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Bean there, done that - Sharpe's Sean in town

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Bean's means highs: Sean says Sheffield United winning promotion was a big personal plus point.

PEOPLE: Bean there, done that - Sharpe's Sean in town

THE visit of Sheffield United to the Hatters on Saturday brought a very famous face from the world of acting to Kenilworth Road - the Blades' most famous fan.

In a crowd packed with fancy dress fakes – the Pink Panther, Jim Carrey's Mask and Spiderman to name but three – there was one genuine star at Luton's Kenilworth Road ground on Saturday.

While Sheffield United supporters celebrated their recent promotion to the Premiership by decking themselves out in colourful costumes, actor Sean Bean was also in the stands.

Sheffield-born Bean, who has appeared in numerous films such as the Lord Of The Rings trilogy and on TV as the swashbuckling Sharpe, is pictured (right of photo) in Hatters' directors' box by our photographer Jane Russell.

He turned up at Kenilworth Road to watch the Blades net a last-minute goal and grab a point in a 1-1 draw with Luton.

The 47-year-old, who has a 100 per cent Blades tattoo and is a United director, told the media: "We've waited a long time to get back to the Premiership and I want us to enjoy it.

"This season has been the biggest highlight for 12 years.

"It's brilliant we've gone up automatically because our experience in previous years has been horrible.

"We've had no luck in the play-offs so this time I'll enjoy watching other clubs fight it out."

27 April 2006

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/ViewArticle2.aspx?SectionID=2278&ArticleID=1464810
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