His middle name is Mark (imdb.com)
Is one of four "Lord of the Rings" stars to star, pre-"Rings," with Harrison Ford. He starred with Ford in Patriot Games (1992), and Ford starred with Viggo Mortensen in Witness (1985), and with John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and with Miranda Otto (Éowyn) in What Lies Beneath (2000). (imdb.com)
Has a younger sister named Lorraine (imdb.com)
Has three children as of July 2005: Lorna (b. October, 1987; mother is Melanie Hill), Molly (b. September, 1991; mother is Melanie Hill) and Evie Natasha (b. November, 1998; mother is Abigail Cruttenden) (imdb.com)
Presented the award for Duo of the Year to John Tams and Barry Coope at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (4th February 2008).
Applied successfully for a grant to study at RADA where he won a Silver Medal and two fencing medals.
Appeared in UK adult comic Viz (issue 76, Feb/Mar 1996) in a spoof photo-love story called "I`ve Bean to Paradise".
Like fellow countryman Gary Oldman, he started out his career playing villainous characters, only to later distance himself from that on screen image by taking more likable roles like the ones he played in Troy (2004) and North Country (2005).
Has worked opposite two Aragorns. Prior to working with Viggo Mortensen in The Lord of the Rings, he appeared in The Field (1990) with John Hurt, who had voiced Aragorn in Ralph Bakshi`s animated film. Also, in Sharpe`s Challenge (2006) (TV), he works with Toby Stephens, whose father, Robert Stephens, played Aragorn in the BBC Radio Adaptation.
Has a younger sister named Lorraine.
His dislike for flying is so intense that during the filming of the "Mount Caradhras" scene in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001), he hiked in costume to the shooting site while his fellow cast members were ferried in by helicopter.
Auditioned for the role of James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987). He later played Bond`s nemesis in GoldenEye (1995).
Once played Romeo at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in streetwise-wearing biker`s leather.
Is a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in Stratford Upon Avon, England, where his credits include `A Midsummer Nights Dream` and `King Richard II`.
Graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London, England.
Is one of four "Lord of the Rings" stars to star, pre-"Rings," with Harrison Ford. He starred with Ford in Patriot Games (1992), and Ford starred with Viggo Mortensen in Witness (1985), and with John Rhys-Davies (Gimli) in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) and with Miranda Otto (Éowyn) in What Lies Beneath (2000).
The only film awards he`s ever won are from the Screen Actors Guild, the National Board of Review and the Broadcast Film Critics Association; these awards were all for Best Cast Ensemble for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), in which he only appeared for three seconds in archive footage.
He has retained his Sheffield accent.
Since February 2004, has been living in a London hotel after a burst water pipe flooded his house.
Says that he took the roles of Boromir and Odysseus because he was "tired of being known as a villainous actor" to American audiences (he says he was tired of playing just bad guys and wanted a change of pace and to play a sympathetic character or two).
He and his ex-wife, Melanie Hill, have two daughters: Lorna and Molly.
Has a scar over his eye given to him by Harrison Ford while shooting his death scene in Patriot Games (1992). Ford accidentally hit him with a boat hook. In the Sharpe series, this was emphasised with makeup to add credibility to his character.
He has a "100% BLADE" tattoo on his left shoulder, in honour of his favourite football team, Sheffield United whose nickname is "The Blades". The tattoo is frequently converted (with makeup) into a scar - or a different tattoo - when he is filming.
Sean Bean was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree from Sheffield-Hallam University in England, in 1997.
Appeared in Moby`s video for "We Are All Made of Stars". 
Made his professional stage debut in Romeo and Juliet (as Tybalt) at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury, England, in 1983.
Was not the first choice for the role of Richard Sharpe in the Sharpe series; he stepped in when an accident prevented actor Paul McGann from taking the part.
In a scene midway through Sharpe`s Honour (1994) (TV), Sharpe and Marquesa Dorada are galloping down a hill on horseback when they suddenly tumble off the horse and land in the middle of a shallow stream. The scene is real; the horse stumbled as it was crossing the stream, sending Bean and co-star Alice Krige down into the water. Director `Tom Clegg` liked the scene and kept it for the final cut.
He was a presenter at the 1995 BAFTA Awards.
He is a devoted follower of the Sheffield United Football Club.
Daughter, Evie Natasha born, with Abigail Cruttenden. [6 November 1998]
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