Sheffield Hallam Degree

Last Update: 03 February 1998


Sheffield-born actor Sean Bean was awarded a general honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University on November 28th, 1997. Sean collected his degree during a ceremony attended by students and their families at Sheffield City Hall.

Sean is best known for his appearances as Sharpe in the hit television series of the same name, and the gamekeeper Mellors in Ken Russell's Lady Chatterley. Sean's film credits include Stormy Monday, The Field, Patriot Games, GoldenEye and Anna Karenina.

Sean began his career 16 years ago at Rotherham College and, after studying at RADA, went on to play a motorcycle-riding Romeo in an RSC production of Romeo and Juliet. He remains committed to his Yorkshire roots, acting as advisor to a northern theatre group, and starring in When Saturday Comes, which was filmed in Sheffield.

Sean's most recent projects are a screen adaptation of Andy McNab’s true life SAS saga, Bravo Two Zero, and the spy-thriller Ronin, filmed in France and due for release in the autumn of 1998.

Click here for Julie Kimpton's inside report of the degree ceremonies.

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Photos taken by Nina Dunham / Last photo by Kate Chambers








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