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Red Riding Trilogy: 1983
2009

Available on DVD
Sean Bean: John Dawson
Mark Addy: John Piggot
Warren Clarke: Bill Malloy
Michelle Dockery: Kathryn Tyler
Andrew Garfield: Eddie Dunford
David Morrissey: Maurice Jobson
Director: Anand Tucker
Writers: David Peace,, Tony Grisoni
Serial drama Red Riding is an adaptation of three of David Peace's quartet of stories of the same name. The drama is set in Yorkshire throughout the 70s and 80s, and picks up on elements of fear and distrust at the time of the Ripper murders. A gripping drama that takes a look at human nature in a time of uncertainty and a culture that has lost its moral compass. It's a dark and gripping thriller that is not only thought-provoking, but bold and adventurous. The seemingly untouchable, corrupt West Yorkshire police, and the true evil mastermind behind the child abductions and murders of the last 14 years, can't resist doing it again. Against them, a fat useless lawyer, and one remorseful copper. Sean plays the role of the monstrous property magnate, John Dawson.
Red Riding Trilogy




Sharpe's Peril
2008

Available on DVD
Sean Bean: Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley: Patrick Harper
Amit Behl: Barabbas Hakeswill
Beatrice Rosen: Marie Angelique
Raza Jaffrey: Lance Naik Singh
Steve Speirs: Wormwood
Velibor Topic: Dragomirov
Michael Cochrane: Simmerson
Luke Ward Wilkinson: Beauclare
Director: Tom Clegg
Writers: Bernard Cornwell, Russell Lewis
India, 1818
Sharpe is still in India, taking up where Sharpe's Challenge left off. Sharpe and Harper are on their way to Calcutta, from where they are to sail to England when they are summoned by the British Governor, Viscount Sedgefield. Sharpe is unwittingly tricked into escorting the spirted and willful Marie Angelique Bonnet to meet her betrothed at a company outpost. Along the way they come upon an East India Company baggage train, also making its way to Calcutta. The party - which includes among its number a heavily pregnant woman and a teenage British ensign in charge of a prisoner escort detail - travels warily through enemy territory. Fearing Chitu, the legendary bandit leader who controls the area keeps them on the lookout for a trouble. When a raid happens, the Company officers in charge prove inadequate to its defence and Sharpe has to take over and lead the party 300 miles through enemy territory. He has to train up the ill-assorted group into proper soldiers and finds himself defending helpless villagers against the corrupt and ruthless Colonel Dragomirov, the local Company commander in the area.
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Crusoe
2008

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... James Crusoe
Phillip Winchester ... Robinson Crusoe
Sam Neill ... Jeremiah Blackthorne
Anna Walton ... Susannah Crusoe
Tongayi Chirisa ... Friday
Mia Maestro ... Olivia
Joaquim de Almeida ... Santana
Mark Dexter ... Samuel Tuffley
Creator ... Stephen Gallagher
Based on Daniel Dafoe's novel written in 1719, an action-packed period drama set in the 17th century, but with a contemporary take on race relations.

Crusoe battles storms on the high seas, is taken into slavery by Moors and finds himself shipwrecked on a desert isle, among other adventures. The series will follow the character after being marooned for years with fellow castaway, Friday, as he dreams of being reunited with his family.

There will be flashbacks of Crusoe's life before he journeyed on his ill-fated voyage. Some flashbacks are Crusoe's sad childhood with widower father. James, his life's love, Susannah, and business mentor, Jeremiah Blackthorn.

13 episodes produced for and shown on NBC. Seans's scenes were all filmed in and around the city of York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Crusoe




Ca$h!
2010

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Pyke and Reese Kubic
Chris Hemsworth ... Sam Phelan
Victoria Profeta ... Leslie Phelan
Mike Starr ... Melvin Goldberg
Director ... Stephen Milburn Anderson
Writer ... Stephen Milburn Anderson
A man meets up with two "good guys" to recover what is unlawfully his, taking them on his whirlwind ride, doing things they never would have imagined, just to survive.

Ca$h! is a psychological thriller which examines three stark and not so flattering truths about human nature -- Man's cowardice versus his courage, women's sexual attraction to "bad boys", and the morality of money. These truths are woven into a thematic overview inspired by a 1961-62 Yale University obedience experiment by Dr. Stanley Milgram which proved the ease with which human beings shuck all personal responsibility for heinous acts or crimes while under the influence of an outside authority.

With a budget of $5 million, principal photography started on September 6, 2007 in Chicago.
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Far North
2008

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Loki
Michelle Yeoh ... Saiva
Michelle Krusiec ... Anya
Director ... Asif Kapadia
Story ... Sarah Maitland
Screenplay ... Asif Kapadia
A dark and tragic epic thriller about the battle for survival. Revenge, jealousy and courage are played out against the harsh beauty of the desolate Arctic tundra. SAIVA, a woman living under a curse, and ANJA, her adopted daughter, live in a remote land far from civilization where she believes they will be safe. Saiva is the sole survivor of an indigenous tribe of reindeer herders slaughtered by a troop of marauding soldiers. After the massacre, Saiva leads the men to their death on a glacier avenging Ivar, the only man she ever loved.

