Who is Sean Bean?

Sean Bean is a well known professional British based actor. The actor is renowned for landing his role in the TV series “Sharpe” as Major Richard Sharpe. The actor is also famous for playing negative roles in films such as “GoldenEye,” “Patriot Games” and “National Treasure.” You may even know this renowned actor for his critically acclaimed character as Ned Stark in the HBO television series named “Game of Thrones.” The actor got into the limelight after appearing in the “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

Quick Info
Full NameShaun Mark Bean
Birth DateApril 17, 1959
Birth PlaceHandsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
FatherBrian K. Bean
Age61 years old
Height5 feet 10.5 inches (1.79 m)
Weight85 kg (187 lbs)
HairLight Brown
Net Worth$1 million to $5 million

Sean Bean


Sean Bean, whose birth name is Shaun Mark Bean, was born in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England on April 17, 1959. He is currently 61 years old. He is a son to mother, Rita who served as a secretary, and to father Brian K. Bean who served as an owner of the fabrication shop. He is an elder brother to Lorraine.

Early Life

The actor wanted to pursue his career as a professional football player but could not make it as he smashed a window glass that got embedded in his leg. Because of his wound, he used to struggle walking for a while. As a child, he attended Brook Comprehensive School in 1975 which he left with O levels in Arts and went on to attend Rotherham College of Arts and Technology where he studied a welding course. As he was interested in acting later, he got shifted to drama classes in the same college.


The actor started his acting career from the theatre where he made his debut professionally by landing a role as Tybalt in “Romeo and Juliet” in 1983. The actor kept on making appearances in many plays through the company from 1986 to 1988. Furthermore, The actor continued on appearing in the television and landed his roles in the BBC productions in the series “Clarissa” in 1991 and “Lady Chatterley” in 1993. Eventually, after that, he also played the position in the ITV television series “Sharpe” as Richard Sharpe. He gained limelight from this series and is also considered as one of his breakthroughs.

Sean Bean

The actor never looked back but went on to star diverse roles in films like “Patriot Games” in 1992, “Golden Eyes” in 1995, and “National Treasure” in 2004. These films gained him more recognition in his career as he had diversified his career by appearing in a negative role. The actor got yet another breakthrough role as Boromir in the film trilogy named “The Lord of the Rings” which took his career to a new height. You may also know him for landing his diverse roles in films and series like “Essex Boys” in 2000, “The Island” in 2005, “Equilibrium” in 2002, “Troy” in 2004, “Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief” in 2010, “Cash” in 2010 and “Accused” in 2012.


The actor has been working in many genres which also include the supporting role which he has landed in the film “Pixels” and “The Martian.” You may know him for his appearance in the biblical drama “The Young Messiah.” The actor is widely known for his portrayal as Ned Stark in the HBO series named “Game of Thrones” alongside cast Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and others.  He had gained substantial critical acclaim for his role. He is also famous for landing his role in the films “Drone” and “Dark River” in 2017. Sean has extended his career by working as a narrator of the short film named “Daniel.”

The actor has never stopped, he has been working throughout and has landed roles in many television series which include “Legend” from 2014 to 2015, “Roman Empire: Reign of Blood” in 2016, “The Frankenstein Chronicles” from 2015 to 2017, and “The Oath” in 2018. He has also played in the American sci-fi thriller film “Possessor” as John Parse in 2019. He has also joined the cast of the YouTube series named “Reunited Apart” in 2020.

Personal Life

Sean has tied his knot five times and has split off four times. His first marriage was with Debra James, who was his secondary school sweetheart in 1981 but got divorced in 1988. His second marriage was with actress Melanie Hill in 1990 which they took off in 1997. He did his third marriage the same year with actress Abigail Cruttenden and split it off in 2000. Eventually, he got into a relationship with actress Georgina Sutcliffe and tied the knot in 2008. However, they divorced in 2010. Now, he married Ashley Moore since 2017.

Sean Bean


The actor has been associated with the entertainment industry for a long time and has contributed to many films and series. He nominated in many awards and won 13 of them. Sean was the recipient of two Phoenix Film Critics Society Award in 2002 and 2004 and the Online Film Critics Society Award in 2003. He has earned Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, Critics’ Choice Award, and National Board of Review in 2004. Sean won Screamfest Horror Film Festival Award in 2010, Portal Award, and two IGN Summer Movie Awards in 2011, International Emmy Award and Royal Television Society Awards in 2013, Royal Television Society NW, and Cologne Film Festival in 2017, and BAFTA in 2018.

Nationality and Physical Statistics

Sean is English by nationality and is of the white race.

Besides that, Sean stands at a height of 5 feet 10.5 inches (1.79 m) and weighing about 85 kg (187 lbs. Additionally, his hair color is light brown, and his eye color is green.


Sean has an active Instagram account as @sean_bean_official with 242k followers.

Net Worth

Sean is living a luxurious life. He is a famous actor who has earned a lot of money as well as fame. Wilson currently has about $1 million to $5 million approximately.