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Although his international profile went ballistic when he appeared as Boromir in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, Yorkshire-born Sean Bean has been thrilling audiences since his early days onstage with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Sean's roles have been as diverse as they are memorable: the British weapons expert Spence in Ronin; 006, the baddie who battled Brosnan in GoldenEye; Miller, the Irish terrorist who took on Harrison Ford in Patriot Games; Richard Sharpe, the heroic soldier who marched his way through France, Portugal and Spain in the 14-part series, Sharpe; and the rogue lover who more or less reduced the TV screen to a slow simmer in films such as A Woman's Guide to Adultery, Clarissa and Lady Chatterley.

Sean also played Sgt. Andy McNab in the film version of Bravo Two Zero, set in the Gulf War; Neil Byrne in the 4-part TV drama Extremely Dangerous; and nasty gangster Jason Locke in Granada Films' Essex Boys.

More recently Sean was seen as Patrick Koster in Don't Say a Word, starring Michael Douglas; as Tom's dad, Paul, in the Dutch children's film Tom & Thomas; and as the poetry-reading Partridge in the sci-fi thriller Equilibrium.

In 2002, Sean returned to the stage after a 13 year absence to play Macbeth at the Albery Theatre in London. Responding to popular demand, the limited-run production was extended until 01 March 2003.

In 2003, Sean was seen in in ITV's Henry VIII, and on the big screen in The Big Empty; and in 2004, National Treasure and Troy.

Sean's most recent projects are independent horror flick, The Dark; Disney's Flightplan, with Jodie Foster; Dreamworks' The Island; WB's North Country; the movie version of the videogame Silent Hill; The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion videogame; Sharpe's Challenge for ITV and BBC America; Faceless, a one-hour tv pilot for Fox Television, UK indie film Outlaw, a bold remake of The Hitcher (in which he takes on Rutger Hauer's original role) and Far North, filmed in Norway from September until November 2006.

Root of All Evil (formerly The Cache), was filmed in September 2007 in Chicago.

Sean filmed Sharpe's Peril, the 16th Sharpe installment, March 3 to April 19, 2008 in India. Sean also appeared in Crusoe, for NBC television, in which he played Robinson Crusoe's father, James.

His latest projects: a drama trilogy for Channel 4 based on three of the books in David Peace’s series of novels, The Red Riding Quartet, in which Sean played local property magnate John Dawson; and Percy Jackson, directed by Chris Columbus. Sean plays Zeus.

Percy Jackson was filmed in Vancouver April 6 - July 18, 2009.

A common misperception of me is...that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point. (Sean quoted in The Independent, 09 March 2007)

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  • Buckingham Covers "British Army Uniforms" featuring Sean Bean
    Click here or on the thumbnail for more info!

The Video Diaries of Rifleman Harris - Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 - actor Jason Salkey's behind the scenes look at life on and off the set during the filming of the Sharpe series.

Have a look at Jason's Harris Collection - a special collection of Sean Bean photos from Rifleman Harris

The Recollections of Rifleman Harris (Jason Salkey's audio book)

Sharpe's Chefs books

National Osteoporosis Society - help support Sean's favourite charity!

Rifleman Moore's "The Making of Sharpe's Peril"

Check the Rumour List for rumoured projects.

Want to know how many movies Sean's character dies in? Check out Death by Cow!

(Check the Bean Counter at the bottom of the page to see how many people have visited since December 7, 1995.)

Sean Bean, as the villain who wants his ''property,'' is as malevolent as can be without suffering serious dental damage. - Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun Times) reviewing Don't Say a Word.
Sean super-attractive, thanks to his air of guarded self-concsciousness, as though this being-an-actor business were a bit like sitting at the bar with one elbow on the counter, watching the people coming in and out from the corner of one eye. - Antonia Quirke, writing in a recent edition of West End Extra.
Sean Bean is a big fan of the Big Garden Birdwatch. He thinks it's a great activity for all the family. - BBC Birmingham

Films and TV Performances

Death by Cow...
The List

Stage Performances

Radio, DVD and TV Narrations

Radio and TV Ads

Biography Pages

Alpha and Chronological Performance Lists (scroll to bottom of page)

The Picture Gallery

Audio Books

Music Videos


Where to write to Sean

Guest Presenter - Awards Ceremonies

Guest Appearances on Interview Programs

Miscellaneous Guest Appearances

Appearances - Sheffield United

Charities and Causes
(Help support the National Osteoporosis Society - Sean's favourite charity)

The Archive - Newspaper and Magazine Feature Articles About Sean

Sean Bean: The Interview by Winona Kent [exclusive to The Compleat, on the set of Don't Say a Word]

Project Rumours
(Acting news only - nothing salacious!)

(A comprehensive reference list of
feature stories about Sean)

History of The Compleat Sean Bean
(The Compleat Sean Bean was featured in the 09 June 1999 and 26 January 2000 issues of NOW magazine in the UK; and in the March 2000 issue of Flashing Blade.)


The Cilla Rose Affair
My novel. Nothing to do with Sean. :) Available in the UK, the US, Canada, Germany and France.

Information about the city of Sheffield, and Sheffield United (Sean's favourite football team)

Winona Kent's personal page

Winona's writing partner's website:
Yoga by Nola
(Nola Tompkins)


Bean Counter


The information on this website has been gathered from a number of sources, including the original presspaks and press releases, contemporary newspaper and magazine articles and books. Whenever possible the complete text of the presspak and press release information has been included in the relevant pages. The individual newspaper and magazine articles and books are listed in the bibliography under their pertinent categories.

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The Compleat Sean Bean