partridge says: No you're not. You don't even know the meaning of the word. It's just a vestigal word for a feeling you've never felt.

Odysseus says: Women have a way of complicating things

Odysseus says: Women have a way of complicating things.

Boromir says: It is a gift. A gift to the foes of Mordor. Why not use this Ring? Long has my father, the steward of Gondor kept the forces of Mordor at bay. By the blood of our people are your lands kept safe. Give Gondor the weapon of the enemy, let us use it against him!

Aragorn says: You cannot wield it! None of us can! The One Ring answers to Sauron alone. It has no other master.

Boromir says: And what would a Ranger know of this matter?

Legolas says: This is no mere Ranger. He is Aragorn, son of Arathorn. You owe him your allegiance.

Partridge says: You're stepping on my dreams

Partridge says: You're stepping on my dreams.

The King says: You may now kiss the bride.

Prince Alcott says: Do I have to say please?

Jimmy Muir says: No second chances and no forgiveness? Is that is, then?"

Jimmy Muir says: No second chances and no forgiveness? Is that is, then?

Jimmy Muir says: No second chances and no forgiveness? Is that is, then?

Jimmy Muir says: "You've got two choices: go down the pit or work on an assembly line."

Jimmy Muir says: You've got two choices: go down the pit or work on an assembly line.

Jimmy Muir says: A pint o' bitter, please." "You old enough?" Oh, aye."

Jimmy Muir says: A pint o' bitter, please. You old enough? Oh, aye.

Christopher Da Silva says: Promise me you'll never go to Silent Hill

Christopher Da Silva says: Promise me you'll never go to Silent Hill.

Christopher Da Silva says: You know I worry...

Zeus says: What do you see?

Poseidon says: Thunderclouds.

Zeus says: With no lightning. Stolen.

Odysseus says: war is young men dying and old man talking !!!!

Odysseus says: War is young men dying and old men talking.

Boromir says: One does not simply walk into Mordor. Its black gates are guarded by more than just orcs. There is evil there that does not sleep. And the Great Eye, is ever watchful. It is a barren wasteland, riddled with fire, ash and dust. The very air you breathe is a poisonous fume. Not with ten thousand men could you do this. It is folly!

Legolas says: Have you heard nothing Lord Elrond has said? The Ring must be destroyed!

Gimli says: And I suppose you think you're the one to do it!

Boromir says: And if we fail, what then? What happens when Sauron takes back what is his?!

Gimli says: I will be dead before I see the Ring, in the hands of an Elf!

Kyle Dodge says: This is Glory. She worked at Pearsons. She wants to say "My name is Glory Dodge, and I'm not f**king dead yet. I stand with Josey."

Kyle Dodge says: This is Glory. She worked at Pearsons. She wants to say 'My name is Glory Dodge, and I'm not f**king dead yet. I stand with Josey.'

John Ryder says: [after Grace shoots John repeatedly in his bulletproof vest] Feels good, doesn't it?

Grace Andrews says: I don't feel anything. [Grace shoots John in the head, and walks away]

Odysseus says: You don't fear anyone. That's your problem. Fear is useful.

Boromir says: One does not simply walk into Mordor..

Ian Howe says: I have organized several dealings of... Mmmm..... questionable legality.

Ian Howe says: I have organized several dealings of... Mmmm... questionable legality.

Ulric says: God's fury rains down on you! God is restored.

Ulric says: I am death. Vengeance is mine!

Odysseus says: If they ever tell my story let them say that I walked with giants. Men rise and fall like the winter wheat, but these names will never die. Let them say I lived in the time of Hector, tamer of horses. Let them say I lived in the time of Achilles.

John Ryder says: I want you to say four little words. I want to die!

John Ryder says: I want you to say four little words: I... Want... To... Die.

Boromir says: What is this new devilry?

Gandalf says: A Balrog. A demon of the ancient world. This foe is beyond any of you. Run!

Alec Trevelyan says: for england james?

Alec Trevelyan says: For England, James?

James Bond says: no now go smell butt

James Bond says: time to die

Alec Trevelyan says: For England, James?

James Bond says: No....For Me.

James Bond says: No, for me.

Benjamin Franklin Gates says: Dad, i'm in a little trouble.

Benjamin Franklin Gates says: Dad, I'm in a little trouble.

Ian Howe says: Is she pregnant?

Ian Howe says: To those who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right.

Ulric says: I am death. Vengeance is mine!

Boromir says: It is a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt over so small a thing. Such a little thing.

Ulric says: "I am ugly and I am Christian and that's not a good combination in here...piss off" Mold

Ulric says: "I am ugly and I am Christian and that's not a good combination in here...piss off"

Ulric says: I am ugly and I am Christian, and that's not a good combination in here...piss off.

Mold says: I am ugly and I am Christian, and that's not a good combination in here...piss off.