April 17, 1959
61 years old
5 ft 10½ in | 179 cm
85 kg | 187 lbs
44 in | 112 cm
35 in | 89 cm
Sean Bean was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, United Kingdom, on April 17, 1959, is an English actor.
Young Sean Bean first started performing during his years at the Rotherham College of Arts and Technology in school theater productions.
He landed his professional stage debut in a play "Romeo and Juliet" (1983) in role as Tybalt, at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury.
He got his television debut in police procedural series The Bill (1984) in episode "Long Odds", in role Horace Clark.
He made his big screen debut in historical drama film Caravaggio (1986) in role as Ranuccio.
Sean's breakthrough performance came as Sergeant / Lieutenant Richard Sharpe in British television movie Sharpe's Rifles (1993).
Possessor (2020) science fiction horror in role as John Parse, opposite Andrea Riseborough, Christopher Abbott and Rossif Sutherland
Wolfwalkers (2020) animated adventure in voice role as Bill Goodfellowe
He played Boromir in the Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001–2003):
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) (Extended edition only)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
He portrayed Alec Trevelyan / Janus in James Bond movie GoldenEye (1995).
The Martian (2015) science fiction opposite Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kristen Wiig
Equilibrium (2002) science fiction action with Christian Bale, Emily Watson and Taye Diggs
Patriot Games (1992) action thriller opposite Harrison Ford and Anne Archer
National Treasure (2004) action adventure with Nicolas Cage, Diane Kruger and Justin Bartha
The Island (2005) science fiction action thriller opposite Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson and Djimon Hounsou
Black Death (2010) action horror with Eddie Redmayne and Carice van Houten
The Hitcher (2007) road thriller opposite Sophia Bush and Zachary Knighton
Silent Hill (2006) psychological horror with Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden and Deborah Kara Unger
Don't Say a Word (2001) psychological thriller opposite Michael Douglas, Brittany Murphy and Skye McCole Bartusiak
The Field (1990) drama with Richard Harris, John Hurt and Tom Berenger
Flightplan (2005) psychological thriller mystery opposite Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard and Kate Beahan
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) action fantasy with Logan Lerman, Uma Thurman and Pierce Brosnan
Stormy Monday (1988) neo-noir thriller opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Sting and Melanie Griffith
Caravaggio (1986) historical drama with Nigel Terry and Tilda Swinton
Mirror Mirror (2012) fantasy adventure opposite Lily Collins, Julia Roberts and Armie Hammer
Anna Karenina (1997) drama with Sophie Marceau, Alfred Molina and Mia Kirshner
Jupiter Ascending (2015) science fiction epic adventure opposite Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum and Eddie Redmayne
He was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Simon / Tracie in British television anthology series Accused (2012), for episode "Tracie's Story".
He was nominated for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance as Father Michael Kerrigan in drama series Broken (2017).
He played Richard Sharpe in a British television series Sharpe:
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Sharpe's Gold (1995)
Sharpe's Battle (1995)
Sharpe's Sword (1995)
Sharpe's Regiment (1996)
Sharpe's Siege (1996)
Sharpe's Mission (1996)
Sharpe's Revenge (1997)
Sharpe's Justice (1997)
Sharpe's Waterloo (1997)
Sharpe's Challenge (2006)
He portrayed Eddard "Ned" Stark in first season of HBO fantasy drama television series Game of Thrones (2011).
The Practice (1986) ITV soap opera in role as Terry Donlan
Clarissa (1991) BBC drama miniseries in role as Lovelace
Lady Chatterley (1993) BBC television serial in role as Mellors
Scarlett (1994) CBS miniseries in role as Lord Richard Fenton
Extremely Dangerous (1999) ITV drama series in role as Niel Bryne
Crusoe (2008) NBC adventure drama series in role as James Crusoe
Red Riding (2009) miniseries in role as John Dawson
Missing (2012) ABC mystery thriller drama series in role as Paul Winstone
Legends (2014-2015) TNT crime drama series in role as Martin Odum
The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015-2017) crime drama series in role as John Marlott
Wasted (2016) comedy series in role as Sean Bean
Medici: Masters of Florence (2018) historical drama series in role as Jacopo de' Pazzi
The Oath (2018) crime drama web series in role as Tom Hammand
Curfew (2019) dystopian action drama series in role as Errol "The General" Chambers
World on Fire (2019) war drama series in role as Douglas Bennett
Snowpiercer (2020–2021) TNT post-apocalyptic dystopian thriller drama series in role as Mr. Wilford
Graduated from Brook Comprehensive School in 1975.
Attended Rotherham College of Arts and Technology.
Graduated from Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1983.
Has a younger sister, Lorraine Bean.
Avid fan of Sheffield United FC.
Featured in music video for Moby "We Are All Made of Stars" (2002).
He has two scars.
Follows Yorkshire County Cricket Club.
He voiced Arrog in animated adventure fantasy comedy family film The Snow Queen 2: The Snow King (2015) and King Regis in animated fantasy movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016).
He was honored with a Star on Sheffield's walk of fame.
Big David Bowie fan.
Lives in Belsize Park, London, England.
He was married to:
Georgina Sutcliffe (2008-2010)
Abigail Cruttenden (1997-2000) they have one daughter
Melanie Hill (1990-1997) they have two daughters
Debra James (1981-1990)
Has been in relationship with Amy Ellery (2003).