I tend to find he plays Sean Bean in everything
he is in.The Bond one (Goldeneye?) had him
attempting to 'talk posh' for a bit but then he
reverted to his own 'ooop north' accent.
Apparently a nice bloke but a crap actor!
I disagree. His recent work has included Red Riding (John Dawson), Game of Thrones (Eddard Stark) and Accused (Simon/Tracie). Not sure how he is playing himself in those roles.