They struggle to survive, living off the scarce prey they can kill. One day a figure appears on the horizon and collapses. Despite her fears and doubts Saiva takes him in and nurses him back from the brink of death. Loki the fugitive, recovers and settles in with the two women as the snow arrives and the long winter nights close in. Saiva and Anja compete for his attention. As the passion between Loki and Anja deepens, they tell Saiva the heartbreaking news that they intend to leave her to start a new life together. She is devastated. As the sea begins to freeze over, Loki and Anja prepare for the long journey South to Loki's village. Saiva retreats into a tense silence. At the moment the lovers are about to leave, she acts with terrifying and horrific consequences.

Far North filmed in Svalbard during September 2006 and moved to the FilmCampen in Melselv in October 2006. Co-stars are Michelle Yeoh and Michelle Krusiec. Filming continued until November 2006. Sean finished filming his Norwegian scenes during the week of September 25-30, 2006 and was scheduled to rejoin the company when they continued filming in a studio in Twickenham, November 5-19, 2006. Reportedly Sean finished his London scenes on November 14, 2006.
Far North




Outlaw
2007

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Bryant
Danny Dyer ... Dekker
Rupert Friend ... Sandy
Bob Hoskins ... Lewis
Lenny James ... Munroe
Director ... Nick Love
Screenplay ... Nick Love
Betrayed by their government and let down by the law, a renegade gang set out to right the wrongs of the world in Nick Love's Outlaw. Under the charge of war-veteran Danny Bryant (Sean Bean) and assisted by Lewis (Bob Hoskins), a disheartened cop, this assortment of dejected individuals form a modern-day outlaw posse to avenge the criminal underworld and enforce their own brand of justice. Gaining notoriety in their quest, the group, once disregarded by all, become public icons. It's only when their celebrity exceeds their success that the Outlaw legacy is destroyed.

A provocative, contemporary thriller, Outlaw explores the roots of people's shattered lives and reveals what happens when victims of crime seek revenge by taking the law into their own hands. It's about people that are sick of being treated like they don't exist. Ghosts in the system. Failed by the government and left to defend for themselves by a redundant police force. Stripped of their voice and pushed to the back of the queue. Nick Love based the screenplay on newspaper stories and anecdotes he'd been told from people all over the country. The narrative is fictional, but many of the incidents portrayed are based on fact. Sean filmed Outlaw May 7 - June 14, 2006 in the UK.
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Hitcher
2007

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... John Ryder
Sophia Bush ... Grace Andrews
Zachary Knighton ... Jim Halsey
Neil McDonough ... Lt. Esteridge
Lenny James ... Munroe
Director ... Dave Myers
Screenplay ... Jake Wade Wall and Eric Bernt
From filmmaker Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes production company (producers of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror) comes 'The Hitcher,' an update of the 1986 film of the same name. Dave Meyers makes his feature directorial debut on the new thriller, which tracks the terrifying trajectory of Grace Andrews (Sophia Bush) and Jim Halsey (Zachary Knighton), a collegiate couple who are tormented by the mysterious hitchhiker John Ryder, a.k.a. The Hitcher (Sean Bean).

The young couple hit the road in a 1970 Oldsmobile 442, en route to spring break. But their pleasure trip soon turns into a waking nightmare. The initial encounters with Ryder are increasingly off-putting for Grace and Jim, and they bravely fight back when he ambushes them. But they are truly blindsided when he implicates them in a horrific slaying and continues to shadow them. The open road becomes a suspenseful, action-packed battleground of blood and metal as, in trying to elude not only Ryder but also New Mexico State Police Lieutenant Esteridge's (Neal McDonough) officers, Grace and Jim must fight for their lives and face their fears head-on.

Production began June 12, 2006 in Austin (TX) and Santa Fe (NM) on July 17, with a filming schedule of 44 days and a scheduled wrap date of August 10, 2006. Sean was in the US filming after June 17, 2006. Sean also took part in three days of reshoots scheduled for the week of November 20, 2006.
Hitcher




Sharpe's Challenge
2006

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Richard Sharpe
Daragh O'Malley ... Patrick Harper
Toby Stephens ... William Dodd
Padma Lakshmi ... Madhuvanthi
Aurilien Recoing ... Gudin
Lucy Brown ... Celia Burroughs
Alyy Khan ... Mohan Singh
Thierry Hancisse ... Bonnet
Director ... Tom Clegg
Screenplay ... Russell Lewis
Two years after Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. The last scout sent - Sharpe's best friend, Sgt Harper - has gone missing. His latest report suggests that the real power behind the Maharaja is one William Dodd (a malcontent East India Company officer-turned-rogue) and that the Maharaja has gathered into his impregnable fortress Napoleon's French veterans who trouble Wellington the most: their experience, tactics and discipline could help fashion the Indians into something more than "just a perennial bloody nuisance".

