Sharpe's the Man for SAS!

The People (29/06/97)

TV heart-throb Sean Bean is to play SAS hero Andy McNab in a blockbuster Gulf War movie.

The Sharpe star has beaten actors who included EastEnders' Ross Kemp to the role in the BBC's £4 million verson of best-seller Bravo Two Zero.

Sgt McNab became a millionaire with his account of the raid behind Iraqi lines in which he was captured, tortured and saw three mates die.

McNab's face has never been identified for security reasons. But BBC chiefs were desperate to sign Bean, 39, for the part because his rugged good looks would guarantee huge audiences.

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