Richest CelebritiesActors
Net Worth:
$20 Million
Date of Birth:
Apr 17, 1959 (64 years old)
Place of Birth:
Handsworth, South Yorkshire
5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Actor, Voice Actor
United Kingdom
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Sean Bean is a British actor who has a net worth of $20 million. Sean Bean is known for his roles in such films as "Ronin," "Troy," "The Island," "Flightplan," and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. He has also been on a range of television programs, including "Sharpe," "Game of Thrones," and "Legends." On top of this, Bean has done extensive voiceover work for video games, with credits including "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" and "Sid Meier's Civilization VI."

Early Life and Career Beginnings

Sean Bean was born in 1959 in Handsworth, Sheffield, England. His father, Brian, owned a fabrication company, where his mother, Rita, worked as a secretary. He has a younger sister named Lorraine. Bean attended Brook Comprehensive School, and later took jobs at a supermarket and at the local council. Then, he began working for his father's firm. During this time, once a week, he attended Rotherham College of Arts and Technology, where he studied welding. After briefly attending two other colleges, he returned to Rotherham and began studying drama. There, he performed in college plays, and eventually won a scholarship to the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

After graduating from RADA in 1983, Bean made his professional acting debut in a production of "Romeo and Juliet," playing the character Tybalt. The next year, he starred in "David and Jonathan." From 1986 to 1988, Bean was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company, and appeared in productions of "The Fair Maid of the West" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Film Career

Bean's feature film debut came in 1986, when he appeared in Derek Jarman's LGBT biopic "Caravaggio." He followed this with parts in the thriller "Stormy Monday," the comedy fantasy "How to Get Ahead in Advertising," and another film by Jarman, "War Requiem." At the start of the 90s, Bean starred in an adaptation of the John B. Keane play "The Field," and played a journalist in the apartheid drama "Windprints." In 1992, the actor had his first major Hollywood role in the action thriller "Patriot Games," playing an Irish republican terrorist opposite Harrison Ford's Jack Ryan. Later credits in the 90s included "Shopping," "Black Beauty," the James Bond film "GoldenEye," "When Saturday Comes," "Anna Karenina," and the Robert De Niro action thriller "Ronin."

After appearing in "Essex Boys" and "Don't Say a Word" in the early 2000s, Bean had his most famous movie role yet as Boromir in Peter Jackson's "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. During this time, he was also in the science-fiction film "Equilibrium," the British family film "Tom and Thomas," and the comedy film "The Big Empty." He later played a villainous treasure hunter in the adventure film "National Treasure" and a villainous scientist in the Michael Bay thriller "The Island." Other credits in the 2000s include "Troy," "North Country," "Flightplan," "Outlaw," and the independent drama "Far North." In the 2010s, Bean played Zeus in "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief," an adaptation of the popular novel. Subsequent roles have been in "Cleanskin," "Soldiers of Fortune," "Mirror Mirror," "Jupiter Ascending," "The Martian," "Dark River," and "Possessor."

Sean Bean


Television Career

In the late 80s and early 90s, Bean emerged as a major actor on British television. He was in episodes of "The Bill," "The Practice," "The Storyteller," "Screen Two," and "Clarissa," and appeared in made-for-television movies such as "Troubles," "Lorna Doone," and "My Kingdom for a Horse." In 1993, Bean had his biggest role on television yet as Richard Sharpe, a rifleman in the Napoleonic Wars. He starred as the character on the ITV series "Sharpe," based on Bernard Cornwell's novels and the experiences of a band of soldiers in the 95th Rifles. The series began with "Sharpe's Rifles," and continued with 15 more feature-length episodes throughout the 90s and 2000s.

Other prominent television roles for Bean were in a BBC adaptation of "Lady Chatterley," and in the American miniseries "Scarlett." Toward the end of the 90s, the actor was in the drama serial "Extremely Dangerous" and an episode of the British sitcom "The Vicar of Dibley." In the 2000s, he was in a television film adaptation of "Henry VIII," four episodes of NBC's "Crusoe," and the post-apocalyptic television film "The Lost Future."

Another big role came in 2011, when Bean starred in the first season of HBO's "Game of Thrones" as Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark. The next year, he starred on the short-lived ABC mystery drama "Missing," and played a cross-dressing teacher in the first episode of the second season of the British series "Accused," a role which earned him an award from the Royal Television Society. Later television credits have included the TNT espionage drama "Legends," the British period crime drama "The Frankenstein Chronicles," the BBC series "Broken," the crime drama "The Oath," the dystopian series "Curfew," the British war drama "World on Fire," and the TNT series "Snowpiercer," based on the science-fiction film of the same name.

Personal Life

Bean has been wed multiple times. His first marriage was in 1981 to school sweetheart Debra James; they divorced in 1988. In 1990, he married actress Melanie Hill, whom he had met while attending RADA. They had three children, and got divorced in 1997. That year, Bean met actress Abigail Cruttenden while filming "Sharpe," and subsequently married her; they had a daughter the following year, and divorced in 2000. Bean's fourth marriage was to actress Georgina Sutcliffe, whom he wed in 2008. This marriage was fraught with allegations of Bean abusing his wife, leading to domestic disturbances that brought the police to their home on three occasions. The pair separated in 2010. In 2017, Bean wed Ashley Moore.

A major fan of Sheffield United since he was a child, Bean opened the club's Hall of Fame in 2001, made large contributions to its finances, and served on its board of directors from 2002 to 2007. He also wrote the foreword and did promotion for the book "Sheffield United: The Biography."

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