As usual, Wellington has not painted the full picture. For once in India, Sharpe discovers the situation is already far graver than he was led to believe; and things only get worse when the daughter of General Burroughs, the commander of His Britannic Majesty's forces in the region, is kidnapped and held in the Maharajah's fort by his villainous henchman, General Dodd (Toby Stephens) and the scheming yet beautiful Madhuvanthi (Padma Lakshmi). The British were planning to storm the Maharajah's fort by blowing up one of the outer walls, but the Maharajah now vows to execute the General's daughter if any such attack is carried out. Worse still, it turns out that General Burroughs has gone down with a fever and that Sharpe's gutless nemesis, General Simmerson, is now in overall charge of the army.

Sharpe, now reunited with Harper, devises a plan. The two friends will disguise themselves as deserters and become part of the Maharajah's motley crew. Once inside the fort they will rescue the General's daughter and get word to him of her safety - together with details of which side of the fort they should attack. General Simmerson reluctantly agrees. However once inside the fort things don't quite go as Sharpe has planned...

Epic in scale, this Sharpe was filmed on location in the sumptuous fort and palace locations of Jaipur/Jodphur in Rajasthan India. The locations are replete with all that exotic India has to offer plus stunning, nail-biting fight sequences featuring thousands of extras.
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Silent Hill
2006

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Christopher Da Silva
Radha Mitchell ... Rose Da Silva
Laurie Holden ... Cybil Bennett
Deborah Kara Unger ... Dahlia Gillespie
Kim Coates ... Officer Thomas Gucci
Tanya Allen ... Anna
Alice Krige ... Christabella
Director ... Christophe Gans
Screenplay ... Roger Avary
Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care due to her increasing psychosis and nightmares involving a place called Silent Hill, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers and ignoring the protests of her husband (Sean Bean). On they way there, they are in a car crash that leaves Rose unconscious. Awakening to discover that Sharon is missing, Rose sets out to find her daughter and learns that Silent Hill is inhabited by a horde of eerie creatures and a living darkness that threatens everything that comes into contact with it.

It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living Darkness that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.

Silent Hill began filming on Monday 25 April in Brantford, with Sean commuting from the set of North Country, which was in production until the end of April.
Silent Hill




The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
2006

Video Game in wide release.
Sean Bean ... Martin Septim
Patrick Stewart ...
Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion set the standard in video game voice talent when the company hired Sean and Patrick Stewart, both classically-trained actors to voice the central characters in the role-playing video game. Oblivion went on to become the top-rated video game release of all time and went on to win top honours in every award category around the world.
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Faceless
2006

Television Pilot
Sean Bean ... Eddie Prey
Paul Michael Glaser ... Bailey Hughes
Kevin Alejandro ... Lucas Reynosa
Brett Cullen ... John Robson
Reed Diamond ... Vincent Ambrose
Stana Katic ... Diana Palos
Directed by ... Joe Carnahan
Writer ... Dario Scardapane
Federal Prosecutor John Robson lives in Sherman Oaks with his young family. He is driven, brilliant and intuitive. Robson is fiercely certain that there is a link between all the crime factions in L.A., and that there is one overlord whose capture will topple them all. Despite losing support from the FBI, despite the nagging doubt of his assistant prosecutor, Diana Palos, and despite the mounting pressure from his wife to spend more time with their family, Robson won't back down from his conviction and set the wheels in motion, not for the first time, to try to get to the top via one of the middlemen, Lucas Reynosa. Before he can close the deal with Reynosa, however, Robson is brutally beaten, shot in the head, thrown into the river and left for dead - but manages to reach a phone for help and winds up in a hospital, where, after being in a coma for three months and learning that his family has been killed, he emerges, a new man with an old agenda: Eddie Prey

Eddie Prey is a hard criminal, an asshole, an animal, determined, through cunning and brutality, to rise through the L.A. crime hierarchy for his own purposes - which happen to be those of John Robson.

Sean was in Los Angeles in the second week of March 2006 to film Faceless; he was there until early April. The hour-long pilot comes from 20th Century Fox TV and Flame TV.
Faceless




Flightplan
2005

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Captain Rich
Jodie Foster ... Kyle Pratt
Kate Beahan ... Stephanie
Erika Christensen ... Fiona
Marlene Lawston ... Julia
Peter Sarsgaard ... Carson
Directed by ... Robert Schwentke
Writers ... Peter A. Dowling, Terry Hayes, Billy Ray
Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-the-art 474 aircraft, Kyle Pratt faces every mother's worst nightmare when her six-year-old daughter, Julia, vanishes without a trace mid-flight from Berlin to New York. Already emotionally devastated by the unexpected death of her husband, Kyle desperately struggles to prove her sanity to the disbelieving flight crew and passengers while facing the very real possibility that she may be losing her mind.

