Stormy Monday Cast and Crew Biographies

Last Update: 29 March 2002

Sean Bean, who plays Brendan in Atlantic Entertainment Group's "STORMY MONDAY," was born in Sheffield, England. First attracted to acting at his local arts community centre, Bean applied successfully for a grant to study at RADA where he won a Silver Medal and two fencing medals. Ultimately, he returned to theatre, making his professional acting debut as "Tybalt" in "Romeo and Juliet." At the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, he played for a season in "The Last Days of Mankind" and "Der Rosenkavalier," a play based on the opera.

During the Young Writers Festival, Bean was invited to join the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs where he starred in "Who Knew Mackenzie?" and "Gone." Next came his first major film role as the doomed lover in Derek Jarman's "Caravaggio."

The turning point of his theatrical career came in 1986 when Bean auditioned successfully for Michael Bogdanov to play "Romeo" opposite Niamh Cusack's "Juliet" in the highly acclaimed Royal Shakespeare Company production at Stratford. He alternated this role with the swashbuckling "Captain Spencer" opposite Imelda Staunton in Thomas Heywood's "The Fair Maid of the West," directed by Trevor Nunn, in the RSC's London repertory.

Bean will soon be seen in the big-screen "Troubles," and is currently starring in a series for London's LWT called "Betty," which also stars Twiggy.

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