Sean Bean needs no introduction, he’s the Yorkshireman every Yorkshireman wishes they were. He’s the only actor that can be killed off that many times and still remain one of the most respected and revered in his film. So, much so that his accent was the main reason that the Stark family were so iconic in the Game of Thrones franchise (not that he remembers).
From James Bond, Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones Sean Bean made his mark before seeing his demise. When asked about the rest of the Game of Thrones series, and how it ended the Sheffield-born actor didn’t seem too fussed.
In a recent interview with The Times, Sean Bean was asked if he’d seen the end of the HBO classic, to which he simply asked how it ended, seeming to be unbothered about possible spoilers. When he was told how it ended his response was: “So did Winterfell stay separate? Oh, good for them.” Good to see Ned excited that Winterfell is safe.
He did hate Kings Landing though, which is what we like to hear. He compared it to Hollywood, describing it as “a very shallow and quite depressing place.”
He stated: “My mentality didn’t quite fit with theirs.” Course it doesn’t, it belongs in God’s Own Country of course.
Sean Bean is to feature in a new BBC Prison Drama next month alongside Stephen Graham, and we can’t wait. We very much enjoyed his portrayal of Wilfred in the Netflix series Snowpierecer, which we’d highly recommend.