P126 Teletext 126 May 5 00:00:00  INTERVIEW: SEAN BEAN  SAYS GOODBYE TO HERO ————————— by Steve Absalom ———————————— The last series of the swashbuckling hero's adventures is called Sharpe's Revenge - but Sean's Sadness would be a more apt title. After five years of battling his way across Europe in one of television's most appealing dramas, Bean is now calling it a day. And it hurts. He told Teletext: "You can't go through five years without feeling sad it's over. I'll miss the laughs we had - and packing my trunks each summer to go heaven knows where!" ——————————————————————————————————1/5—— Sharpe will always be part of me >>> SUNTEXT: TROPICAL & SAFARI SEE p269 TV Clips Soaps TV Films Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 May 5 00:01:11  INTERVIEW: SEAN BEAN  SAYS GOODBYE TO HERO ——————————————————————————————————————— Sean Bean went into the filming of the last ever Sharpe determined to go out out with a bang. The show culminates in The Battle Of Waterloo with the handsome hero once again leading the line. He says: "I think everyone felt it deserved a great send off. "I'm going to miss it. The reaction we've had to the series from people from all walks of life makes me feel very proud." ——————————————————————————————————2/5—— Poll: Has Eurovision had it on TV? 109 MISSED A SOAP? CATCH UP NOW p118 TV Clips Soaps TV Films Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 May 5 00:00:01  INTERVIEW: SEAN BEAN  SAYS GOODBYE TO HERO ——————————————————————————————————————— Major Richard Sharpe has been bloodied and bruised more times than he cares to to remember - and that was only the the filming of the hit series. You can see the scars across the eyebrow where Sean Bean was caught by a sword in a fight scene. Eight stitches and a black eye ensued. But he dismisses it. "I can't help but throw myself into fights. It has to be realistic. But during the very last fight I filmed I thought 'just don't get whacked now!'" ——————————————————————————————————3/5—— The personal cost of Sharpe >>> MISSED A SOAP? CATCH UP NOG p118 TV Clips Soaps TV Films Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 May 5 00:10:11  INTERVIEW: SEAN BEAN  SAYS GOODBYE TO HERO ——————————————————————————————————————— Sharpe brought actor Sean Bean untold adulation from fans - but the personal cost has been high. Spending five months of the year away from home led, sadly, to a split from his wife, ex-Bread star Melanie Hill. As we speak, his new girlfriend and Sharpe co-star Abigail Cruttenden is at his side. He's reluctant to say too much, but admits with a smile: "It's been hard for everyone involved but yes, I am happy. I'm enjoying life and I'm a lucky man!" ——————————————————————————————————4/5— Poll: Has Eurovision had it on TV? 109 ALL THE LATEST LOTTERY NEWS p123 TV Clips Soaps TV Films Holidays
P126 Teletext 126 May 5 00:10:00  INTERVIEW: SEAN BEAN  SAYS GOODBYE TO HERO ——————————————————————————————————————— It was the uniform that did it - and of course, the rugged good looks. Millions of women swoon every time Sean Bean strides on to the screen as Sharpe. But he'll soon be back as a dashing soldier, this time on a different side. He can be seen in the new film Anna Karenina as a cavalry officer. He says: "People must think I'm a uniform fetishist! But these roles suit me down to the ground. I love all the swahbuckling stuff - it's every boy's dream to act it out! ——————————————————————————————————5/5—— Sharpe, 'jd, ITV, 8pm ALL THE LATEST LOTTERY NEWS p123 TV Clips Soaps TV Films Holidays