ActorDate of birth
17th April 1959
Place of birth
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Year of debut
First feature film
After finishing school, Sean Bean worked in his father’s manufacturing company and trained as a welder at Rotherham College. While at college, he became interested in acting. He earned a scholarship to RADA. After graduating in 1983, he acted in plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream and TV shows such as Sharpe. He built up a reputation playing villains in movies including GoldenEye and National Treasure. He got global attention for playing Boromir in The Lord Of The Rings.
Sean Bean has 100 Per Cent Blade tattooed on his left shoulder in honour of his favourite football club, Sheffield United, The Blades. He also has a tattoo of the number nine in Elvish after appearing in The Lord Of The Rings.
While filming Patriot Games, Harrison Ford accidentally hit him with a boat hook giving him a permanent scar over his eye.
He appeared in the Moby music video We Are All Made Of Stars.
He changed the spelling of his first name from Shawn to Sean when he became an actor.
He was married to Debra James from 1981 to 1990. He married Melanie Hill in 1990. They divorced seven years later. His marriage to Abigail Cruttenden lasted from 1997 to 2000. In 2008 he married Georgina Sutcliffe.