Κυριακή, 30 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Sean Bean - Year in Review 2012

It was a very diverse & interesting results year for Sean! Some truly great performance moments by him, my faves are ticked by asterisks:

Sean Bean & Ashley Judd in Missing
*Missing. 10 episode global TV series about 2 ex-CIA parents looking for their kidnapped son. Sean was the father, Paul Winstone. The show had action & a few crazy twists mixed with flashbacks of the Winstone family story, but overall I really enjoyed it and regret it wasn’t renewed. Also starred Ashley Judd, Nick Eversman, Cliff Curtis, Keith Carradine.

Cleanskin
*Cleanskin. Indie feature film. Sean played Ewan Keane, a former British army now MI6 agent given the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and the terrorist cell. I thought this movie was awesome, packed in plenty of action & intrigue against an intelligent balanced plot. Definitely worth seeing! Also starred Charlotte Rampling, Abhin Galeya, Tom Burke.

Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, Mirror. Feature film. Another take on the Snow White fairy tale (evil queen, prince, princess, peasants). This was one of my “entertainment sacrifices,” I only saw this flick for Sean, who played Snow’s father, the King. However, it was better than I expected, I liked Snow (Lily Collins), the ending, and all the dwarfs. Also starred Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane.

Accused
*Accused. The acclaimed BBC TV series from Jimmy McGovern finally got Sean in its episode Tracie’s Story, as poetry teacher & transvestite Simon Gaskell / Tracie Tremarco. In the story Tracie meets Tony (Stephen Graham) after being harassed & falls in love with him; Tony is interested in Tracie, not Simon, and has another problem as well- he’s married. This performance was one of Sean’s most challenging & brilliant yet, I was absolutely thrilled with it! Great photography, too.

Bean, Monaghan, Cromwell, Rhames, Slater in Soldiers of Fortune
Soldiers of Fortune. Ltd release feature film. Sean played Roman St. John / Dimidov, a wealthy business owner who is offered, along with other wealthy men, the chance to be a part of an island revolution in return for his monetary investment. But the mission gets complicated as each man reveals his own agenda. I enjoyed this movie, lots of faves, the storyline was good & had plenty of action. Also starred Christian Slater, Ving Rhames, Dominic Monaghan, James Cromwell, Colm Meaney.

Adelaide Clemens & Sean Bean in Silent Hill: Revelation
Silent Hill: Revelation. 3D feature film. I really liked the 1st Silent Hill movie, looked forward to seeing this one, where Sean is now Harry Mason, changed name & on the run with his likewise renamed & now teenaged daughter Heather (Adelaide Clemens) who continues to have nightmarish flashes & dreams from her ordeal & possible future; events conspire & inevitably they get pulled back into the town’s terrifying alternate reality. Also starred Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss.

Always in demand, Sean has more new projects in the pipe for us to enjoy, I look forward to a great 2013! Happy New Year!

Written by Donna DeBoer (@DRLDeBoer on Twitter)
Photos/Screencaps courtesy of studios & productions

Κυριακή, 23 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Sean Bean Supports The 'Living Paintings' Charity Project.


Sean Bean has lent his voice and support to a project by Kingsclere charity Living Paintings. The Lord of the Rings actor recorded the story of Beowulf for Living Paintings – a story which is included in the charity’s latest educational book currently in production, The Anglo Saxons. 

The Touch to See book contains special versions of pictures with raised surfaces that come to life when fingers feel them.The audio descriptions direct the fingers, telling the stories of the pictures and describing their features, combining the senses of touch and hearing. 


He said: “I really enjoyed working with Living Paintings and, as such a small charity providing a completely unique service, I hope that my support can help to make a difference by raising awareness so that even more visually-impaired people can learn about and join their free postal library.” 

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Τετάρτη, 5 Δεκεμβρίου 2012

Sean Bean Replaces Brendan Fraser In TNT's Legends


Things didn't work out for ABC's Missing, but the cancelled ABC drama may not be the last we've seen of Sean Bean on the small screen. The actor has been cast to fill the role vacated by Brendan Fraser in TNT's drama pilot Legends. From the description of the part, he may not be the only person playing the character. . .

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Legends was created by Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon. Bean will star as Martin Odum, a deep-undercover agent who can change into any person for any mission. However, when a mysterious person tells him that he might not be who he thinks he is, his actual identity is questioned, notes The Hollywood Reporter

The rest of the cast has not been set.

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