‘Lord Of The Rings’ Star Sean Bean Reveals His Favorite On-Screen Death

One simply does not simply choose a favorite Sean Bean death.

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Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones star Sean Bean has revealed which of his on-screen deaths is his favorite.

Sean Bean is an actor who is famous for dying on screen perhaps more so than any other movie star. Whether he plays an antagonist, a hero, or a supporting character audiences can be assured that his character is likely on the chopping block. However, it is probably his deaths in fantasy stories that are his most famous.

In 2001, Sean Bean portrayed Boromir who met his end during the climax The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Ten years later he portrayed Eddard “Ned” Stark in Game of Thrones. At the end of the first season, Stark was executed by Joffrey Baratheon, much to the shock of audiences everywhere. Yet, it’s the first fantasy death that holds a special place in Sean Bean’s heart.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Sean Bean revealed which on-screen death was his favorite. The Game of Thrones star said that his favorite was Boromir’s death in The Lord of the Rings, citing how heroic and tragic it was:

“Boromir’s [in The Lord of the Rings] was probably the best death I’ve ever done. It was just so heroic and tragic. I did get a reputation for dying on screen but I’d prefer to stay alive now, if you don’t mind.”

Here is the synopsis for the next entry in The Lord of the Rings franchise, Amazon’s The Rings of Power:

This epic drama is set thousands of years before the events of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, and will take viewers back to an era in which great powers were forged, kingdoms rose to glory and fell to ruin, unlikely heroes were tested, hope hung by the finest of threads, and the greatest villain that ever flowed from Tolkien’s pen threatened to cover all the world in darkness. Beginning in a time of relative peace, the series follows an ensemble cast of characters, both familiar and new, as they confront the long-feared re-emergence of evil to Middle-earth. From the darkest depths of the Misty Mountains, to the majestic forests of the elf-capital of Lindon, to the breathtaking island kingdom of Númenor, to the furthest reaches of the map, these kingdoms and characters will carve out legacies that live on long after they are gone.

Amazon Studios is producing The Rings of Power in cooperation with the Tolkien Estate and Trust, HarperCollins, and New Line Cinema. J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay are serving as showrunners and executive producers on the series.

The ensemble for the show consists of Robert Aramayo, Owain Arthur, Nazanin Boniadi, Tom Budge, Morfydd Clark, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Ema Horvath, Markella Kavenagh, Joseph Mawle, Tyroe Muhafidin, Sophia Nomvete, Megan Richards, Dylan Smith, Charlie Vickers, and Daniel Weyman.

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power will premiere on September 1st on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned for all the latest news on the future of the franchise and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Trey Griffeth

Trey Griffeth

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