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17th Jun '13 9:03:46 PM Prfnoff
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->''"[[{{Film/GoldenEye}} For England, James?]]"''

'''Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean''' (born 1959) is an English actor.

Sean is renowned as a MrFanservice ([[DracoInLeatherPants despite]] or [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys because of]] his many roles as villains). According to TheOtherWiki, he does not mind being considered [[LoveableRogue 'a bit of rough']] by the ladies. Apparently, the ladies are okay with that because he was voted the UK's second sexiest man in 2004.

Sean Bean's StarMakingRole role was the [[FieldPromotion field-promoted]] British officer, {{Sharpe}}.

He followed this up by portraying [[TypeCasting bad guys who die a lot]]. In fact, seeing Sean's name in the credits could almost be considered a spoiler, because it is almost certain that he will be a [[FaceHeelTurn good guy who turns bad]] and then dies. He even died ''twice'' in ''[=GoldenEye=]''!

Like many other British leading men, he purportedly wanted to become a [[TheBeautifulGame professional footballer]] before he went into acting.

His personal [[MemeticBadass reputation for badassery]] has greatly benefited from [[http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/06/sean-bean-stabbed-in-bar-fight-orders-another-drink.php reports]] of a MajorInjuryUnderreaction after an altercation in a pub. Unfortunately, [[DomesticAbuse other]] [[TheAlcoholic reports]] haven't been as complimentary.

DoNotConfuseWith MrBean.
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!!Tropes invoked by this actor:
* TheAlcoholic: His alcohol abuse has gained notoriety, especially after the numerous reports of him getting into bar fights, [[http://www.celebitchy.com/255437/sean_bean_looked_wasted_bloody_smug_in_london_would_you_hit_it/ drunkenly chasing down paparazzi]] and then [[http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=11576398#page:showThread,11576398 allegedly]] making threatening phone calls to his ex, Georgina Sutcliffe (it's also worth noting that that's why her marriage to him allegedly ended - she claimed he was an abusive drunk and called the cops on him more than once).
** He and Georgina are [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2336775/Sean-Bean-seals-reunion-ex-wife-Georgina-Sutcliffe-enjoy-Rome-antic-mini-break-Italy.html back together]]. For how long is anybody's guess!
* {{Badass}}: [[http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/06/sean-bean-stabbed-in-bar-fight-orders-another-drink.php True story.]] He got into a bar fight with a guy who refused to apologize after insulting Sean's {{Playboy}} [[PlayboyBunny model]] girlfriend. After the other guy stabbed him with broken glass and gave him a black eye, Sean [[GreaterNeedThanMine refused the offer to call him an ambulance]], [[MadeOfIron patched himself up with the bar's first aid kit]], [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction and ordered another drink]].
* ChronicallyKilledActor: The TropeCodifier, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhtsgu6bJg having died in over two dozen of the films and shows he's appeared in]].
* ManlyGay: Sean Bean's recent role in British series Accused showed him as an incredibly straight gay man, who escapes on weekends into an alternate persona as a flamboyant, but incredibly unconvincing, woman. The role was positively reviewed as a departure for Sean Bean himself given his manly persona.
* MrFanservice
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Sean pretty much sticks with his native OopNorth.
** He doesn't have to bother for ''Series/GameOfThrones''. There, it's just perfect.
** This is not, by the way, to say that he can't do a foreign accent [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJNalQUKhxo very well.]]
* StageNames: His birth name is Shaun, but he picked the Irish spelling.
* TypeCasting: Apart from ''{{Sharpe}}'', ''Film/{{Troy}}'' and ''{{Flightplan}}'', most of his roles are either villainous/suspicious or someone who dies. Or both.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Helicopters?]]: During filming of ''LordOfTheRings'', he was terrified of taking a helicopter to a filming location in the mountains. Enough that he took to what most people would be the far scarier option of [[{{Badass}} climbing the mountain in full costume]].

