Academy Award winning actor Sean Bean has enjoyed a 20 year career that spans across theatre, radio, television and film. Having graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in 1983, he was instantly propelled into the world of drama arts. Sean began his career on stage and in the West End stag, productions include RSC’s Fair Maid of the West (1985) and Killing The Cat (1990) before he moved onto the big screen.
In film, Sean starred in The Lord of the Rings (2004) as the emotionally torn character Boromir, a role for which Sean received the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, an Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Other period titles include his role in Troy (2004) and The Frankenstein Chronicles (2017) alongside actor Laurence Fox.
In television, Sean is perhaps best known for his role in the Award winning series, Game of Thrones (2011), portraying the powerfully moral and conflicted Eddard “Ned” Stark. This role has not only cemented his legendary skill and talent for acting, but also made him a bit of a cult figure.
Sean recently returned to our television screens as Father Michael Kerrigan in the BBC’s gritty, heartfelt TV Drama series 'Broken', a role for which Sean Bean won a BAFTA for Leading Actor.
Sean will return to our screens this winter with Sky's original series Curfew where he will play the lead character.