Sean Bean is an actor whom we all adore. He has won many hearts with his performance in many epic television shows and films from Ned Stark in Game of Thrones to Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03). He has played critically acclaimed roles in films such as Troy, James Bond’s Patriot Games, Ronin, National Treasure, GoldenEye, and many others. We will take you through the glamorous career of the British actor and look at aspects of his personal life that every fan is always curious about.
Sean Bean Biography
It may surprise many to learn that Sean Bean is not his real name, but a modification he chose to make to fit his acting career. His parents Brian K. Bean and Rita Bean (née Tuckwood) named him Shaun Mark Bean when he was born to them on April 17, 1959, in Handsworth, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Sean grew up alongside his younger sister, Lorraine.
His family became wealthy thanks to his father’s manufacturing business, which grew to a workforce of over 50 employees. Sean aspired to join the family business, but fate had other plans up his sleeve. A lifelong fan of Sheffield United, Sean Bean had also considered becoming a footballer, but his football dreams were shattered when he was unable to walk for a while due to a leg injury. He suffered the injury when he smashed a glass door during an argument out of anger.
Sean Bean attended Brook Comprehensive School, which he graduated from in 1975 with a high school diploma in art and English. He then attended Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, where he studied welding with the hope of working in his father’s company. However, Bean discovered his passion for the arts at college and soon switched to the study of drama. He acted in a number of school plays and eventually received a scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, which he attended from 1981 to 1983.
Sean Bean began his film career in 1983 shortly after graduating from RADA. He began in the theater, where he made his professional debut as Tyler in Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill Theatre. Bean then starred in a number of stage productions in the West End. He subsequently began appearing on the silver screen and received his first national recognition with a commercial for a non-alcoholic lager.
Sean Bean made his film debut in Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio (1986) and quickly gained popularity. In the 1990s he became a regular feature on British television. Bean became a mainstream success because he got the role of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series Sharpe. In the film, he gained further notoriety with the role of Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. As part of the LOTR cast, Sean Bean won his first prize, a Phoenix Film Critics Society award for best cast. He received a SAG award for the third part of the film.
The actor became famous in Hollywood because he played villains. Sean Bean became famous because he played characters who would end up dead. He played the leading role of Ned Stark in the first season of Game of Thrones. His recent television shows include Legends and The Oath. Bean received an international Emmy for his role in the film Accused 2012.
His Net Worth
Sean Bean has been very successful in his film career with a resume that can make life difficult for many actors. Paychecks from his film roles and endorsement contracts are the main sources of his wealth. His net worth was estimated at $20 million.
Spouse – Ashley Moore
On Friday, June 30, 2017, Sean Bean made his fifth tie with Ashley Moore.
After divorcing his fourth wife, the actress Georgina Sutcliffe, in 2011, Bean declared that he had given up the marriage and would never consider entering into the covenant of marriage again. So when he married Moore in 2017, the media could not help but ask what had changed his mind. Bean wore his heart on his sleeve when he confessed to having given up on marriage because he never thought it was possible that he would ever “meet someone as amazing as Ashley.
The couple met in New York City in 2012 and began their romance shortly after. They kept their relationship largely private and by December 2014 they were engaged.
Ashley was born in 1985, 26 years younger than her husband Sean. Unlike most of Bean’s former spouses, Ashley Moore is not an actress, so not much information about her is publicly available. However, it is a confirmed fact that she used to work as a nanny.
Bean first married his secondary school sweetheart Debra James in 1981. They were divorced in 1988. He was married to actress Melanie Hill from 1990 to 1997 and to actress Abigail Cruttenden from 1997 to 2000. Sean Bean has three children from his previous marriages.