Sean Bean

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Name: Sean Bean
Also Known As: Shaun Mark Bean
Occupation: actor
Medium: film, TV and theatre
Works: notably Lord of the Rings film, Sharpe (TV series), and a James Bond film.
Official Website(s): none I know of
Fan Website(s): The Mighty Bean, The Bean Box, Compleat Sean Bean (to 2009 only)
On Fanlore: Related pages

Sean Bean is an English actor, who was born on 17 April 1959 in Sheffield. He tends to make several films a year, and often plays villains. His characters also tend to die in most of them.

Played Boromir in the The Lord of the Rings films, Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe British TV series, Alec Trevelyan (Agent 006) in the James Bond film Goldeneye, and Odysseus in the film Troy. In 2011, Bean played Eddard ("Ned") Stark in the HBO series Game of Thrones, based on the first volume of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy series.


Bean's characters are popular with fanwriters & artists, and are frequently slashed. Popular pairings include Aragorn/Boromir and James Bond/Alec Trevelyan.

A trend often mentioned regarding Sean is that his characters are prone to dying.[1]



Sean is a favorite of Lotrips slashers, who frequently pair him with Viggo Mortensen and Orlando Bloom.