!!Roles
* ''{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Eddard 'Ned' Stark
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Boromir
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Martin Septim
* ''Film/{{Troy}}'': Odysseus
* ''Film/TomAndThomas'': Paul Sheppard
* ''Film/{{Flightplan}}'': Captain Rich
* ''Film/SilentHill'': Christopher 'Chris' [=DaSilva=]
** ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'': Christopher 'Chris' [=DaSilva=] / Harry Mason
* ''Series/{{Clarissa}}'': Lovelace
* ''Series/LadyChatterly'': Oliver Mellers
* ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'': Alec Trevelyan
* ''Film/NationalTreasure'': Ian Howe
* ''Film/PatriotGames'': Sean Miller
* ''Film/{{Ronin}}'': Spence
* ''Film/EssexBoys'': Jason Locke
* ''Film/DontSayAWord'': Patrick Koster
* ''TheIsland'': Dr. Merrick
* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': Errol Partridge
* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': A cameo AsHimself.
* ''Film/BlackDeath'': Ulric
* ''[[{{Missing 2012}} Missing]]'': Paul Winstone
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'': The King
* ''Film/TheDark'': James
* ''Film/AgeOfHeroes'': Major Jack Jones
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[[quoteright:220:[[{{Sharpe}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_battle.jpg]]]]
->''"[[{{Film/GoldenEye}} For England, James?]]"''

'''Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean''' (born 1959) is an English actor.

Sean is renowned as a MrFanservice ([[DracoInLeatherPants despite]] or [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys because of]] his many roles as villains). According to TheOtherWiki, he does not mind being considered [[LoveableRogue 'a bit of rough']] by the ladies. Apparently, the ladies are okay with that because he was voted the UK's second sexiest man in 2004.

Sean Bean's StarMakingRole role was the [[FieldPromotion field-promoted]] British officer, {{Sharpe}}.

He followed this up by portraying [[TypeCasting bad guys who die a lot]]. In fact, seeing Sean's name in the credits could almost be considered a spoiler, because it is almost certain that he will be a [[FaceHeelTurn good guy who turns bad]] and then dies. He even died ''twice'' in ''[=GoldenEye=]''!

Like many other British leading men, he purportedly wanted to become a [[TheBeautifulGame professional footballer]] before he went into acting.

His personal [[MemeticBadass reputation for badassery]] has greatly benefited from [[http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/06/sean-bean-stabbed-in-bar-fight-orders-another-drink.php reports]] of a MajorInjuryUnderreaction after an altercation in a pub. Unfortunately, [[DomesticAbuse other]] [[TheAlcoholic reports]] haven't been as complimentary.

DoNotConfuseWith MrBean.
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!!Tropes invoked by this actor:
* TheAlcoholic: His alcohol abuse has gained notoriety, especially after the numerous reports of him getting into bar fights, [[http://www.celebitchy.com/255437/sean_bean_looked_wasted_bloody_smug_in_london_would_you_hit_it/ drunkenly chasing down paparazzi]] and then [[http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=11576398#page:showThread,11576398 allegedly]] making threatening phone calls to his ex, Georgina Sutcliffe (it's also worth noting that that's why her marriage to him allegedly ended - she claimed he was an abusive drunk and called the cops on him more than once).
** He and Georgina are [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2336775/Sean-Bean-seals-reunion-ex-wife-Georgina-Sutcliffe-enjoy-Rome-antic-mini-break-Italy.html back together]]. For how long is anybody's guess!
* {{Badass}}: [[http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/06/sean-bean-stabbed-in-bar-fight-orders-another-drink.php True story.]] He got into a bar fight with a guy who refused to apologize after insulting Sean's {{Playboy}} [[PlayboyBunny model]] girlfriend. After the other guy stabbed him with broken glass and gave him a black eye, Sean [[GreaterNeedThanMine refused the offer to call him an ambulance]], [[MadeOfIron patched himself up with the bar's first aid kit]], [[MajorInjuryUnderreaction and ordered another drink]].
* ChronicallyKilledActor: The TropeCodifier, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEhtsgu6bJg having died in over two dozen of the films and shows he's appeared in]].
* ManlyGay: Sean Bean's recent role in British series Accused showed him as an incredibly straight gay man, who escapes on weekends into an alternate persona as a flamboyant, but incredibly unconvincing, woman. The role was positively reviewed as a departure for Sean Bean himself given his manly persona.
* MrFanservice
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Sean pretty much sticks with his native OopNorth.
** He doesn't have to bother for ''Series/GameOfThrones''. There, it's just perfect.
** This is not, by the way, to say that he can't do a foreign accent [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJNalQUKhxo very well.]]
* StageNames: His birth name is Shaun, but he picked the Irish spelling.
* TypeCasting: Apart from ''{{Sharpe}}'', ''Film/{{Troy}}'' and ''{{Flightplan}}'', most of his roles are either villainous/suspicious or someone who dies. Or both.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Helicopters?]]: During filming of ''LordOfTheRings'', he was terrified of taking a helicopter to a filming location in the mountains. Enough that he took to what most people would be the far scarier option of [[{{Badass}} climbing the mountain in full costume]].

