Sean Bean

Shaun Mark Bean (born 17 April 1959), known professionally as Sean Bean, is an English actor. After graduating from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, he made his professional debut in a theatre production of Romeo and Juliet in 1983. Retaining his distinctive Yorkshire accent, he first found mainstream success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. Bean has since garnered further recognition for his performance as Ned Stark in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, as well as roles in the BBC anthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII. His most prominent film role was Boromir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001–2003).

Other roles include Alec Trevelyan in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995) and Odysseus in Troy (2004), as well as roles in Patriot Games (1992), Ronin (1998), National Treasure (2004), North Country (2005), The Island (2005), Silent Hill (2006), Black Death (2010), and Jupiter Ascending (2015). As a voice actor, Bean has been featured in the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the drama The Canterbury Tales, among several others. He has received several awards during his career and won an International Emmy for Best Actor. He has also been nominated for a BAFTA and Saturn Award

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Cast Credits

Roman Empire: Reign of Blood (2016)
Starring as Narrator
Wasted (2016)
Starring as Sean Bean
Sean Bean on Waterloo (2015)
Starring as Sean Bean
The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015)
Starring as Inspector John Marlott (6 episodes)
Legends (2014)
Starring as Martin Odum (20 episodes)
Missing (2012)
Starring as Paul Winstone (8 episodes)
Game of Thrones (2011)
Starring as Lord Eddard Stark (10 episodes)
The Jonathan Ross Show (2011)
Guest starring as Sean Bean
Extremely Dangerous (1999)
Starring as Neil Byrne
The Frank Skinner Show (1995)
Guest starring as Sean Bean
Scarlett (1994)
Starring as Lord Richard Fenton
Fantasy Football League (1994)
Guest starring as Sean Bean (2 episodes)
Lady Chatterley (1993)
Starring as Oliver Mellors
Sharpe (1993)
Starring as Richard Sharpe
A Woman's Guide to Adultery (1993)
Starring as Paul (3 episodes)