At first sympathetic, Captain Rich is placed in an increasingly difficult situation as Kyle becomes increasingly distraught and her actions place the passengers at risk. While neither Captain Rich nor Air Marshal Gene Carson want to doubt the bereaved widow, all evidence indicates that her daughter was never on board and her irrationality stems from grief and denial over the untimely deaths of her daughter and husband, resulting in paranoia and doubt among the passengers and crew of the plane. Finding herself desperately alone, Kyle can only rely on her own wits to solve the mystery and save her daughter.

Shooting began September 20, 2004 in Los Angeles, and included locations in Berlin. Sean completed filming November 26, 2004.
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North Country
2005

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Kyle
Charlize Theron ... Josey Aimes
Frances McDormand ... Glory
Woody Harrelson ... Bill White
Jeremy Renner ... Bobby Sharp
Richard Jenkins ... Hank Aimes
Sissy Spacek ... Alice Aimes
Michelle Monaghan ... Sherry
Directed by ... Niki Caro
Screenplay ... Michael Seitzman
When Josey Aimes (Academy Award winner CHARLIZE THERON) returns to her hometown in Northern Minnesota after a failed marriage, she needs a good job. A single mother with two children to support, she turns to the predominant source of employment in the region - the iron mines. The mines provide a livelihood that has sustained a community for generations. The work is hard but the pay is good and friendships that form on the job extend into everyday life, bonding families and neighborhoods with a common thread. It's an industry long dominated by men, in a place unaccustomed to change.

Encouraged by her old friend Glory (Academy Award winner FRANCES McDORMAND), one of the few female miners in town, Josey joins the ranks of those laboring to blast ore from rock in the gaping quarries. She is prepared for the back-breaking and often dangerous work, but coping with the harassment she and the other female miners encounter from their male coworkers proves far more challenging. Times are tough. The last thing the miners want is women competing for scarce jobs - women who, in their estimation, have no business driving trucks and hauling rock anyway. If these newcomers want to work the mines they'll have to do it on the terms set by the veteran workforce and it won't be easy. Take it or leave it. When Josey speaks out against the treatment she and her fellow workers face she is met with resistance - not only from those in power but from a community that doesn't want to hear the truth, her disapproving parents and many of her own colleagues who fear she is only making things worse. In time, even her friendship with Glory will be tested, her already difficult connection with her father, a lifelong miner, will be pushed to its limit and elements of her personal life exposed to scrutiny. The fallout from Josey's battle to make a better future for herself and her children will affect every aspect of her life, including her relationship with her young daughter and her sensitive teenage son, who must first cope with the embarrassment of his mother's sudden notoriety and then face harsh details of her past she was hoping he would never have to know.

Through these struggles Josey will find the courage to stand up for what she believes in - even if that means standing alone. Inspired by a true story, North Country follows Josey's journey on a road that will take her farther than she ever imagined, ultimately inspiring countless others, and leading to the nation's first-ever class action lawsuit for sexual harassment.

Principal photography for exterior work began February 14, 2005 in Northern Minnesota, concluding in Las Vegas, April 29, 2005. In a departure from his British roots, Sean adopts a Minnesota accent for this film.
North Country




The Island
2005

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Merrick
Scarlett Johansson ... Jordan Two-Delta
Ewan McGregor ... Lincoln Six-Echo
Djimon Hounsou ... Laurent
Michael Clarke Duncan ... Starkweather
Steve Buscemi ... McCord
Directed by ... Michael Bay
Screenplay ... Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci
In the futuristic action thriller, Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) is a resident of a seemingly utopian but contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island"-reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones whose only purpose is to provide "spare parts" for their original human counterparts.

Realizing it is only a matter of time before he is "harvested," Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson). Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers.

Rounding out the main cast of The Island are Djimon Hounsou as the head of the security team sent to hunt down Lincoln and Jordan; Steve Buscemi as a man who befriends Lincoln despite working for the institute; and Oscar nominee Michael Clarke Duncan as another resident who is unaware of his fate when he is selected to go to "The Island."

Production started on October 25, 2004 in Los Angeles, with locations in Los Angeles, Nevada, and Detroit. Sean began filming in early January 2005 in Los Angeles and finished in early February 2005.
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The Dark
2006

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... James
Maria Bello ... Adelle
Abigail Stone ... Ebrill
Sophie Stuckey ... Sarah
Maurice Roeves ... Dafydd
Richard Elwyn ... Rowan
Directed by ... John Fawcett
Screen Adaptation ... Stephen Massicotte, Paul Tamasy
Book by ... Simon Maginn
Based on the novel "Sheep," by Simon Maginn, in a last-ditch attempt to pull her family back together, New Yorker ADELLE travels with young daughter SARAH to Wales - to see Sarah's father JAMES and try and patch their lives back together in the surroundings of an old cliff-top farmhouse. But Adelle's worst nightmares are realized when, days into the trip, Sarah is tragically swept out to sea, pulled into the dark depths despite Adelle's desperate attempts to save her. While James leads the search for Sarah's body, a guilt-ridden Adelle is haunted by visions and traces of her daughter - its almost as if Sarah is trapped somewhere in the house itself.

