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Sean Bean honoured on Sheffield walk of fame

Sean Bean
Mr Bean was going to watch Sheffield United play after the ceremony

The actor Sean Bean has been inducted into the walk of fame of his home town of Sheffield.

The city's Lord Mayor called the 50-year-old, famous for his roles in Sharpe and Lord of the Rings, a "true ambassador for Sheffield".

A bronze plaque in the pavement outside the Town Hall was unveiled in a ceremony earlier.

Mr Bean said the award meant a lot to him as he had been nominated by the residents of the city.

"It's a great honour," he said.

"I'd like to say thank you to the people of Sheffield for choosing me for it, it really does mean a lot to me."

Mr Bean said he planned to go to Bramall Lane after the ceremony to watch Sheffield United play Middlesbrough.

The actor was born in Handsworth area of Sheffield and attended Brook Comprehensive School before doing a welding course at Rotherham College of Arts and Technology.

Sean Bean's star on the Sheffield Walk of fame
Mr Bean's plaque is in the pavement outside the town hall

He went on to star in the television series Sharpe, before making a name in Hollywood with films such as GoldenEye, Patriot Games and the Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Sheffield's Lord Mayor, Graham Oxley, said: "Sean has been a true ambassador for Sheffield and a lifelong supporter of the Blades.

"I am very proud to welcome Sean into the city's walk of fame as a great Sheffield legend."

Other stars to feature on the walk of fame include Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, Olympian Sebastian Coe and rock band Def Leppard.



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