!!Roles
* ''{{Sharpe}}'': Richard Sharpe
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Eddard 'Ned' Stark
* ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Boromir
* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Martin Septim
* ''Film/{{Troy}}'': Odysseus
* ''Film/TomAndThomas'': Paul Sheppard
* ''Film/{{Flightplan}}'': Captain Rich
* ''Film/SilentHill'': Christopher 'Chris' [=DaSilva=]
** ''Film/SilentHillRevelation3D'': Christopher 'Chris' [=DaSilva=] / Harry Mason
* ''Series/{{Clarissa}}'': Lovelace
* ''Series/LadyChatterly'': Oliver Mellers
* ''Film/{{Goldeneye}}'': Alec Trevelyan
* ''Film/NationalTreasure'': Ian Howe
* ''Film/PatriotGames'': Sean Miller
* ''Film/{{Ronin}}'': Spence
* ''Film/EssexBoys'': Jason Locke
* ''Film/DontSayAWord'': Patrick Koster
* ''TheIsland'': Dr. Merrick
* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': Errol Partridge
* ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': A cameo AsHimself.
* ''Film/BlackDeath'': Ulric
* ''[[{{Missing 2012}} Missing]]'': Paul Winstone
* ''Film/MirrorMirror'': The King
* ''Film/TheDark'': James
* ''Film/AgeOfHeroes'': Major Jack Jones
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6th Jun '13 5:54:10 PM jewelia13
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** He and Georgina are [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2336775/Sean-Bean-seals-reunion-ex-wife-Georgina-Sutcliffe-enjoy-Rome-antic-mini-break-Italy.html back together]]. For how long is anybody's guess!
8th May '13 6:28:39 AM Deusirae76
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Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born 1959) is an English actor.

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Shaun '''Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean Bean''' (born 1959) is an English actor.
28th Mar '13 12:27:45 PM Froghammer
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His personal [[MemeticBadass reputation for badassery]] has greatly benefited from [[http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/06/sean-bean-stabbed-in-bar-fight-orders-another-drink.php reports]] of a MajorInjuryUnderreaction after an altercation in a pub. Unfortunately, [[DomesticAbuse other reports]] haven't been as complimentary.

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His personal [[MemeticBadass reputation for badassery]] has greatly benefited from [[http://twitchfilm.com/news/2011/06/sean-bean-stabbed-in-bar-fight-orders-another-drink.php reports]] of a MajorInjuryUnderreaction after an altercation in a pub. Unfortunately, [[DomesticAbuse other other]] [[TheAlcoholic reports]] haven't been as complimentary.



