Sean Bean quotes

Sean Bean

(Shaun Mark "Sean" Bean) English actor. Bean first found success for his portrayal of Richard Sharpe in the ITV series "Sharpe". He has since garnered further recognition for his performance as Ned Stark in the HBO epic fantasy series "Game of Thrones", as well as roles in the BBC anthology series "Accused" and the ITV historical drama series "Henry VIII". His most prominent film role was Boromir in The "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001–2003).
Lord of the Rings was just so much enjoyment. It was over about the space of a year that I was filming. It's one of the most enjoyable things I've ever done, so emotional I'm still Sean that me mates went to school with, not Sean the film star. And that's the way I prefer to be. I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything. I'm proud of Lord of the Rings. I think it's a once in a lifetime role, and a once in a lifetime film. It was made with so much care and passion and meticulous detail and everybody was so behind it. I sort of leave the character at the end of the day. I don't carry anything around with me - no excess baggage or unnecessary thoughts. I think it's too exhausting to do that. To put things into perspective - your work is your work, and your leisure time is something else. A common misperception of me is... that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point I put quite a few trees in last autumn. A lot of silver birch and a couple of native trees - just generally doing gardening, putting plants in and hedges in. It takes quite a lot of time and I love it. Listen to people and treat people as you find them. There's an inherent goodness in most people. Don't pre-judge people - that was me Mam's advice anyway.