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‘Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean Reveals Origins of the Stark Family’s Accent

Though Ned Stark has been an absent figure from Game of Thrones for quite some time, he nevertheless remains a significant influence over the existing Stark siblings.


Sean Bean, who played Ned Stark in Season One of HBO’s hit series, revealed that he, in fact, was responsible for giving the Starks their signature accent.



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In an interview with Build Series, Bean said, “We were doing the read-through and the producers and the writers said, ‘Why don’t you just keep your own accent?'” 


According to Bean, producers liked his natural accent so much that they asked him to keep it. And then they asked everyone else to as well.


“But then everybody else had to do the same accent [as] me from the Stark family, so you got Cockneys all talking like that,” he said. “So I established the way we speak.”


Speaking to The Huffington Post, casting director Nina Gold reflected on Bean’s significant influence on the show and cast.


“Sean Bean is a delight and an amazing actor,” she said. “After casting him, we wanted to make people seem like they were a part of his family and part of the same anthropology. It set the tone for the casting of the rest of the North.” 


So there you have it, while Bean’s presence has been absent from the screen on the show since season one, he remains a vital influence. And, I don’t know about you, but Ill never hear the Starks quite the same way again.





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Netflix Scores New ‘Frankenstein’ Adaptation Starring GOT’s Ned Stark

The Frankenstein Chronicles has already begun airing in the UK, with fans clamoring for confirmation of a third series, and Netflix have just scored the US distribution rights for the Sean Bean-led adaptation. 


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While Mary Shelley’s monster has inspired endless takes and twists on the classic story, The Frankenstein Chronicles is different. The tale begins with Sean Bean’s detective inspector discovering a child’s body. It transpires, however, that it is not a complete child. It is, in fact, a person made up of various different body parts. Bean’s character takes on the task of discovering what went down. 


While the show has aired on the UK’s ITV channel, once it hits Netflix, it will be billed as a Netflix original. Netflix will also be in a position to fund future seasons. Fans, rejoice!



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