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Actor Sean Bean Plays Transsexual Role For New Tv Drama

Game of Thrones star Sean Bean will take on a transsexual role in the second series of BBC Jimmy McGovern’s Accused.

UK Press Association reports:

Sean Bean is to show off his more feminine side – playing a transsexual in a courtroom drama.

Sean, who made his name in the Napoleonic war drama Sharpe, dons a mini-skirt and a blonde wig for the role in the new series of BBC1’s Accused.

Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning at the BBC, said Sean would feature in the third episode of the four-part show.

He told members of the Broadcasting Press Guild: “He’s playing a transsexual, a brilliant story, untold I think on mainstream television”.

Other names lined up for the new series include Anna Maxwell Martin, Stephen Graham and Liverpudlian comic John Bishop.

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