Learning of an ancient local legend of a place called THE DARK - an ethereal land of the dead that is a distorted mirror image of the real world - Adelle becomes convinced that Sarah is trying to communicate to her from THE DARK. When she finds a strange, scared little girl in Sarah's bed, Adelle is sure this girl, EBRILL, is the key to getting her daughter back. For the legend dictates that the dead can be returned from THE DARK if a sacrifice is made - one of the living for one of the dead. And if this girl is who she says she is, she died over 60 years before. Unfortunately, all James can see in his wife is a woman on the very edge of sanity - to him, the girl Ebrill is a runaway, nothing more. However, when local farmer LEWYN recognizes Ebrill from his childhood 60 years before, Adelle knows her suspicions are true. She makes the ultimate leap of faith - throwing herself into the ocean, and into THE DARK itself, to get her daughter back.

Rehearsals began June 14, 2004 for one week, with principal photography beginning June 21, for 10 weeks, at London's Ealing Studios, on location in the Isle of Man at Eary Cushlin, Ballahowlin, and White Beach, and in North Devon at Hartland Quay. Principal photography finished on Sunday, August 8, 2004. The film premiered at film festivals in 2005 and went to wide release ih 2006.
The Dark




National Treasure
2004

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Ian Howe
Nicolas Cage ... Ben Franklin Gates
Diane Kruger ... Dr. Abigail Chase
Justin Bartha ... Riley Poole
Harvey Keitel ... Sadusky
David Dayan Fisher ... Shaw
Directed by ... Jon Turteltaub
Screenplay ... Jim Kouf, Marianne Wibberly, Cormac Wibberly, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandell, Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio
The brilliant Benjamin Franklin Gates has been a third generation treasure hunter. All his life, Gates has been searching for a treasure no one believed existed: amassed through the ages, moved across continents, to become the greatest treasure the world has ever known. Hidden by America's Founding Fathers, they left clues to the Treasure's location right before everyones' eyes - from the nation's birthplace, to its capitol, to clues buried within the symbols on the dollar bill.

Gates' life-long journey leads him to the last place anyone thought to look: a map hidden on the back of the Declaration of Independence. But what he thought was the final clue is only the beginning. Gates realizes in order to protect the world's greatest treasure, he must now do the unthinkable: steal the most revered, best guarded document in American history before it falls into the wrong hands.

In a race against time, Gates must elude the authorities, stay one step ahead of his ruthless adversary, Ian Howe, decipher the remaining clues and unlock the 2000 year-old mystery behind America's greatest national treasure.

National Treasure filmed in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, New York, and Utah from 21 September 2003 until February 2004. Washington filming took place Sept 21 - Oct 2, 2003. Philadelphia filming took place October 3 - 17, 2003.

The production moved to Los Angeles on October 18, 2003 and broke briefly for Christmas roundabout December 20. Filming picked up again in early January 2004. The cast and crew moved to Utah during the last week of January 2004. Filming officially wrapped in mid-February 2004.

Sean returned to New York for two days of reshoots in June 2004 (June 3/4 - exterior shots at the Intrepid, and June 5 - exteriors at Trinity Church on Wall St.) Sean also filmed one extra scene the weekend of September 11th in Berkshire, England.
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Troy
2004

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Odysseus
Orlando Bloom ... Paris
Diane Kruger ... Helen
Brad Pitt ... Achilles
Eric Bana ... Hector
Rose Byrne ... Briseis
Brian Cox ... Agamemnon
Brendan Gleeson ... Menelaus
Directed by ... Wolfgang Petersen
Screenplay ... David Benioff
Throughout time, men have waged war. Some for power, some for glory, some for honor - and some for love. In ancient Greece, the passion of two of history's most legendary lovers, Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, Queen of Sparta, ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris steals Helen away from her husband, King Menelaus, it is an insult that cannot be suffered. Familial pride dictates that an affront to Menelaus is an affront to his brother Agamemnon, powerful King of the Myceneans, who soon unites all the massive tribes of Greece to steal Helen back from Troy in defense of his brother's honor.

In truth, Agamemnon needs control of Troy to ensure the supremacy of his already vast empire. The walled city, under the leadership of King Priam and defended by mighty Prince Hector, is a citadel that no army has been able to breach. One man alone stands as the key to victory or defeat over Troy - Achilles..

