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Sean Maguire
Sean Maguire January 2015
General Information
Gender: Male
Birthday: April 18, 1976
Age: 40
Hometown: Ilford, Essex, England, UK
Birthplace: Ilford, Greater London, England
Nationality: Irish
Other Information
Height: 5'10"
Occupation(s): Actor
Singer
Talents: Acting
Singing
Family & Friends
Family: Kathleen Maguire (mother)
Michael Maguire (father)
Darren (brother)
Katie (sister)
Michael (brother)
Ciaran
Ellie (sister)
Flynn Patrick (son)
Relationships: Tanya Flynn (wife)
Series Information
Character: Robin Hood
First appearance: The Heart of the Truest Believer

Sean Maguire is an English actor and singer, who rose to fame in 1988 when at the age of eleven he took on the role of "Tegs" Ratcliffe on the BBC children's drama Grange Hill, in which he remained until 1992. For a short time after leaving Grange Hill, he played Aidan Brosnan in EastEnders.

Maguire has appeared in several feature films and had moderate success as a singer. He is known in the US for his roles as Donovan Brink on the UPN sitcom Eve, and as Kyle Lendo in the CBS sitcom The Class. Maguire appeared in the second series of Scott & Bailey as P.C. Sean McCartney. He previously played as Robin Hood in ABC's Once Upon a Time, having taken over the role from Tom Ellis.

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Career

Maguire's first role was at the age of five, opposite Laurence Olivier in A Voyage Round My Father. At age seven, he played one of the many children in the "Every Sperm is Sacred" musical number in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.[4] In 1993, Maguire joined the cast of the British soap opera EastEnders playing Aidan Brosnan, a young Irish footballer playing for fictional side Walford F.C. In 1994, he left the show to take a starring role in the BBC drama series Dangerfield, playing Marty Dangerfield. He has also appeared in Holby City and Sunburn. In 1995, Maguire was voted "3rd person you'd most like to see get messy" by CBBC viewers and famously received a custard pie in his face from presenter Chris Jarvis dressed as "The Anorak."

Maguire then pursued a career in music, releasing three albums: his self-titled debut album in 1994, Spirit in 1996, and Greatest Hits in 1998. Maguire's biggest hit was Good Day, which reached number 12 in May 1996. During this time, Maguire appeared on the Childliners record The Gift Of Christmas with acts such as the Backstreet Boys, Boyzone, E.Y.C., MN8, Deuce, Ultimate Kaos, Let Loose, East 17, Peter Andre, Michelle Gayle, Dannii Minogue and many more. Maguire announced his retirement from the music industry during his final performance at Maesteg Town Hall, part of his 'Chick N Bay 9T5 4EVA' tour . Not content with acting on TV, he has branched out into films. In the early 1990s, he appeared in Waterland opposite Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons and has also allegedly been credited as having a part in A Kiss Before Dying, but his part ended up on the cutting room floor.

In 2001, Maguire played the title role in the TV-film Prince Charming opposite Bernadette Peters, Christina Applegate and Billy Connolly – with Martin Short as his assistant, Rodney. In 2005, he also made The Third Wish – which co-starred actors Jenna Mattison, Armand Assante, Betty White and James Avery. Maguire also appeared as "Euan" in the defunct WB Network sitcom Off Centre with Eddie Kaye Thomas and Jason George.

Maguire played one of the main characters, Donovan Brink, on the television series Eve. He starred in the CBS sitcom The Class, playing gay character Kyle Lendo, but the show was cancelled in May 2007. He completed filming in 2006–07 for a US comedy film LA Blues playing a character called Jack Davis.

Maguire's film Meet the Spartans went to No. 1 in the US box office chart in 2008, although the film was panned by critics, and was voted second worst film of 2008 by The Times newspaper, and he starred in Mr Eleven on ITV1 in autumn 2008. Maguire also signed on to a guest spot in Cupid for ABC portraying an Irish musician.

Maguire played the lead role in Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire, a comedy fantasy series in which he plays a "sensitive, but clueless freedom fighter". The show premiered in the US on Comedy Central on 9 April 2009, in Canada on Citytv on 8 June, and in the UK on BBC Two on 11 June.

