Video captures moment Hollywood star Sean Bean pops into Sheffield chippy for lunch

Fancy some Bean with your chips to celebrate National Fish and Chip Day with a Sheffield icon?

Friday, 4th June 2021, 10:47 am

Back in October 2008, Look North filmed Sheffield movie star Sean Bean at Broomhill Friery on Whitham Road, tucking eagerly into lunch at the shop run by his nephew, Dan.

Sean told the reporter: “I’m having haddock, chips and mushy peas with some Henderson’s Relish. I’ve just been up in Leeds doing something up there, and there’s some good fish and chip shops there, and York.

“I’m becoming a bit of a connoisseur in fish and chips because I’ve done a lot of jobs in Yorkshire recently!”

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As excited fans watched their hero through the chippy window, Sean said: “I’ve done a thing called Red Riding, which is set all around West Yorkshire – Leeds and Halifax, Bradford. It’s a trilogy that’s coming out next year.”

The reporter asked Dan whether he’d give his uncle a job if his acting work dries up and he replied: “Yeah, but I don’t think that’ll happen, to be honest.”

Referencing the hit song There’s a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He’s Elvis, the reporter joked: “So you never know, if this acting thing doesn’t work out and there’s a guy down the chip shop that swears he’s Sean Bean, he might just be right.”

Sean Bean visits Broomhill Friery
Sean Bean visits Broomhill Friery

But sorry Sean Bean fans, the day job seems to be working out pretty well so far, so you’ll have to make do with watching him on screen.

National Fish and Chip Shop Day is Friday (Fryday!), June 4.

Daniel Bean of the Broomhill Friery in January 2013 with one of his Beany's Burgers, named after his uncle, Sean Bean