Arrogant, rebellious and seemingly invincible, Achilles has no allegiance to anyone or anything, save his own glory. It is his insatiable hunger for eternal renown that leads him to attack the gates of Troy under Agamemnon's banner - but it will be love that ultimately decides his fate. Two worlds will go to war for honor and power. Thousands will fall in pursuit of glory. And for love, a nation will burn to the ground.

Bringing the glory of Homer's Iliad to life, Troy charts the bloody path of the Trojan war, which encompasses a 10-year conflict, numerous bloody battles and of course that famously large wooden horse with a surprise inside.

Sean plays Odysseus, the son of Laertes and ruler of the island kingdom of Ithaca. He was one of the most prominent Greek leaders in the Trojan War and was the hero of Homer's Odyssey. He was often calledn The Trickster, known for his cleverness and cunning, and for his eloquence as a speaker. He was also the originator of the Trojan horse, the strategem by which the Greeks were finally able to take the city of Troy itself.
Troy




Pride
2004

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Dark
Kate Winslet ... Paris
Helen Mirren ... Macheeba
Rupert Graves ... Linus
Eric Bana ... Hector
Martin Freeman ... Fleck
John Hurt ... Harry
Kwame Kwei-Armah ... Lush
Robbie Coltrane ... Eddie
Jim Broadbent ... James
Directed by ... John Downer
Writer ... Simon Nye
Animation ... Jim Henson's Creature Shop
The two cubs, Suki and Linus, are young lions on the cusp of adulthood who, along with their mother Macheeba, are finding their way in the world. Soon the tranquility of the pride is cruelly disturbed by an attack from a group of lions recently moved in to the land across the river.

Pride follows Suki and Linus through adventure after adventure, ultimately uncovering them as two youngsters dealing with hopes, fears, love and pain, and coming to grips with the realities of adult life. Shot on location in South Africa and England, this two-hour A&E Original film utilizes a revolutionary cinematic device known as a boulder-cam to capture the wild beasts from only inches away. Pride combines cutting-edge computer images with actual habituated lions, all to depict the very human traits of real lions in a close community.

Pride was shot in lush African savannah in 2003. Sean provided the voice of Dark in three sessions recorded in 2003.
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Lord of the Rings
The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001
The Two Towers, 2002
The Return of the King, 2003

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Boromir
Elijah Wood ... Frodo Baggins
Ian McKellen ... Gandalf
Liv Tyler ... Arwen
Viggo Mortensen ... Aragorn
Sean Astin ... Sam
John Rhys-Davies ... Gimli
Billy Boyd ... Pippin
Dominic Monaghan ... Merry
Orlando Bloom ... Legolas
Hugo Weaving ... Elrond
Cate Blanchett ... Galadriel
Directed by ... Peter Jackson
Screenplay ... Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Jackson
Based on the book by ... J.R.R. Tolkien
The Lord of the Rings collectively re-tells the story of Frodo Baggins, who battles against the Dark Lord, Sauron to save Middle-earth from the grip of evil. In the films, Frodo and The Fellowship embark on a desperate journey to rid the earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength, the One Ring, a ring of such power that it cannot be destroyed. His extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth reveal how the power of friendship and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay.

Set in a mythic pre-history, The Lord of the Rings tells the saga of a desperate battle against encroaching evil - a perilous quest to save humanity which falls upon the shoulders of a young hobbit, Frodo Baggins, who has inherited a seemingly innocent magic ring from his elderly cousin Bilbo.

However Frodo soon learns that the ring's original maker, the Dark Lord Sauron, is desperately seeking it - for it is a ring of great evil which will enable Sauron to enslave the people of this land known as Middle Earth. A hurriedly assembled fellowship of wizard, elf, dwarf and men accompany Frodo and his friends on a harrowing mission across Middle Earth in an attempt to destroy the ring by casting it into the volcanic fires in the Crack of Doom. Against them rages the monstrous power of Sauron, whose sinister emissaries ruthlessly pursue Frodo and his companions, while the omnipotent power of the ring attempts to corrupt the fellowship from within.

By shooting all three films consecutively during one massive production and post-production schedule, New Line Cinema made history. Never before had such a monumental undertaking been contemplated or executed. The commitment of time, resources and manpower were unheard of as all three films and more than 1,000 effects shots were being produced concurrently with the same director and core cast. Helmer Peter Jackson, whose visionary style of filmmaking and emotional acuity won accolades for his Heavenly Creatures and The Frighteners, brought his deep love for the source material to the project. Sean spent nearly a year on location in New Zealand playing Boromir for the first film as well as later return trips for extra scenes for the second and third films.
Lord of the Rings




Henry VIII
2003

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Robert Aske
Ray Winstone ... Henry VIII
David Suchet ... Cardinal Wolsey
Mark Strong ... Duke of Norfolk
Assumpta Serna ... Catherine of Aragon
Charles Dance... Duke of Buckingham
Helena Bonham-Carter ... Anne Boleyn
Emily Blunt ... Katherine Howard
Emilia Fox ... Jane Seymour
Pia Girard ... Anne of Cleves
Clare Holman ... Katherine Parr
Directed by ... Pete Travis
Screenplay ... Peter Morgan
A two-part drama starring Ray Winstone as the 16th-century monarch Henry VIII, chronicling his 38-year reign and epic descent from handsome playboy to embittered invalid through a series of unsuccessful marriages, political intrigues, religious upheavals and the failure to produce a male heir.

