Game of Thrones star wants character resurrection


Sean Bean has called on Game Of Thrones creators to resurrect his character, who was famously killed off in the first series.

Bean led the show’s 2011 debut as Ned Stark, but viewers were left stunned when he was beheaded in the season finale.

The actor has become known for playing characters who suffer brutal deaths, including Boromir in Lord Of The Rings (2001) and James Bond baddie Alec Trevelyan in GoldenEye (1995).


Asked which of his parts he would most like to resurrect, he told the Press Association: “Probably Game of Thrones. There’s quite a lot of them – nearly all of them. They like to die.”

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Questioned on whether Game Of Thrones creators could script a revival for Stark as they famously did with Jon Snow, he replied: “I know. Tell them.”

While Bean’s character was killed off, a young version of Ned Stark appeared in the show’s sixth season as Bran Stark travelled back in time, discovering the true parentage of Jon Snow.

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Game of Thrones returns to Sky Atlantic on July 17.