Maguire auditioned for the role of Sasha in the 2011 cult classic Knives with the role eventually being given to Kiryl Mihailovich Smaliakou.

In the third season of ABC's Once Upon a Time, Maguire joined the show as Robin Hood, taking over the role from Tom Ellis. After recurring for two seasons, he was promoted to a series regular in June 2015, right before the start of the show's fifth season. Maguire exited the main cast in 2016 after his character's death, though he is set to return in the second half of the sixth season in a recurring capacity.

Personal life

Maguire married police detective Tanya Flynn on 19 October 2012. They held a second wedding on 30 December 2014. On 14 July 2015, the couple welcomed their first child, son Flynn Patrick.

Filmography

Year TV Show/Movie Medium Role
1982 A Voyage Round My Father TV Movie
1987 - 1991 Grange Hill TV Series 'Tegs' Ratcliffe / Tegs Ratcliffe
1991 Dodgem TV Series Simon Leighton
1992 Growing Pains TV Series Jason Begley
1992 Waterland Peter (as Sean McGuire)
1993 The Bill TV Series
1993 EastEnders TV Series Aidan
1995 Dangerfield TV Series Marty Dangerfield
1997 Scene TV Series Documentary Alan
1997 Dear Nobody TV Movie Chris
1999 Holby City TV Series Darren Ingram
2000 Sunburn TV Series Lee Wilson
2000 Out of Depth Paul Nixon
2000 Urban Gothic TV Series Jude
2001 Prince Charming TV Movie Prince Charming
2001 - 2002 Off Centre TV Series Euan Pierce / Euan Crispin Pierce
2005 The Third Wish Brandon
2003 - 2006 Eve TV Series Donovan Brink
2006 - 2007 The Class TV Series Kyle Lendo
2007 LA Blues Jack Davis
2007 The Dukes Dave
2008 Meet the Spartans Leonidas
2009 Cupid TV Series Dave
2009 Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire TV Series Kröd Mändoon
2009 Mister Eleven TV Mini-Series Dan
2010 Cold Case TV Series Phil
2010 CSI: NY TV Series Alex Brodevesky
2010 Undercovers TV Series Clive
2011 Lovelives TV Movie Blake
2011 Bedlam TV Series Sean
2011 Death in Paradise TV Series Marlon Collins
2012 Songs for Amy Sean
2012 - 2013 Scott & Bailey TV Series PC Sean McCartney / Sean McCartney
2013 Criminal Minds TV Series Thane Parks
2013 Once Upon a Time in Wonderland TV Series Robin Hood
2014 The 7.39 TV Series Ryan Cole
2014 Forza Horizon 2 Video Game Ben Miller (voice)
2015 The Red Dress TV Movie James
2015 Michael Raymond-James for BulliesKeepOut.com Video Short
2016 Timeless TV Series Ian Fleming
2013 - 2017 Once Upon a Time TV Series Robin Hood

Trivia

  • Moved to Los Angeles in 2000.
  • One of 6 children.
  • Début single "Someone To Love" peaked at #14 in the UK charts. [August 1994]
  • 2nd single "Take This Time" peaked at #27 in the UK charts. [November 1994]
  • 3rd single "Suddenly" peaked at #18 in the UK charts. [March 1995]
  • 4th single "Now I've Found You" peaked at #22 in the UK charts. [June 1995]
  • 5th single "You To Me Are Everything" peaked at #16 in the UK charts. [November 1995]
  • 6th single "Good Day" peaked at #12 in the UK charts. [May 1996]
  • 7th single "Don't Pull Your Love" peaked at #14 in the UK charts. [August 1996]
  • 8th single "Today's The Day" peaked at #27 in the UK charts. [March 1997]
  • Starred in his first film at age 5 with Sir Laurence Olivier.
  • All five of his siblings are/were professional dancers and have performed with Riverdance.
  • His parents are now running the Maguire O'Shea Academy, one of the most successful schools in the world.
  • His family originates from the town of Cavan in County Cavan, Ireland.
  • Shares his name with Robin Williams' character in Good Will Hunting.
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