Originally Posted by treme
Sean Bean is like Sean Connery, in that every character he portrays, the strong accent and mannerisms come through to take you out of the character, and remind you that you're watching the actor.
I know what you mean but the older he gets, the better his control of that accent seems to be. Sean Bean is a pretty good actor even if at times his accent does overpower his performance.
I have a similar problem with Daniel Radcliffe, he's always going to be Harry Potter because he doesn't seem to do accents....Harry Potter and The Woman in Black....I really struggled to get past this because he is so incredibly typecast.