Academy Award winning actor Sean Bean has enjoyed a 35 year career that spans across theatre, radio, television and film. Having graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in 1983, Sean began his career on stage appearing in productions such as the RSC’s ‘Fair Maid of the West’ (1985) and ‘Killing The Cat' (1990).
After becoming a household name due to his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ‘Sharpe’ series, his first major international film role came as Boromir in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’ (2001), a role for which he 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. Subsequent notable roles include his appearance in ‘Troy’ (2004) and ‘The Frankenstein Chronicles’ (2017), starring latterly alongside homegrown-talent Laurence Fox.
Sean is perhaps best known on the small screen for his role in the award-winning series ‘Game of Thrones’ (2011), portraying Eddard “Ned” Stark. He returned to primetime TV as Father Michael Kerrigan in the BBC’s drama series ‘Broken’ (2017), a role for which he won the BAFTA for Leading Actor.
Sean most recently appeared on our screens in February 2019, starring in Sky's original series ‘Curfew’ where he plays the lead character ‘The General’.