Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born 17 April 1959) is an English film, television, theatre and voice actor. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1983 and was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Bean first found success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV television series Sharpe. He has since garnered further recognition for his performances in the HBO epic fantasy series Game of Thrones, the BBC anthology series Accused and the ITV historical drama Henry VIII. His most prominent film role was in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy as Boromir (2001-2003). Other notable roles include Alec Trevelyan in the James Bond film GoldenEye (1995) and Odysseus in Troy (2004) as well as Patriot Games (1992), Ronin (1998), National Treasure (2004), North Country (2005), The Island (2005) and Black Death (2010). He will also co-star in the upcoming science fiction film Jupiter Ascending. As a voice artist, he has featured in the video game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and the drama The Canterbury Tales among several others.
Bean has received several honours throughout his career and has won an International Emmy for Best Actor. He has also been nominated for a BAFTA and Saturn Award.
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