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 (2001–03).
|Full name at birth||
Shaun Mark Bean
|Claim to fame||
Colonel Richard Sharpe in the ITV television series Sharpe, Boromir on Lord of the Rings and Ned Stark on Game of Thrones.
|Date of birth||
17 April 1959
|Place of birth||
Handsworth, South Yorkshire, England, UK
Actor, Voice Artist
5' 10½" (179 cm)
187 lbs (84.8 kg)
Brook Comprehensive School (1975)
Independent Talent Group Ltd
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