Sean Bean is an English actor best known for starring roles in the films The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, GoldenEye, Patriot Games, Troy, National Treasure and Silent Hill.
Bean has acted in a number of television productions, most notably HBO's Game of Thrones.
Trained at RADA, Bean's distinguished career has spanned film, TV and theatre.
Major highlights have included the role of Boromir in Peter Jackson's acclaimed Lord of the Rings trilogy for which Bean received the Best British Actor accolade at the Empire Awards, Chris Columbus' Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Troy, Black Death, John Frankenheimer's Ronin, Goldeneye, Don't Say a Word, National Treasure, The Dark, Flight Plan, The Island, Silent Hill, The Hitcher, True North, Anna Karenina, Shopping, Patriot Games, Caravaggio, Lorna Doone, The Field and Stormy Monday.
He also appeared in Hadi Hajaig's Clean Skin, Adrian Vitoria's Age of Heroes and Maxim Korostyshevsky's Soldiers of Fortune.
He first came to the attention of television audiences in the 1990s in the role of Richard Sharpe in the hugely popular series Sharpe, a role he since reprised.
Other major television dramas have included Channel 4's celebrated Red Riding, Bravo Two Zero, A Woman's Guide to Adultery, Lady Chatterley, Fool's Gold, Inspector Morse, Clarissa, Prince, Tell Me That You Love Me, Wedded, The Loser, Troubles, Small Zone, My Kingdom for a Horse, War Requiem, Winter Flight, Samson & Delilah and The True Bride.
Notable theatre credits include the RSC's Romeo & Juliet directed by Michael Boghdanov, Trevor Nunn's RSC Stratford/Mermaid production of Fair Maid of the West, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Edward Hall's Macbeth.
Bean has been married and divorced four times.