Bean was born Shaun Mark Bean in the Handsworth district of Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire, England, the son of Rita (née Tuckwood) and Brian Bean. Bean's father owned a fabrication shop, which he had set up with a colleague. The business employed 50 people, including Bean's mother, who worked as a secretary. He has a younger sister named Lorraine. Despite becoming relatively wealthy (his father owned a Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow), the family never moved away from the council estate, because they preferred to remain close to friends and family.
Other films he has starred in include the James Bond film Goldeneye, the Greek epic Troy and National Treasure. He is also famed for his role as Richard Sharpe in the TV series of the same name. He starred in the first season of the television adaptation of George R.R. Martin's fantasy book, Game of Thrones as Eddard Stark of Winterfell, and in 2010 he played Zeus in the movie based on the renowned book series, Percy Jackson & the Olympians.
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Troy (2004)
- Silent Hill (2006)
- Black Death (2010)
- Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)
- Age of Heroes (2011)
- For more see: Sean Bean's Filmography
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