BRIGHTEST BIRTHDAY BLESSINGS SEAN!!! Looking very fit!! A bit of football during a break of filming Legends, TNT channel’s spy show coming this summer! Can’t wait to see it!
Wicked Blood (2014) film released today 4 March on DVD/BluRay!
Starring Sean Bean, James Purefoy, Abigail Breslin, Alexa PenaVega, Lew Temple & Jake Busey.
Above are some stills from it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this movie wasn’t what I thought it would be, so it was definitely worth watching for more than fave actors! The whole cast gave a great performance. 7/10
Sean Bean screen caps from TNT’s LEGENDS First Look Trailer
Full trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aM7I-rUl0CU#!
Today 17 April is Sean Bean’s 54th birthday, wishing you a Wonderful Day!
Sean’s life has always been closely tied to football, in particular our beloved Sheffield United F.C., so I always thought it was fitting that he was born on the same date that The Football League was founded, at a meeting of clubs in Manchester. Today is their 125th birthday!
Sean’s looking great, just had to post a couple of these RTS after party pix!
19 March 2013, Soho
Here’s the link to the whole album:
WINNER!!!! Sean at the Royal Television Society Awards, picture thanks to Beany and The Mighty Bean http://www.themightybean.com!
Sean was nominated for his challenging & brilliant performance in BBC1’s Accused episode “Tracie’s Story,” as English poetry teacher & transvestite Simon Gaskell / Tracie Tremarco. If you haven’t yet seen this you need to! Excellent story by Jimmy McGovern, great cinematography & editing too.
In case you didn’t read it correctly….
SEAN WON!!!!!!! Woooooooooo!!!
Heaven is a girl I know so well
She makes me feel good when I feel like hell
Heaven is a girl that I’ve got to have,
And she makes me feel better when I’m feelin’ bad…
Stormy Monday (1988) is the 2nd major film of Sean’s career (Caravaggio being the 1st). I saw it first run, but for reasons other than Sean, who I had just discovered 2 years before. At the time, my main reasons for seeing this film were Sting, Tommy Lee Jones & Melanie Griffith. A few words about that later. I liked this film for other reasons too, among those being its vibe about jazz, its cinema noir feeling, its setting in Newcastle, and my amusement at the town having an “America Week” celebration to woo a big shot businessman Mr. Cosmo from America (Tommy Lee Jones). The film’s story largely centers on Brendan (Sean Bean), a bloke looking for work & finding some at Mr. Finney’s (Sting) jazz club, taking care of maintenance & also looking after a visiting Polish band called the Krakow Jazz Ensemble. Brendan takes a liking to their leader, Andrej. He first meets Kate (Melanie Griffith) when he accidentally knocks into her at the mall, then at an American style cafe in town where she is waitressing. She & Brendan develop a mutual liking, enjoying each other & going on dates, one of which is my fave scene of the film, at the Polish club where Andrej meets a lady. In the meantime, at Kate’s other job working for Cosmo, dark things are brewing. During a meal at the cafe, Brendan overhears 2 men discussing plans to hurt or maybe even kill Mr. Finney, but he doesn’t know it’s on Cosmo’s orders. Although he’s only been working for Finney for 14 hours, Brendan feels he needs to warn him. But Finney handles it his way so Brendan thinks he’s done with it, wants to focus on Kate. Cosmo hears what happened, finds out Kate is with Brendan, and turns things very badly for both Brendan and his band friend Andrej.
I’ve been an ardent fan of Sting since 1977. I like jazz very much too, seeing Sting playing a bit of bass was very cool, as was Don Weller himself & his band playing on the jazz club’s stage. Also, long ago, I first noticed Melanie Griffith because of Don Johnson, but I came to look for her work too as I like many of her characters (Working Girl is one of my all-time fave 80s films). Same like for Tommy Lee Jones, among his 80s films Black Moon Rising is one of my all-time faves, so he didn’t disappoint in this “bad guy” role. And what is there left to say about Sean in this role other than the obvious? He was ok with nudity on film, did his part with sensitivity & completeness. Looking at this film again so many years later, I still think he gave as good as or better performance compared to the “stars,” it definitely further fueled my enthusiasm for him. I also think Brendan is one of his sweetest characters. This is a must-see film for any Sean Bean fan.
LEGENDS Production Update : Sean Bean stars in 2013 TV spy drama pilot for TNT channel
Post I wrote for fansite & will update as info becomes available:
SO EXCITED! If you haven’t read Robert Littell’s CIA books, including Legends, I highly recommend them! Definitely see why Sean said YES to this project, it’s right in line with his interests.
I hope this pilot is finished soon enough to be scheduled for summer! Then it will be up to us fans to push the numbers to get the full series produced, which I want very badly. This is a quality production with a great plot & cast!