Top award for Sheffield actor Sean Bean

Sean Bean has been honoured for his role as cross-dressing teacher Simon Gaskell in the courtroom drama Accused.
Sean Bean has been honoured for his role as cross-dressing teacher Simon Gaskell in the courtroom drama Accused.
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TOUGH Sheffield screen star Sean Bean’s portrayal of a cross-dressing teacher has landed him a best actor title.

The 53-year-old was honoured at the Royal Television Society programme awards for his role in Accused.

The actor from Handsworth – who has played numerous gritty roles and made his name in the Napoleonic drama Sharpe – wore a mini-skirt, make-up and a blonde wig for the performance as teacher Simon.

Judges said of his role: “The winner’s performance was fresh and intelligent with real heart and was both accessible and totally convincing.”