Sean Bean

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Bean in 2003, photo by

Birth Name: Shaun Mark Bean

Place of Birth: Handsworth, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: 17 April, 1959

Ethnicity: English, as well as distant Welsh

Sean Bean is an English actor.

Sean is the son of Rita (Tuckwood) and Brian Bean, who owned a fabrication shop. Sean is married to Ashley Moore. He has two children with his former wife, actress Melanie Hill; and a daughter with his former wife actress Abigail Cruttenden.

Sean’s paternal grandfather was Harold Bean (the son of Harold Bean and Emma Rishworth). Sean’s grandfather Harold was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Sean’s great-grandfather Harold was the son of Bryan Bean and Caroline Swinden. Emma was the daughter of Richard Arthur Rishworth.

Sean’s paternal grandmother was Anne Clarke (the daughter of Tom/Thomas Clarke and Annie Smith). Sean’s grandmother Anne was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Thomas was the son of Thomas Clarke, whose mother was Welsh, and of Adelaide Hinchcliffe. Sean’s great-grandmother Annie was the daughter of Frederick Smith.

Sean’s maternal grandfather was named John Tuckwood.

Sean’s maternal grandmother was Gladys Scotton (the daughter of Richard Scotton and Ada Harris). Gladys was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.

Sources: Family histores of Sean Bean –

Genealogies of Sean Bean (focusing on his mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

1 Response

  1. Alison says:

    Sean is known as a ‘bit of rough.’ A Yorshire Lad – ‘one of Yor.’ It’s this reputation along with his ability to appear suave and sleek as well as sexy/scruff that appeals to so many women and makes him irressistable. His ethnic make-up gives him that tangible yet elusive manner.
    He scores high on my list of ‘real’ men, and I’d willingly tag along with him to a footie game or a movie premiere!

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