Sean Bean is one of the leading actors who is famous for portraying a role of the Ned Stark in widely popular HBO fantasy television series, Game of Thrones. In the same way, he is known for his roles in the ITV historical drama series Henry VIII, and BBC anthology series named Accused. More recently, he also played Boromir in the Lord of the Rings trilogy and Odysseus in Troy.

Sean has married fives times after four unsuccessful marriages. He is currently living a happy married life with his fifth wife.

Sean Bean Early Life and Education

Shaun Mark Bean was born on April 17, 1959, in Handsworth, Sheffield, West Riding of Yorkshire. He is a son of the Brian Bean, father, and Rita Bean, mother. Likewise, he grew older with his younger sister named Lorraine Bean. Regarding his nationality and ethnicity, he is white British.

Game of Thrones actor, Sean Bean early age photos. Game of Thrones actor, Sean Bean early age photos.

Since his childhood, Sean wanted to pursue his dream as a successful football player. However, his leg injury prevented him to pursue his dream. Bean attended Brook Comprehensive School with O Levels in Art and English but he left it and started doing a supermarket job.

Later, he enrolled at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology and started taking a drama course. After some college plays, Sean won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and from there he completed his education in 1983.

Sean Professional Career

Sean made his first professional acting career debut in the same year he graduated. His first role was a Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury. A year later, he then made his film and television series debut called Winter Flight and The Bill respectively.

Subsequently, Sean made an appearance in different movies and television series such as.


  • Caravaggio- 1986
  • Stormy Monday- 1988
  • The Fifteen Streets- 1989
  • The Field- 1990
  • Patriot Games- 1992
  • The Big Empty- 2003
  • National Treasure- 2004
  • North Country- 2005
  • Black Death- 2010
  • Death Race 2- 2010
  • Silent Hill- Revelation- 2012 and many others.

Television Series

  • Exploits at West Poley- 1985
  • The Practice- 1986
  • The Storyteller- 1988
  • Wedded- 1990
  • Bravo Two Zero- 1999
  • Henry VIII- 2003
  • Faceless- 2006
  • Game of Thrones- 2011
  • Accused- 2012
  • The Frankenstein Chronicles- 2015 etc.

The talented and handsome, Sean gained a further recognition after appearing in the series Game of Thrones in the year of 2011. There he played a role of Eddard Ned Stark, as a King of Winterfell and father of, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Richard Madden. Similarly, he also played as a husband of Michelle Fairley.

Instagram: Sean in Game 0f Thrones with his on-screen wife, Michelle Fairley;

Youtube: Actor Sean Bean talking about series, Game of Thrones;

Besides acting, Sean has also made an appearance in the Video games such as

Video Games

  • GoldenEye 007- 1997
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers-2002
  • Lego The Lord of the Rings- 2012
  • Kholat- 2015
  • Life is Feudal- 2015 and so on

Correspondingly, he has been awarded and nominated by several titles for his amazing acting skills. Some of his awards are listed below.


  • Screen Actors Guild Award- The Return of the King- 2004
  • National Board of Review- The Return of the King- 2004
  • The Broadcast Film Critics Association- The return of the King- 2004
  • Royal Television Society- 2013
  • International Emmy Award- 2013


  • Ewwy Award- Game of Thrones- 2011
  • Saturn Award for Best Actor on Television- GOT- 2011
  • Scream Award for Best Fantasy Actor- GOT- 2011
  • Scream Award for Best Ensemble- 2011
  • BAFTA TV Award for Best Actor- Accuse- 2012 and so on.

Currently, Sean has appeared in the movie Drone, Dark River and TV series, Broken. Besides, he is also working on his up coming television series, Medici: Masters of Florence.

Youtube: 5 Facts about “Game of Thrones” that you never heard;

Sean Personal Life

Second sexiest man in 2004, Sean has linked up with several women till the date. Similarly, he married to five women, named Georgina Sutcliffe, Melanie Hill, Abigail Cruttenden, Debra James, and Ashley Moore. However, four all the marriages ended up in divorce.

Firstly, Sean married to wife Debra James in 1981. The couple remained together for almost nine years and got divorced by 1990.

Sean bean and his first wife, Debra James. Sean Bean and his first wife, Debra James.

He then married to second wife Melanie Hill on February 27, 1990, and divorce after being seven years. They had two children from their marriage relationship named Lorna and Molly.

Sean Bean and second wife, Melanie Hill. Sean Bean and second wife, Melanie Hill.

Sean’s third wife was an actress, Abigail Cruttenden whom he tied the knot in 1997. However, the couple ended up their relationship after three years with a daughter named, Evie Natasha.

Sean Bean and his third wife, Abigail Cruttenden Sean Bean and his third wife, Abigail Cruttenden

Afterward, he married his fourth wife Georgina Sutcliffe in 2008 and divorce in 2010.

Sean Bean and his fourth wife, Georgina Sutcliffe. Sean Bean and his fourth wife, Georgina Sutcliffe.

Currently, he resides with his fifth wife, Ashley Moore. The husband and wife seem to be living a happy life as till the date. There have not been any serious conflicts between them which would lead to their divorce.

Sean Bean and his current wife, Ashely Moore. Sean Bean and his current wife, Ashely Moore.

Though Sean’s past marriages did not go well, his fifth married life is running smoothly.

Sean Net Worth

An amazing personality of the film industry, Sean has earned a huge amount of money from his acting professions. As of now, he has played more than fifty films and television series from where he has collected incredible money. As of 2017, his net worth is estimated at around $20 million dollars.