The Yorkshire Awards recognise people and organisations who have had an impact on Yorkshire and its people in some way, demonstrating their affection for and commitment to the County. The eight categories of awards recognise the many and varied achievements of different types of people in the county.
Nominations for awards can be received from anyone and the nominees come from a variety of backgrounds, but all have one thing in common - Yorkshire.
This is what the Yorkshire Awards committee said about Sean :
Sean Bean - Yorkshire Man of the Year 2002
Sean Bean was born and raised in the steel town of Sheffield South Yorkshire. He left school at 16 and discovered a love and talent for acting with studying at nearby Rotherham College.
Abandoning a career in his fathers welding firm to accept at place at the highly prestigious RADA. Although his first film was titled Winter Flight he first came to prominence when he starred opposite Joely Richardson the daughter of Vanessa Redgrave in the BBC’s steamy adaptation of D.H Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. Another successful television role ensued as Bean starred s the Napoleonic hero Sharpe.
Big screen success beckoned and Sean successfully carved a niche for himself as the ruthless baddie, the IRA terrorist in Patriot Games, a bitter double agent in GoldenEye, a weapons expert euro- thriller Ronin. Bean briefly returned to small screen for the television adaptation of Andy McNab’s cult Gulf War novel Bravo Two Zero. Sean’s most recent success has been in the role of Boromir in the Peter Jackson’s phenomenally successful "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy.
Sean is fiercely proud of his Yorkshire heritage, religiously following his home team Sheffield United and receiving an honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University in November 1997.
Video clip will be on the soon to open download gallery.
A series of video captures taken from the television broadcast of The Yorkshire Awards, which aired on Yorkshire TV on the 24th October 2002.
A brief interview with Sean about being a Yorkshire Man
Sean opening the Cronic Pain Unit at Sheffield Northern General Hospital
A picture which appeared in the Nursing times in respect of Sean opening this unit
Two more pictures of the opening
Sean being presented with the award during a break in rehearsing Macbeth