Creator: Sean Bean
Mr. Fanservice (despite or because of his many roles as villains). According to The Other Wiki, he does not mind being considered '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 Star-Making Role role was the field-promoted British officer, Sharpe, and is best known in America for playing Ned Stark in Game of Thrones, Boromir in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and as Alec Trevelyan in Golden Eye.He's renowned as a Chronically Killed Actor. 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 good guy who turns bad and then dies — or even just a major character who dies period. He even died twice in GoldenEye!Like many other British leading men, he purportedly wanted to become a professional footballer before he went into acting.His personal reputation for badassery has greatly benefited from reports of a Major Injury Underreaction after an altercation in a pub.He also did the voiceover for the Train Simulator 2015 introduction, and is the narrator for indie horror game Kholat.Do Not Confuse With Mr. Bean.
Tropes associated with Sean Bean:
- Chronically Killed Actor: The Trope Codifier, having died in over two dozen of the films and shows he's appeared in.Warren Ellis: Is it yet an accepted rule that the appearance of Sean Bean in any film/tv trailer constitues a spoiler?Honest Trailers: Ride along on adventure where any lead character can die. Whether you're Sean Bean, Sean Bean's wife, Sean Bean's best friend, Sean Bean's son, Sean Bean's Daughter-in-Law, Sean bean's family dogs, or Sean Bean's unborn grandkid. All men must die, who are in any way close to Sean Bean.SF Debris: You may know him from films like The Lord of the Rings, where Uruk-Hai killed him, or Goldeneye, where James Bond killed him, or Silent Hill, where he may or may not have died, and finding out would require me to actually watch Silent Hillnote .
- According to him, his favorite death is Boromir's.
- Manly Gay: Sean Bean's 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 departure for Sean Bean himself given his manly persona.
- Mr. Fanservice
- Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Sean pretty much sticks with his native Oop North. He doesn't have to bother for Game of Thrones. There, it's just perfect. This is not, by the way, to say that he can't do a foreign accent very well.
- Stage Names: His birth name is Shaun, but he picked the Irish spelling.
- Type Casting: Apart from Sharpe, Troy and Flightplan, most of his roles are either villainous/suspicious or someone who dies. Or both.
- Sharpe: Richard Sharpe
- Game of Thrones: Eddard 'Ned' Stark
- The Lord of the Rings: Boromir
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion: Martin Septim
- Troy: Odysseus
- Tom And Thomas: Paul Sheppard
- Flightplan: Captain Rich
- Silent Hill: Christopher 'Chris' DaSilva
- Silent Hill: Revelation 3D: Christopher 'Chris' DaSilva / Harry Mason
- Clarissa: Lovelace
- Anna Karenina: Count Vronsky
- Lady Chatterly: Oliver Mellers
- Goldeneye: Alec Trevelyan
- National Treasure: Ian Howe
- Patriot Games: Sean Miller
- Ronin: Spence
- Essex Boys: Jason Locke
- Don't Say A Word: Patrick Koster
- The Island: Dr. Merrick
- Equilibrium: Errol Partridge
- The Vicar of Dibley: A cameo As Himself.
- Black Death: Ulric
- Missing: Paul Winstone
- Mirror, Mirror: The King
- The Dark: James
- Age Of Heroes: Major Jack Jones
- North Country: Kyle