When the Plantagenet claimant to the throne of England, the Duke of Buckingham, leads a revolt against the king, Henry's retribution is so merciless that his own wife, Catherine of Aragon, can barely recognise the man she married. But relations between the royal couple deteriorate further when he sets eyes on the strikingly beautiful Anne Boleyn. Determined to have her as his mistress, he forbids her imminent marriage to Henry Percy, but the ambitious Anne is not about to accept life as a mere courtesan.

Merely a day after Anne Boleyn`s execution, Henry weds Jane Seymour, against a backdrop of violent countrywide rebellion resulting from the torture and slaughter wreaked by Henry`s soldiers during the dissolution of the Catholic monasteries. Henry is forced to face a growing army of dissenters led by his former lieutenant Robert Aske. Worse is to come when Jane dies giving birth to his desperately awaited son and heir, Edward, propelling Henry into deep depression and weight gain. A disastrous, unconsumated marriage to Anne of Cleves follows, but it is not long before the 15-year-old beauty Catherine Howard is hovering in the wings...

Sean's role was a cameo appearance as Robert Aske. The role involved several days' filming from March 31-April 4, 2003.
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The Big Empty
2003

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Cowboy
John Person ... Jon Favreau
Joey Lauren Adams ... Grace
Adam Beach ... Randy
Rachael Leigh Cook ... Ruthie
Bud Cort... Neely
Gary Farmer ... Bob
Kelsey Grammer ... Agent Banks
Jon Gries ... Elron
Daryl Hannah ... Stella
Danny Trejo ... Lt. Gates
Directed by ... Steve Anderson
Screenplay ... Steve Anderson
John Person is a 30-something struggling actor living alone and facing eviction from his one room apartment in Hollywood. Behind on his rent and heavily in debt, he goes against his better judgment - and that of his pretty neighbor Grace - and accepts an unsolicited offer from his strange neighbor Neely to courier a blue suitcase up to the desert truck stop town of Baker, California.

There, in the middle of nowhere, at a seedy motel in the shadow of The World's Largest Thermometer, he'll simply deliver the locked suitcase to a trucker called Cowboy and be paid twenty-seven thousand dollars in cold, hard cash. Seems like easy money. But then John is given a loaded gun and told he must defend the blue suitcase with his life.

On arrival in Baker, John discovers he's already missed the mysterious Cowboy. Soon he's reluctantly mixed up with young local vixen Ruthie, her mother Stella, Ruthie's hotheaded, jealous boyfriend Randy and paranoid, alien-obsessed locals. When Special Agent Banks arrives to question him about the murder and decapitation of Neely and hundreds of people recently gone missing, John realizes that he might be mixed up in something much more dangerous and bizarre than he ever imagined. Later that dark night, Cowboy makes a violent return to Baker and John finds himself caught somewhere between the surreal, the supernatural and the just plain weird. As the final showdown begins, John is faced with a choice that could change his life forever. Has this whole town gone mad? Or are the loony locals, who John dismissed as crazy, the only sane things about this strange parallel universe called The Big Empty?

The Big Empty was filmed on location in Baker, California in January and February 2002. Sean, who plays Cowboy, filmed his scenes between 25 January and mid-February 2002.
The Big Empty




Equilibrium
2002

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Errol Partridge
Christian Bale ... John Preston
Emily Watson ... Mary O'Brien
Taye Diggs ... Brandt
William Fichtner ... Jurgen
Angus MacFadyen... DuPont
Sean Pertwee ... Father
Directed by ... Kurt Wimmer
Screenplay ... Kurt Wimmer
In a future society, citizens are prevented from expressing emotions and are controlled by militaristic police with the enforced use of a dehumanizing drug.

An agent, John Preston (Christian Bale), whose job it is to administer the drug, finds himself experiencing a spiritual conversion, which puts him in direct conflict with his position and his superiors. He joins an underground resistance group in an attempt to destroy the city's ruler. Sean Bean plays Preston's first partner, Partridge,

Principal photography began in Berlin on 15 September 2000 and finished on 02 December 2000. Sean's scenes were shot on location between November 6th and November 22, 2000.
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Tom and Thomas
2002

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Paul Sheppard
Inday Ba ... Celia Scofield
Aaron Johnson ... Tom / Thomas
Derek de Lint ... Mr. Bancroft
Bill Stewart ... Finch
Sean Harris ... Kevin
Geraldine James ... Miss Tromp
Directed by ... Esmi Lammers
Screenplay ... Esmi Lammers, Jim Davies
Tom and Thomas are twins who were abandoned soon after they were born. Before the infants were discovered by authorities, one of them was stolen by a mentally-impaired woman. The child was later rescued from the woman and sent to a foundling home. The other infant was adopted by professional artist Paul Sheppard and his wife. Paul's wife died, leaving him to raise Thomas alone. So...they don't know each other. Or do they? It so happens that Tom has an imaginary friend - Thomas - with whom he talks and plays in his imagination. Thomas has an imaginary friend as well. He has called him Tom.

