Before They Were Stars: Sean Bean on Jim Henson’s “The Storyteller”

No, one does not simply celebrate Sean Bean’s 53rd birthday! But one can still do a “Before They Were Stars” feature on him. Especially when one unearths footage of Sean Bean working for Jim friggin’ Henson! The Storyteller was a short-lived American-British television series produced by Jim Henson that aired in 1988 and told live-action stories that featured many of Henson’s newest puppet creations. This particular episode, “The True Bride”, told the story of a girl who escapes from an evil troll and winds up falling in love with a handsome prince who is played by none other than a young Sean Bean. Yeah, I think he should get used to acting in fantasy stories!

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