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,
*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. 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. 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,
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