Vital Stats

  • Birthname: Shaun Mark Bean
  • Known as: ‘Sean Bean’
  • Also Credited As: ‘Shaun Bean’ or ‘Shaun Behan’
  • Date of Birth: April 17, 1959
  • Age: 50
  • Place of Birth: At home, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England (UK)
  • Height: 5’10”
  • Hair Color: Strawberry blonde
  • Eye Color: Green
  • Accent: Sheffield, Northern, Recognizable, Strong
  • Scars: One over his eye from Harrison Ford (Patriot Games), left knee gash from childhood
  • Education: Rotherham College, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), Honorary Doctorate (Hallam University), Honorary Doctorate (Sheffield University)
  • Major Awards: Best Actor in a Drama Series International Emmy, 2013
  • Father: Brian Bean
  • Mother: Rita Bean
  • Younger Sister: Lorraine Bean
  • Grandmother (Father’s Mother): Ann Bean
  • Daughters: 3 – Lorna, Molly, Evie Natasha
  • Wives (Divorced): Debra James, Melanie Hill, Abigail Cruttenden, Georgina Sutcliffe
  • Football Team: Sheffield United (SUFC)
  • Tatoos: “100% Blade”, Elvish Number 9, SUFC
  • Fears: Flying(cured after LOTR), Ghosts
  • Favorite Word: Mardy arse
  • Favorite Foods: Fray Bentos, Henderson’s Relish, Wine Gums, Ginger Nuts, Fish & chips & mushy peas

  • What’s In A Name?

    SHAUN: Shaun is a masculine name. The version “Shaun” is English, an Anglicized form of “SEÁN”; an Irish form of “JOHN”. It is Hebrew, Gaelic, Biblical, Celtic and English.

    The name John is the English form of “Iohannes”, the Latin form of the Greek “Ioannes”, derived from the Hewbrew name “Yochanan” which means “God is gracious”. This meaning comes from the New Testament of the Bible, where the two characters are highly revered as saints. (John the Baptist & the apostle).

    MARK: The name Mark comes from the original Latin “Marcus”. It is Ancient Roman, English, Biblical and Russian.

    Marcus is belived to have come from the Roman god “Mars”, which is possibly related to the Latin term for “male”. Mars was the Roman god of war which was equal to the Greek god of war, Ares. The planet Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, the red planet, is named for the Roman god.

    BEAN: The surname of Bean means pleasant, kindly or a seller of beans. The English meaning also includes the occasional nickname for someone considered of little importance.

    In the Scottish sense it is the Anglicized form of the Gaelic name “Beathán”, which is a shortened form of “breatha” or life.

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