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Sean Bean
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Birth Name: Shaun Mark Bean
Birth Date: April 17 1959
Birth Place: Sheffield Yorkshire England UK
Occupation: actor
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Significant Other(s):
Wife: Abigail Cruttenden (actress; married on November 22 1997; divorced in 2000) Melanie Hill (actress; married on February 27 1990; divorced in August 1997) Debra James (hairdresser; married on April 11 1981; divorced)

Family:
Father: Brian Bean
Mother: Rita Bean
Sister: Lorraine (younger)
Daughter: Evie Natasha (born on Friday November 6 1998; mother: Abigail Cruttenden) Molly (born in September 1991; mother: Melanie Hill) Lorna (born in October 1987; mother: Melanie Hill)

Biography
With his rugged good looks, Sean Bean has made a niche portraying bounders, cads and villains. The son of a welder, he expected to pursue that line of work until he began acting in local productions in Sheffield, England. Encouraged by success in his teens, he applied to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art to which he received a scholarship. Shortly after graduating, Bean made his stage debut as Tybalt in a production of "Romeo and Juliet". More stage work followed before he caught the attention of Derek Jarman who cast Bean in the experimental biopic "Caravaggio" (1986). As a gambler whose blond looks captivate Caravaggio (Nigel Terry), Bean brought a rough-edged sexuality to the role. Returning to the stage at the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company, he alternated the roles of Romeo and Captain Spencer in "The Fair Maid of the West" in repertory before he returned to features in Mike Figgis' hauntingly moody "Stormy Monday" (1988). That same year, he reteamed with Jarman for "War Requiem" and was featured in Bruce Robinson's "How to Get Ahead in Advertising". Bean also earned critical praise for his performance as Richard Harris' wayward son in "The Field" (1990) and as a blood-thirsty IRA gunman in "Patriot Games" (1992). He was featured in Caroline Thompson's faithful rendering of "Black Beauty" (1994), the British drama "Shopping" (1994) and played Agent 006 to Pierce Brosnan's James Bond in "GoldenEye" (1995). In "Leo Tolstoy's 'Anna Karenina'" (1996), Bean was cast as the dashing Count Vronsky opposite Sophie Marceau's Anna.

Filmography
Don't Say a Word (2001)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Essex Boys (2000)
Ases Em AçãO (1998)
Anna Karenina (1997)
Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1997)
Ana Karenina (1997)
GoldenEye (1995)
007 Contra Goldeneye (1995)
Black Beauty (1994)
Scarlett (1994)
Shopping (1994)
Jacob (1994)
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Sharpe's Honour (1994)
Sharpe's Gold (1994)
Sharpe's Battle (1994)
Sharpe's Sword (1994)
Lorna Doone (1993)
Sharpe's Rifles (1993)
Sharpe's Eagle (1993)
Patriot Games (1992)
The Field (1990)
The Fifteen Streets (1989)
Stormy Monday (1988)
Lady Chatterley
When Saturday Comes
Sharpe's Collection IV
Sharpe's Collection I

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