* TheAlcoholic: Some people are starting to accuse him of this, especially after the numerous reports of him getting into bar fights, [[http://www.celebitchy.com/255437/sean_bean_looked_wasted_bloody_smug_in_london_would_you_hit_it/ drunkenly chasing down paparazzi]] and then [[http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=11576398#page:showThread,11576398 allegedly]] making threatening phone calls to his ex, Georgina Sutcliffe (it's also worth noting that that's why her marriage to him allegedly ended - she claimed he was an abusive drunk and called the cops on him more than once).

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* TheAlcoholic: Some people are starting to accuse him of this, His alcohol abuse has gained notoriety, especially after the numerous reports of him getting into bar fights, [[http://www.celebitchy.com/255437/sean_bean_looked_wasted_bloody_smug_in_london_would_you_hit_it/ drunkenly chasing down paparazzi]] and then [[http://www.datalounge.com/cgi-bin/iowa/ajax.html?t=11576398#page:showThread,11576398 allegedly]] making threatening phone calls to his ex, Georgina Sutcliffe (it's also worth noting that that's why her marriage to him allegedly ended - she claimed he was an abusive drunk and called the cops on him more than once).



* DomesticAbuser: Several reports of him being this in RealLife, sadly.
22nd Mar '13 8:34:58 AM Aquila89
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Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean (born 1959) is an English actor.
13th Mar '13 9:22:58 AM silentheartsong
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* TypeCasting: Apart from ''{{Sharpe}}'', ''Film/{{Troy}}'' and ''{{Flightplan}}'', most of his roles are either villainous/suspicious or someone who dies.

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* TypeCasting: Apart from ''{{Sharpe}}'', ''Film/{{Troy}}'' and ''{{Flightplan}}'', most of his roles are either villainous/suspicious or someone who dies. Or both.
10th Dec '12 10:27:32 AM Nuxx
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Like many other British leading men, he purportedly wanted to become a professional footballer before he went into acting.

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Like many other British leading men, he purportedly wanted to become a [[TheBeautifulGame professional footballer footballer]] before he went into acting.
27th Nov '12 3:13:53 AM FegelCineplex
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* ''Film/AgeOfHeroes'': Major Jack Jones
22nd Nov '12 9:37:44 PM PaulA
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* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'': Boromir
* ''{{Oblivion}}'': Martin Septim

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* ''Film/LordOfTheRings'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': Boromir
* ''{{Oblivion}}'': ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'': Martin Septim



* ''TomAndThomas'': Paul Sheppard

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* ''TomAndThomas'': ''Film/TomAndThomas'': Paul Sheppard



* ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}'': Lovelace
* ''LadyChatterly'': Oliver Mellers

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* ''Literature/{{Clarissa}}'': ''Series/{{Clarissa}}'': Lovelace
* ''LadyChatterly'': ''Series/LadyChatterly'': Oliver Mellers



* ''NationalTreasure'': Ian Howe
* ''PatriotGames'': Sean Miller

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* ''NationalTreasure'': ''Film/NationalTreasure'': Ian Howe
* ''PatriotGames'': ''Film/PatriotGames'': Sean Miller



* ''EssexBoys'':: Jason Locke
* ''DontSayAWord'': Patrick Koster

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* ''EssexBoys'':: ''Film/EssexBoys'': Jason Locke
* ''DontSayAWord'': ''Film/DontSayAWord'': Patrick Koster



* ''{{Equilibrium}}'': Errol Partridge
* ''TheVicarOfDibley'': A cameo AsHimself.

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* ''{{Equilibrium}}'': ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': Errol Partridge
* ''TheVicarOfDibley'': ''Series/TheVicarOfDibley'': A cameo AsHimself.
19th Nov '12 12:22:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Subverted in ''MirrorMirror''. His character is thought be dead, but [[spoiler:was actually cursed to become a beast by the Evil Queen. He does become human again]].
** Inverted in ''Film/SilentHill'', where [[spoiler:he is the only principal character left alive. Then he dies anyway [[Film/SilentHillRevelation3D in the sequel]].]]
*** [[spoiler: He's not actually killed, he just chooses to remain in the "Grey World" to find Rose.]]
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