Odyssius Sean Bean
Troy the Movie
Troy brings Homer's Iliad to the big screen, and is currently in production. Principal photography should be wrapped by the end of September.
Homer's Illiad tells the story of 10 years of bloody battle between the Greeks and the Trojans. The war was sparked by Tojan Paris (Orlando Bloom) seducing Menelaus' wife Helen and taking her back to Ilium (Troy)
Odysseus was the son of Laetres and ruler of Ithaca and the hero of Homer's Odyssey. The Odyssey tells of his epic 20 year journey home after the Trojan war.
An excelent peice of casting - Sean Bean as Odyssius, is tough and rough - Internationally recognized as Boromir in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings, Yorkshire-born Sean Bean has been thrilling audiences since his early days onstage with the Glasgow Citizens Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
His roles have been as diverse as they are memorable: the British weapons expert Spence in Ronin; 006, the baddie who battled Brosnan in GoldenEye; Miller, the Irish terrorist who took on Harrison Ford in Patriot Games; Richard Sharpe, the heroic soldier who marched his way through France, Portugal and Spain in the 14-part series, Sharpe; and the rogue lover who more or less reduced the TV screen to a slow simmer in films such as A Woman's Guide to Adultery, Clarissa and Lady Chatterley.
Sean also played Sgt. Andy McNab in the film version of Bravo Two Zero, set
in the Gulf War; Neil Byrne in the 4-part TV drama Extremely Dangerous; and
nasty gangster Jason Locke in Granada Films' Essex Boys.