Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark

played by Sean Bean

Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North.

Character Bio

Lord of Winterfell and Warden of the North. The childhood friend of Robert Baratheon, Eddard ("Ned") was a key player in Robert's rebellion, helping to win the throne from the Targaryens. He is married to Catelyn (Tully) Stark.


Trained at RADA, award-winning British actor Sean Bean's distinguished career has spanned film, TV and theatre over the past twenty years. Major highlights have included the role of Boromir in Peter Jackson's acclaimed 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy for which Bean received the Best British Actor accolade at the Empire Awards, Chris Columbus' 'Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief,' 'Troy,' 'Black Death,' John Frankenheimer's 'Ronin,' 'Goldeneye,' 'Don't Say a Word,' 'National Treasure,' 'The Dark,' 'Flight Plan,' 'The Island,' 'Silent Hill,' 'The Hitcher,' 'True North,' 'Anna Karenina,' 'Shopping,' 'Patriot Games,' 'Caravaggio,' 'Lorna Doone,' 'The Field' and 'Stormy Monday.' Most recently he finished working on Hadi Hajaig's 'Clean Skin,' Adrian Vitoria's 'Age of Heroes' and Maxim Korostyshevsky's 'Soldiers of Fortune.'

He first came to the attention of television audiences in the 1990s in the role of Richard Sharpe in the hugely popular series 'Sharpe,' a role he recently reprised. Other major television dramas have included Channel 4's celebrated 'Red Riding,' 'Bravo Two Zero,' 'A Woman's Guide to Adultery,' 'Lady Chatterley,' 'Fool's Gold,' 'Inspector Morse,' 'Clarissa,' 'Prince,' 'Tell Me That You Love Me,' 'Wedded,' 'The Loser,' 'Troubles,' 'Small Zone,' 'My Kingdom for a Horse,' 'War Requiem,' 'Winter Flight,' 'Samson & Delilah' and 'The True Bride.' 'Notable theatre credits include the RSC's 'Romeo & Juliet' directed by Michael Boghdanov, Trevor Nunn's RSC Stratford/Mermaid production of 'Fair Maid of the West', 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and more recently Edward Hall's 'Macbeth.'

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