Sean Bean (b. 17 Apr. 1959) is an English actor whose first starring film role was as Melanie Griffith's lover in Stormy Monday (1988). In the 1990's, he came to international attention as Sean Miller, the lead villain of Patriot Games (1992), opposite Harrison Ford, and Alec Trevelyan, the main antagonist to Pierce Brosnan's James Bond in Goldeneye (1995).
In 1993, Bean landed what is arguably his best-known role, Napoleonic Rifle officer Richard Sharpe, in the television miniseries based on Bernard Cornwell's novels (he replaced Paul McGann, who was originally cast). The original Sharpe series concluded in 1997, but a revamped series was filmed between 2006 and 2008, meaning Bean has played the character for a total of fifteen years. In the U.K. he became so identified with the character that Cornwell admitted that he modified his portrayal of Sharpe in later novels to fit Bean's performance, and Bean also filmed commercials for Sharp Contact Lenses. In 2015, he hosted History Channel's documentary Sean Bean On Waterloo, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo.
He also had appeared as Boromir in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy (2001-2003), Errol Partridge in Equilibrium (2002), Odysseus in Troy (2004), the eponymous villain in the 2007 remake of The Hitcher (a role he took over from the original's Rutger Hauer), and Eddard "Ned" Stark in the first season of Game of Thrones (2011).
Sean Bean can be seen using the following weapons in the following films and television series:
|Kimar Mod. 75 Auto||Paul Winstone||Missing||"Tell Me No Lies" (S1E04)||2012|
|Heckler & Koch P30||Paul Winstone||Missing||"The Three Bears" (S1E05), "A Busy Solitude" (S1E06)||2012|
|Glock 17||Paul Winstone||Missing||"Measure of a Man" (S1E07)||2012|
|"Pre-B" CZ 75||Paul Winstone||Missing||with ring hammer/ "Answers" (S1E08)||2012|
|Beretta PX4||Paul Winstone||Missing||"Rain on the Evil and on the Good" (S1E10)||2012|
|Springfield Custom Professional 1911-A1||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||"Pilot" (S1E01)||2014|
|Glock 17||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|SIG-Sauer P220||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|SIG-Sauer P229||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|Heckler & Koch USP Compact||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|Ruger SR1911||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|Smith & Wesson Model 19 Snub Nose||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|Smith & Wesson Model 686||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||"Rogue" (S1E05)||2014|
|Ruger GP100||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||"Rogue" (S1E05)/continuity error||2014|
|Heckler & Koch MP5A3||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||"Lords of War" (S1E03)||2014|
|Colt M4A1||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||2014|
|M40A3 Sniper Rifle||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 1||"Identity" (S1E10)||2014|
|Heckler & Koch P30||Martin Odum||Legends - Season 2||"The Legend of Kate Crawford" (S2E02)||2015|