Sean Bean is unarguably one of the finest actors Britain has ever produced. He maintains his versatility by switching from films to television and from British movies to Hollywood. In simpler terms, he is everywhere. He displays adorable masculinity and charisma and his style is unlike anyone else. No wonder, his villain characters often become fan-favorites along with the heroes. The actor has a special affinity to the Shakespearean slate of characters. He made his acting debut in 1983 with the character of Tybalt in ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury.
During the second half of the ‘80s, he was a regular cast member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. His major works in that period include productions of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘The Fair Maid of the West’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Bean got his maiden role in a feature film with Derek Jarman’s ‘Caravaggio’ in 1986. He played the character of Ranuccio Tomassoni opposite Tilda Swinton. In 1988, he reunited with Jarman for ‘War Requiem,’ which earned him significant popularity.
He emerged as a prominent actor in British television with titles like ‘Clarissa’ and ‘Lady Chatterley.’ Bean got his first breakthrough in 1996 when he was cast in the movie ‘When Saturday Comes,’ in which he played the role of Jimmy Muir. It was a dream come true for the actor who was a die-hard fanboy of Sheffield United. Though the movie met with mixed reviews, Bean garnered critical praise for his stunning performance. His second breakthrough came with the British television series ‘Sharpe.’ The actor stole the show with his macho hero and emerged as a sex symbol during the ‘90s. Movies like ‘Patriot Games’ (1992), ‘GoldenEye’ (1995), ‘Ronin’ (1998), ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy (2001–2003), ‘Equilibrium’ (2002), ‘National Treasure’ (2004), ‘Odysseus in Troy’ (2004), ‘North Country’ (2005), ‘The Island’ (2005), ‘Silent Hill’ (2006), ‘Black Death’ (2010), ‘Jupiter Ascending’ (2015), and ‘The Martian’ (2015) pushed him into the front row of Hollywood A-listers.
Bean cemented his reputation as a versatile performer with stunning portrayals in series like ’Accused,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Henry VIII.’ He has also lent his voice to several animated features and series. So now you must be wondering what is the next Sean Bean movie or TV show? Well, here’s the list of upcoming Sean Bean films and TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Sean Bean movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
5. World on Fire (2019 – )
‘World on Fire’ is an upcoming seven-part World War II miniseries from BBC One. Sean Bean will be seen alongside Helen Hunt (‘As Good As It Gets’) and Lesley Manville (‘Phantom Thread’) in the series. Deadline describes the show as ”a multi-stranded drama” that narrates the harrowing realities of World War II through the eyes of a group of civilians. With a storyline that spans from the German occupation of Poland to the Battle of Britain, the series tries to capture the impact of war on both sides. Blake Harrison, Yrsa Daley-Ward, Ansu Kabia, and Ewan Mitchell round out the cast.