To celebrate his ninth birthday, Thomas visits the impressive mirror maze in the Science Museum. Meanwhile, Tom has taken refuge inside the museum. There, the boys come face to face with each other for the first time. They want to stay together forever...but there is one complication: Tom is being hunted as a runaway. Tom discovered that the children's home where he was staying was being used by child traders when he witnessed the illegal activities. He goes into hiding at Thomas's flat, just after Thomas has solemnly promised his adoptive father never to mention this imaginary friend again. Tom takes Thomas's place at school - and at home - on a regular basis. This causes confusion, because Thomas is a well-mannered, careful, polite boy...whereas Tom is not afraid of anyone - or anything - and has never been taught to watch his tongue. But then, the child traders mistake Thomas for Tom - A thrilling denouement follows...and only then does everyone realize that Tom and Thomas are not imaginary friends at all...but real twins.

Principal photography was from December 2000 until 20 July 2001 at locations in and around Amsterdam and London.
Tom and Thomas




Don't Say A Word
2001

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Patrick Koster
Michael Douglas ... Dr. Nathan R. Conrad
Aaron Johnson ... Tom / Thomas
Brittany Murphy ... Elisabeth Burrows
Skye McCole Bartusiak ... Jessie Conrad
Jennifer Esposito ... Detective Sandra Cassidy
Famke Janssen ... Aggie Conrad
Oliver Platt ... Dr. Louis Sachs
Directed by ... Andrew Klavan
Screenplay Based on the Novel by ... Anthony Peckham, Patrick Smith Kelly
Preeminent New York psychiatrist Dr. Nathan Conrad has a successful Upper West Side practice, a beautiful wife and a charming daughter. Making his way home to begin a tranquil Thanksgiving holiday, Conrad is summoned by a colleague to examine a young woman. Elisabeth Burrows presents a history of unexplained violence and a miasma of failed treatments and misdiagnoses. In short, Elisabeth is the kind of case Nathan used to live for before he went "uptown." Now, he is Elisabeth's last chance before she is shipped off to a purgatory of state institutionalization.

Nathan's skills and intuition make headway into Elisabeth's case, and his curiosity is further aroused by her mysterious first words to him: "You want what they want, don't you? I'll never tell any of you." Little does Nathan suspect that Elisabeth and her cryptic message are tied to a danger that has closed in on him and his family. Nathan's daughter has been kidnapped by ruthless thieves, and to save her, he somehow must unlock a six-digit number locked away in Elisabeth's troubled mind. There is no discussion, no negotiation. With his daughter's captors watching his every move, Nathan is trapped in a nightmare even he could never have envisioned. And as Nathan is reminded constantly by his tormentors: if he wants to see his daughter alive, he dare not say a single word.

Principal photography began in New York on 08 December 2000 and continued until December 20th. Further filming took place in Toronto and New York from 05 January until 31 March 2001.
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Essex Boys
2000

Available on DVD
Sean Bean ... Jason Locke
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Billy Reynolds
Gareth Milne ... Chippy
Alex Kingston ... Lisa Locke
Terence Rigby ... Henry Hobbs
Tom Wilkinson ... John Dyke
Larry Lamb ... Peter Chase
Billy Murray ... Perry Elley
Directed by ... Terry Winsor
Screenplay ... Jeff Pope, Terry Winsor
A new generation of East End villains have moved up and out of the inner cities - bringing with them a new breed of crime and a much harder, more ruthless attitude into the heart of Essex. Inspired by a real-life incident, Essex Boys is a dark and violent look at British gangsters, a work of fiction looking at all aspects of organised crime - not just drugs.

The story is told by a naive small-time crook who is employed by a vicious gangster and becomes blinded by the glamour of organised crime while he is seduced into a dangerous underworld. Lured into the glamorous world of clubs, bars and protection rackets, what at first seems glamorous and exciting soon reveals itself as frightening and heartless - but by then it is too late and Billy Reynolds is in too deep. As he becomes sickened by the violence and seedy underworld, his efforts to get out of the whole scene lead down an unexpected road, engineered by the smartest gangster of them all: Lisa, the wife of "geezer" Jason Locke.

Filming of Essex Boys began February 28, 1999 and finished on April 26, 1999. A number of local areas in Essex were incorporated into the shooting schedule, including Brightlingsea, Canvey Island, Epping Forest, the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Brentwood and the Bar Central in Southend.
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