Sean Bean has played some of the most revered roles in film, gaining fame as one of the UK's finest actors. But despite a successful film career, Bean has had a tumultuous personal life.
Sean Bean has played the head of the Stark house, Eddard "Ned" Stark, the fearless warrior of Gondor, Boromir, in "The Lord of the Rings," and Mark Cobden in the BBC prison drama "Time."
The 62-year old has found immense success with a career spanning decades, taking home numerous accolades for his work. Unfortunately, we can not say the same about his personal life.
Left: Sean Bean Melanie Hill Attend A Gianni Versace Book Launch Party At His Store In London's Bond Street Right: Sean Bean and Ashley Moore attend the European premiere of "The Martian" at Odeon Leicester Square on September 24, 2015 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
Bean has been married five times and divorced four of those. But despite four failed unions, the star did not turn a blind eye towards love. Today he enjoys marital bliss with his fifth wife, Ashley Moore, 33, and is getting geared up for more kids.
After signing up for a drama course and performing in several students plays at the Rotherham College of Arts and Technology where he was studying, Bean won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
Sean Bean attends the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones" at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
He started a seven-term course in 1981, the same year he married his secondary school sweetheart Debra James, a hairdresser. He was only 21.
Seven years later, Bean moved to London to pursue a career in acting, but unfortunately, his marriage could not withstand the test of time. Their marriage crumbled in 1988.
Melanie Hill attends the British Soap Awards at The Lowry Theatre on June 01, 2019 in Manchester, England. | Photo: Getty Images
MARRYING "CORONATION STREET" STAR
In February 1991, the "Troy" actor married his second wife, Melanie Hill, who he met while studying at RADA. Hill is a renowned actress who starred in "Coronation Street" playing Cathy Matthews, Roy Cropper's aspiring love interest.
The couple went on to have two children, daughters Molly and Lorna, but after only six years of marriage, they went their separate ways. Following the divorce, Hill swore off marriage.
Abigail Cruttenden during a photocall for ITV show 'Benidorm ' which is celebrating it's 10th anniversary at The Curzon Mayfair on January 29, 2018 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
THE THIRD TIME WAS NOT THE CHARM
However, in 2017, the love bug bit her once more, and she said "I do" to film producer Jim Daly in her local North London pub. Unlike his ex-wife, Bean did not take years to find love again, and three months after finalizing his divorce, he married actress Abigail Cruttenden.
The two met during the filming of "Sharpe" and tied the knot in November 1997. A year later, they welcomed daughter, Evie Natasha. Two years after that, they got divorced. "The Theory of Everything" actress moved on, marrying Jonathan R. Fraser in December 2003.
Sean Bean and Georgina Sutcliffe during "The Island" New York City Premiere - Inside Arrivals at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City, New York, United States. | Photo: Getty Images
FOURTH WIFE - GEORGINA SUTCLIFFE
Bean also moved on and married his fourth wife, Georgina Sutcliffe, in 2008. The two met in 2006, at the West End Theatre bar where Sutcliffe was the manager. Their marriage was pretty low-key and took place at the Marylebone register office in February 2008.
However, marred with numerous domestic scuffles, their marriage became short-lived, and in 2010, they called it quits. Bent on finding happiness, the "National Treasure" actor married his fifth wife, Ashley Morre, 26 years his junior.
Sean Bean and Ashley Moore attend the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images
ANOTHER SHOT AT LOVE
The two married in 2017 after dating for five years. They met by chance at the "Silent Hill" actor's favorite North London pub and hit it off almost instantly.
Today Bean says his wife's vibrancy and optimism have helped change his life. He also looks back on his failed marriages with a more mature degree. However, his failures have not dissuaded him from considering having more kids with his wife.