Who is Sean Bean?

Sean Bean is an English actor who is well-known for the portrayal of the role of Eddard ‘Ned’ Stark in the 2011 American fantasy drama television series, ‘Game of Thrones’. He has also played the role of Michael Kerrigan in the 2017 British television drama series, ‘Broken’ for which he won numerous nominations including awards like BAFTA in the year 2018. The breakthrough moment of Sean Bean’s career came in the year 1992 when he played the role of Sean Miller in the 1992 American action thriller movie, ‘Patriot Games’ where he appeared alongside actors like Jack Ryan and Anne Archer. Moreover, he has also played the role of Richard Sharpe in the
‘Sharpe’ movie series which included 16 total installments.

Quick Infos
Full NameShaun Mark Bean
Date of birth17 April 1959
Birth PlaceHandsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England
Parent(s)Rita Tuckwood and Brian K. Bean
Partner(s)Debra James(1981- 1988.)
Melanie Hill(1990-1997)
Abigail Cruttenden(1997- 2000)
Georgina Sutcliffe
Ashley Moore(present)
Net worth$20 million


Sean Bean’s full name is Shaun Mark Bean. He was born on 17 April 1959 in Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. He is the first child of his mother, Rita Tuckwood who used to work as a secretary, and father, Brian K. Bean who owned a fabrication company. He was born and raised alongside his younger sister, Lorraine Bean in the council estate along with the rest of his family and friends.

He was interested in football and wanted to start a career in football but could not do so because of a large glass shard that entered his leg causing difficulty in walking for Sean for a brief amount of time. This unfortunate incident happened when he smashed a glass door during an argument. Besides this, he is currently 61 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

Height, Weight, and Age

Sean Bean holds an English nationality and descends from English as well as distant Welsh ancestry. He is a Christian and practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands at a height of 5 feet and 10 inches (1.79m/179cms) tall and weighs around 84kgs (187lbs). Moreover, he has an average body build with a pair of green-colored eyes and light brown colored hair.

Sean BeanEducation

Sean Bean studied and graduated with an O-Level degree from the Brook Comprehensive School. For further studies, he joined and studied welding at the Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, a further education college located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England but discontinued his welding classes in order to pursue a career in art after he was fascinated by an art class. He later won a scholarship from the Rotherham Civic
Theatre to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).


Sean Bean has got married a total of five times and has divorced a total of four times. His first wife was Debra James with who he spent a total of seven years from the year 1981 to the year 1988. After separating from Debra, he was involved in a relationship with Melanie Hill from the year 1990 to the year 1997 and with Abigail Cruttenden from the year 1997 to the year 2000. He was later seen with Georgina Sutcliffe for a brief
time of two years before getting married for the fifth time with Ashley Moore in the year 2017. He has been with Ashley ever since. Moreover, Sean Bean is a father to three daughters, Molly Bean, Lorna Bean, and Evie Natasha Bean.

Sean BeanSocial

Sean Bean is active on Instagram (@sean_bean_official) and his official account has over 248 thousand followers.



Sean Bean made his debut in the role of 1984 with a small role of a hooker in the British TV movie, ‘Winter Flight’. Following this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘Caravaggio’ in the year 1986, ‘Stormy Monday’ in the year 1988, ‘How to Get Ahead in Advertising’ in the year 1989, and ‘War Requiem’ in the year 1990. In the year 1992, Sean Bean’s breakthrough moment came in the form of the role of Sean Miller in the 1992 American action thriller movie, ‘Patriot Games’.

Following the success of this role, he went on to star in movies like ‘Black Beauty’ in the year 1994, ‘GoldenEye’ in the year 1995, ‘When Saturday Comes’ in the year 1996, ‘Anna Karenina’ in the year 1997, ‘Bravo Two Zero’ in the year 1999 and ‘Don’t Say a Word’ in the year 2001. After this, he got the recurring role of Boromir in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ movie series and starred in the movie series in the years 2001, 2002, and 2003. Later, he went on to appear in movies like ‘North Country’ in the year 2005,‘Outlaw’ in the year 2007, and ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’ in the year 2010.

He got another recurring role of Chris Da Silva in the ‘Silent Hill’ movie series and played the part for the movie series in the years 2006 and 2012. Some of his recent works include movies like ‘Drone’ where he played the role of Neil and ‘Dark River’ where he portrayed the role of Richard Bell in the year 2017 and the role of John Parse in the movie, ‘Possessor’ and the voice role of Bill Goodfellow in the movie, ‘Wolfwalkers’ in the year 2020.

Television Show

Sean Bean made his debut on television with the role of Horace Clark for an episode of the 1984 British police procedural television series, ‘The Bill’. Following this role, he went on to star in television movies like ‘Exploits at West Poley’ in the year 1985 and ‘Troubles’ in the year 1988 and in television series like ‘The Jim Henson Hour’ in the year 1989 and ‘4 Play’ in the year 1991. Sean Bean has been a part of many television movies throughout his acting career including movies like the ‘Sharpe’ series from the year 1993 to the year 2008 and also ‘The Lost
Future’ in the year 2010.

He also played the lead role of EddardStark – the King in the North in the 2011 television series, ‘Game of Thrones’ and also helped produce as well as starred in the 2014 American crime drama television series, ‘Legends’. His recent works include television series like ‘World on Fire’ where he appeared as Douglas Bennett for seven episodes and ‘Snowpiercer’ where he portrayed the role of Mr. Wilford for eleven episodes.

Sean Bean

Sean Bean won the International Emmy Awards’ Best Actor award for his role in the movie, ‘Accused’ and the Royal Television Society Awards’ Best Actor award for the same. He has also won BAFTA’s Leading Actor award for his work in ‘Broken’ and Portal Awards’ Best Actor award for his work in ‘Game of Thrones’ in the year 2011. Likewise, he is a recipient of 11 other awards and accolades.

Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Sean Bean has an estimated net worth of around $20 million.