Sean auditioned for London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in April 1980. One of 30 successful applicants (out of a field of 11,000) to win a scholarship, Sean began studying at RADA in Spring 1981. He was awarded a silver medal for his graduation performance in Waiting for Godot in Spring 1983.
From October 2002 until March 2003, Sean is appearing onstage in the UK in Macbeth.
Never one to shy away from doing his own stunts, Sean carries a souvenir from his appearance in Patriot Games: during the climactic fight scene Harrison Ford accidentally cut him above his left eye with a boat hook, an injury which required 8 stitches to close.
Sean's first marriage was on 11 April 1981 to hairdresser Debra James, his childhood sweetheart in Sheffield.
Sean has two daughters, Lorna (born in October 1987) and Molly (born in September 1991) from his second marriage, to actress Melanie Hill. Sean and Melanie were married on 27 February 1990 and they divorced in August 1997.
Sean is divorced from his third wife, actress Abigail Cruttenden, who played Jane Sharpe in the Sharpe television series. Sean and Abigail married on November 22, 1997. They had one daughter, Evie Natasha, who was born on Friday, November 6, 1998.
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In 2005 Sean starred in The Island with Ewan McGregor of Emma, Tranispotting, and Moulin Rouge. In Troy Sean Bean acted opposite Orlando Bloom of Pirates of the Caribbean and Return of the King (in which Sean Bean reprised his role of Boromir). Troy also featured Brian Cox of The Boxer (which starred Emily Watson), and Brad Pitt of Spy Game (with Catherine McCormack). In 1997 Sean played one of his best roles as Vronsky alongside Sophie Marceau (of Firelight and Braveheart which also starred Catherine McCormack) in Anna Karenina. In 1990 Sean Bean played Carver Doone alongside Clive Owen (of King Arthur, and Closer) and Polly Walker (who appeared in Rome, with James Purefoy, whom she also acted with in the Mayor of Casterbridge, Emma, and Patriot Games, again appearing with Sean). In Lady Chatterly Sean appeared with James Wilby ofHoward's End which starred Helena Bonham Carter. Of Course Sean played Boromir in the first installment of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring. In LOTR Sean appeared with Viggo Mortensen (of Portrait of a Lady), Cate Blanchett (of Charlotte Gray, Elizabeth, and Two Towers), Dominic Monaghan, Orlando Bloom (of Black Hawk Down with Ewan McGregor and Pirates of the Caribbean with Johnny Depp and Geoffery Rush of Quills), David Wenham (of Moulin Rouge), and Hugo Weaving (of Bedroom & Hallways). In Pride Sean provided his voice along with Kate Winslet.
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