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Movie Natters: September 21, 2005 Archive

Sean Bean is everywhere.... and nowhere

Posted at 3:41 PM on September 21, 2005 by Euan Kerr

Euan Kerr here again...

Sean Bean has a reputation in Britain as being a bit of a lad. He's classically trained as an actor (RADA and the Royal Shakespeare Co.) Yet he's known for his love of soccer, and spending a certain amount of time down the pub.

So it's fun to see him reincarnated slightly as a SNAG (sensitive new age guy.) You can catch him this weekend in "Flightplan" with Jodie Foster. She plays the designer of a swanky new jetliner which is about to head off on its maiden flight. She leaves her daughter sleeping for a few moments after the plane takes off, only to find the little girl has disappeared when she returns. Bean plays the plane's captain, who is increasingly covinced the girl may not actually exist.

We will also get to see Sean Bean in "North Country" playing Frances McDormand's husband.

One of the strange deals about the radio business is that people call you up and say 'Hey do you want to talk to so-and-so later today?" We got one of those calls, and I suddenly found myself chatting with Sean Bean.

I have no idea where he was, and I know I was just one in a series of 10 minute interviews he was doing back-to-back. Frankly he was a little rote at first, but once we got going he warmed to his subject, and then really took off when we started talking about his trip to Minnesota.

I know I keep talking about how much North Country will shake people up in the Land of 10,000 lakes, but I really think it will. It was interesting to hear his take on that too.

[The audio is available on the feature page A chat with Sean Bean]

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