Birthday: 17th April
Sean Bean is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Bean made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe, which originally ran from 1993 to 1997.
Bean's film roles include GoldenEye (1995), The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003), National Treasure (2004), Flightplan (2005), The Island (2005), Jupiter Ascending (2015), and The Martian (2015).
His television roles include the BBCanthology series Accused, Broken, Game of Thrones and the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII. As a voice actor, Bean has been featured in the video games The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Sid Meier's Civilization VI, and the drama The Canterbury Tales, among others. Bean has also been the main voice over for O2 and their adverts for over 20 years having originally taken the job in 2002.
In 2022 Bean won the British Academy Television Award as Leading Actor in Time, a BBC One drama.
BAFTA AWARD NOMINATIONS: 3 WINS: 2
2022 - WINNER: Best TV Leading Actor - TIME
2018 - WINNER: Best TV Leading Actor - BROKEN
2013 - Best TV Leading Actor - ACCUSED
How do you rate Sean Bean's films?
WATCH SEAN BEAN THIS WEEK
Sunday 14th & Monday 15th August, BBC1, 9:00pm
Drama starring Bean and Nicola Walker as a couple struggling to adapt to changes in their lives. Ian and Emma return from holiday in Spain and have to get used to the ways in which their career prospects have radically diverged since Ian was made redundant. Another new development comes in the shape of their daughter's new boyfriend.
FILM: Pixels (2015)
Bean is amongst the supporting cast of this computer game inspired comedy.
ON AMAZON PRIME...
FILM: The Island (2015)
Bean is on bad guy duty for this sci-fi action flick.
FILM: National Treasure (2004)
Bean is amongst the cast of this Disney adventure film.
What's your favourite Sean Bean performance?
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