Sean Bean

English actor

Sean Bean (born as Shaun Mark Bean on 17 April 1959) is an English actor. As an actor, he adopted the Irish/Scottish spelling "Sean" of his first name. He was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire.

Sean Bean
Sean Bean TIFF 2015.jpg
Bean in September 2015
Shaun Mark Bean

(1959-04-17) 17 April 1959 (age 63)
Years active1983–present
Debra James
(m. 1981; div. 1988)

Melanie Hill
(m. 1990; div. 1997)

Abigail Cruttenden
(m. 1997; div. 2000)

Georgina Sutcliffe
(m. 2008; div. 2011)

Ashley Moore
(m. 2017)



Year Title Role Notes
1984 Winter Flight Hooker
1986 Caravaggio Ranuccio
1988 Stormy Monday Brendan
1989 How to Get Ahead in Advertising Larry Frisk
The Fifteen Streets Dominic O'Brien
War Requiem German Soldier
1990 Windprints Anton
The Field Tadgh McCabe
1992 Patriot Games Sean Miller
1994 Shopping Venning
Black Beauty Farmer Grey
1995 GoldenEye Alec Trevelyan / Janus
1996 When Saturday Comes Jimmy Muir
1997 Anna Karenina Vronsky
1998 Ronin Spence
Airborn Dave Toombs
1999 Bravo Two Zero Andy McNab
2000 Essex Boys Jason Locke
2001 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Boromir Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Empire Award for Best British Actor
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Don't Say a Word Patrick Koster
2002 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Boromir Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—DVDX Award for Best Audio Commentary (New for DVD) (shared with others)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Extended Edition only
Equilibrium Errol Partridge
Tom and Thomas Paul Shepherd
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Boromir Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
National Board of Review Award for Best Cast
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
The Big Empty Cowboy
2004 National Treasure Ian Howe
Troy Odysseus
2005 North Country Kyle
Flightplan Captain Marcus Rich
The Island Dr. Merrick
The Dark James
2006 Silent Hill Chris Da Silva
2007 The Hitcher John Ryder
Outlaw Danny Bryant
Far North Loki
2010 Black Death Ulric Screamfest Horror Film Festival Trophy for Best Actor
Nominated—Chainsaw Award for Best Actor
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief Zeus
Cash Pyke Kubic
Reese Kubic
Death Race 2 Markus Kane
2011 Age of Heroes Jones
2012 Cleanskin Ewan
Soldiers of Fortune Dimidov
Mirror Mirror The King, Snow White's father
Silent Hill: Revelation Christopher Da Silva / Harry Mason
2014 Wicked Blood Frank Stinson
2015 The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King Arrog Voice
Any Day Vian
Jupiter Ascending Stinger Apini
Pixels Corporal Hill
The Martian Mitch Henderson
2016 The Young Messiah Severus
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV King Regis Voice[1]
2017 Drone Neil
Dark River Richard Bell
The Unconquered Narrator Voice
Short animation about the history of Poland[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1984 The Bill Horace Clark Episode: "Long Odds"
1985 Exploits at West Poley Scarred Man Television film
1986 The Practice Terry Donlan 2 episodes
1988 The Storyteller The Prince Episode: "The True Bride"
Troubles Capt. Bolton Television film
1989 The Jim Henson Hour Prince Episode: "Musicians"
1990 Screen Two Vic Episode: "Small Vones"
Lorna Doone Carver Doone Television film
Wedded Man
1991 4 Play Smith Episode: "In the Border Country"
Screen One Gabriel Lewis / Jack Morgan 2 episodes
Clarissa Lovelace 4 episodes
1992 Inspector Morse Alex Bailey Episode: "Absolute Conviction"
Fool's Gold: The Story of the Brink's-Mat Robbery Micky McAvoy Television film
My Kingdom for a Horse Steve
1993 Sharpe's Rifles Sergeant/Lieutenant Richard Sharpe Television film
Sharpe's Eagle Captain Richard Sharpe Television film
Lady Chatterley Mellors 4 episodes
A Woman's Guide to Adultery Paul 3 episodes
1994 Jacob Esau Television film
Sharpe's Company Captain Richard Sharpe
Sharpe's Enemy Major Richard Sharpe
Sharpe's Honour
Scarlett Lord Richard Fenton 3 episodes
1995 Sharpe's Gold Major Richard Sharpe Television film
Sharpe's Battle
Sharpe's Sword
1996 Decisive Weapons Narrator Documentary
Sharpe's Regiment Major Richard Sharpe Television film
Sharpe's Siege
Sharpe's Mission
1997 Sharpe's Revenge
Sharpe's Justice
Sharpe's Waterloo Lieutenant Colonel Richard Sharpe
1998 The Canterbury Tales The Nun's Priest Voice
Episode: "Leaving London"
1999 Bravo Two Zero Andy McNab Television film
Extremely Dangerous Niel Bryne 4 episodes
The Vicar of Dibley Himself Episode: "Spring"
2003 Henry VIII Robert Aske Television film
2004 Pride Dark Voice
Television film
2006 Faceless Eddie Prey Unaired pilot
Sharpe's Challenge Lt Col Richard Sharpe Television film
2007 Once Upon a Time in Iran Narrator Documentary[3]
2008 Crusoe James Crusoe 4 episodes
Sharpe's Peril Lt Col Richard Sharpe Television film
2009 Red Riding John Dawson 2 episodes
2010 The Lost Future Amal Television film
2011 Game of Thrones Eddard "Ned" Stark 9 episodes
Portal Award for Best Actor (Television)
IGN Award for Best TV Hero
IGN People's Choice Award for Best TV Hero
Nominated—EWwy Awards for Best Actor
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Fantasy Actor
Nominated—Scream Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
2012 Missing Paul Winstone 8 episodes
Accused Simon / Tracie Episode: "Tracie's Story"
International Emmy Award for Best Actor
Royal Television Society Best Actor Award
Nominated—BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor
2013 Family Guy Portrait Griffin Voice
Episode: "No Country Club for Old Men"
2014 Robot Chicken Dr. Doom, North, Heathcliff Voice
Episode: "Catdog on a Stick"
2014–2015 Legends Martin Odum 20 episodes; also producer
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Actor
2015–present The Frankenstein Chronicles John Marlott 6 episodes; also co-producer
2016 The Untamed The Stranger Voice
26 episodes
Wasted Himself Multiple episodes
Roman Empire: Reign of Blood Narrator Documentary
2017 Broken Father Michael Kerrigan TV drama
2018 Medici: Masters of Florence Jacopo de' Pazzi


  1. Goldfarb, Andrew (31 March 2016). "Final Fantasy 15 Movie 'Kingsglaive' Announced". IGN. Retrieved 31 March 2016.
  2. "The Unconquered Movie". Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  3. "Radio and TV Narration".

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