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Sean Bean



Before enrolling in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Sean Bean was going to enter his father's Sheffield steel fabrication business as a welder. He changed his mind after he garnered praise for acting in a few roles in local theater while taking an art class at Rotherham College. Bean received a scholarship to the prestigious academy and graduated a few years later with the Silver Medal for his performance in Waiting for Godot. Shortly thereafter, Bean performed in several West End productions. He also appeared in Romeo and Juliet with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon. In the first he played Tybalt and in the second he played Romeo. Following more stage experience, Bean made his feature film debut in 1986 in Derek Jarman's Carvaggio. Two years later, after returning to the stage, Bean appeared in Mike Figgis' Stormy Monday and in another Jarman effort, War Requiem. In addition to his filmwork, Bean also has a thriving television career that began in the mid-'80s. Notable television work includes Clarissa (1992) and Sharpe (1993). It is as a "bad guy" in films such as Patriot Games and Golden Eye that Bean is best-known in the U.S., though in the 1997 remake of Anna Karenina, he plays the dashing and romantic Count Vronsky. After joining Robert De Niro and Jean Reno for some international espionage in John Frankenheimer's Ronin (1998), taking a psychotic turn in Essex Boys (2000) and kidnapping the daughter of a respected adolescent therapist in Don't Say a Word (2001), Bean made his way to New Zealand for a role in director Peter Jackson's highly-successful Lord of the Rings trilogy.



Bean maintained his career working in diverse projects such as Equilibrium, the old fashioned sword and sandal epic Troy, and National Treasure.



He scored a supporting part in 2005's drama North Country, as well as a major part in Michael Bay's sci-fi spectacle The Island. He returned to the role of Sharpe for 2006's Sharpe's Challenge as well as 2008's Sharpe's Peril, and in between took on the role of the serial killer made famous by Rutger Hauer in the remake of The Hitcher.



The steadily working actor continued his hot streak in such projects as Percy Jackson & the Olympians and Death Race 2, and he found success on the small screen when he was cast in a pivotal part in the HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
13% Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
  • Regis Lucis Caelum
2016
46% The Young Messiah
  • Severus
2016
92% The Martian
  • Mitch Henderson
2015
16% Pixels
  • Corporal Hill
2015
0% Any Day
  • Vian
2015
26% Jupiter Ascending
  • Stinger Apini
2015
No Score Yet Waterloo - Präsentiert von Sean Bean - Teil 2
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Waterloo - Präsentiert von Sean Bean - Teil 1
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet Wicked Blood
  • Uncle Frank Stinson
2014
No Score Yet Dead Walkers: Rise Of The 4th Reich
  • Actor
2013
5% Silent Hill: Revelation
  • Harry Mason
2012
No Score Yet Hooligan
  • Narrator
2012
14% Soldiers of Fortune
  • Dimidov
2012
No Score Yet Wild in the Streets
  • Narrator
2012
49% Mirror Mirror
  • The King
2012
53% Cleanskin
  • Ewan
2012
68% Black Death
  • Ulric
2011
40% Age of Heroes
  • Major Jones
2011
No Score Yet Ca$h
  • Pyke Kubic
2010
49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • Zeus
2010
17% Death Race 2
  • Markus Kane
2010
90% Red Riding: 1983
  • John Dawson
2009
100% Red Riding: 1974
  • John Dawson
2009
No Score Yet Sharpe's Peril
  • Actor
2008
83% Far North
  • Loki
2008
21% Outlaw
  • Bryant
2007
No Score Yet Sharpe's Challenge
  • Actor
2007
21% The Hitcher
  • John Ryder
2007
No Score Yet Caravaggio
  • Ranuccio Thomasoni
2007
No Score Yet Sharpe's Waterloo
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Sharpe's Justice
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Sharpe's Revenge
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Sharpe's Siege
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Sharpe's Regiment
  • Actor
2006
29% Silent Hill
  • Christopher Da Silva
2006
No Score Yet Faceless
  • Actor
2006
68% North Country
  • Kyle
2005
38% Flightplan
  • Captain Rich
2005
40% The Island
  • Merrick
2005
33% The Dark
  • James
2004
44% National Treasure
  • Ian Howe
2004
No Score Yet Pride
  • Dark
2004
54% Troy
  • Odysseus
2004
95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  • Boromir
2003
71% The Big Empty
  • Cowboy
2003
38% Equilibrium
  • Partridge
2002
No Score Yet Tom & Thomas
  • Paul Sheppard
2002
No Score Yet Extremely Dangerous
  • Actor
2002
91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Boromir
2001
24% Don't Say a Word
  • Patrick
2001
No Score Yet Troubles
  • Actor
2001
17% Essex Boys
  • Jason Locke
2000
No Score Yet Extremely Dangerous
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Bravo Two Zero
  • Andy
1999
68% Ronin
  • Spence
1998
No Score Yet Airborne
  • Dave Toombs
1998
No Score Yet Sharpe: The Legend
  • Actor
1997
26% Anna Karenina
  • Count Vronsky
1997
No Score Yet Sharpe's Waterloo
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Sharpe's Justice
  • Actor
1997
No Score Yet Shopping
  • Venning
1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Mission
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Siege
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Sharpe's Regiment
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet When Saturday Comes
  • Jimmy Muir
1996
78% GoldenEye
  • Alec Trevelyan
1995
No Score Yet Sharpe's Sword
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Sharpe's Battle
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Sharpe's Gold
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Jacob
  • Esau
1994
80% Black Beauty
  • Farmer Grey
1994
No Score Yet Sharpe's Honour
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Sharpe's Enemy
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Sharpe's Company
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Scarlett
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Sharpe's Eagle
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet Sharpe's Rifles
  • Actor
1993
No Score Yet A Woman's Guide to Adultery
  • Actor
1993
75% Patriot Games
  • Sean Miller
1992
No Score Yet Clarissa
  • Robert Lovelace
1992
No Score Yet Fool's Gold
  • Micky McAvoy
1992
100% War Requiem
  • German Soldier
1990
43% The Field
  • Tadgh
1990
No Score Yet Lorna Doone
  • Carver Doone
1990
57% How to Get Ahead in Advertising
  • Larry Frisk
1989
No Score Yet The Fifteen Streets
  • Dominic O'Brien
1989
73% Stormy Monday
  • Brendan
1988
No Score Yet Troubles
  • Actor
1988
78% Caravaggio
  • Actor
1986
No Score Yet Derek Jarman - Glitterbox
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Winter Flight
  • Hooker
1984
No Score Yet Last Battle Dreamer
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
48% Missing
2012
  • Paul Winstone
No Score Yet Masterpiece
1971-2015
  • Richard Sharpe Lovelace Robert Aske
56% Legends
2014-2015
  • Martin Odum
No Score Yet The Frankenstein Chronicles
2016
  • John Marlott
No Score Yet Accused
2010-2012
  • Actor
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
95% Game of Thrones
2011-2016
  • Lord Eddard Stark Eddard "Ned" Stark

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