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Know Your “That Guy”: Sean Bean

Sean Bean

Born: April 17, 1959

Number of Roles: 94

Best Known for Playing: Villains

First Appearance: Hooker in Winter Flight (1984)

Most Recent Appearance: Ulric in Black Death (2010)

Notable Roles:

  • Zeus in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
  • John Ryder in The Hitcher
  • Christopher Da Silva in Silent Hill
  • Ian Howe in National Treasure
  • Dr. Merrick in The Island
  • Patridge in Equilibrium
  • Boromir in The Lord of the Rings
  • Spence in Ronin
  • Alec Trevelyn in Goldeneye
  • Sean Miller in Patriot Games

Fun Facts:

  • One of four LOTR actors to work with Harrison Ford, who hit him with a boat hook for real during the filming of the final fight in Patriot Games, giving him a scar.
  • Appeared in the “We Are All Made of Stars” music video.
  • Auditioned for James Bond for The Living Daylights.
  • Very similar career to fellow Sheffield native Gary Oldman.

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