He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Macbeth," at the Albery Theatre in London, England with Samantha Bond, Julian Glover, Adrian Schiller, Barnaby Kay, and Mark Bazeley in the cast. Edward Hall was director.
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To be able to create music like that, to be a poet, to constantly change his look and challenge everything, was quite incredible. It was very attractive, if I'm honest. He was luxurious and decadent and it was infectious, you wanted to be in the world that his character inhabited. (On David Bowie
In a scene midway through Sharpe's Honour
(1994), Sharpe and Marquesa Dorada are galloping down a hill on horseback when they suddenly tumble off the horse and land in the middle of a shallow stream. The scene is real; the horse stumbled as it was crossing the stream, sending Bean and co-star Alice Krige
down into the water. Director 'Tom Clegg' liked the scene and kept it for the final cut.
Often plays characters who die in a violent manner. This has occurred more than 20 times.