Sean Chapman

Biography

Sean Chapman (born 2 June 1961) is an English-born actor. He is best known for playing Frank Cotton in Clive Barker's Hellraiser, and its sequel, Hellbound: Hellraiser II.[1] He is also known for voicing the character Sgt. Michael Sykes (callsigned "Psycho") in Crysis in 2007 and in Crysis Warhead in 2008. Early life Born in Greenwich, London in 1961, he was abandoned by his father as a child and brought up by his mother. He admits that he was not particularly interested in school, except for English and Drama and, aged 14, moved to stage school, from where he gained early experience in film and television. At the age of 17 he met the director Alan Clarke, who cast him in his film about Borstal life, Scum. He has since played a variety of roles in British Theatre and in both British and European cinema. Filmography Passion Flower Hotel (1978) - Rodney Scum (1979) - James Party Party (1983) - Sam Diggins Underworld (1985) - Buchanan Eat the Rich (1987) - Mark The Fourth Protocol (1987) - Captain Lyndhurst Hellraiser (1987) - Frank Cotton / Frank The Monster (voice)(UK release)(uncredited) Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - Frank Cotton / Frank The Monster (voice) / Skinless Frank (voice) For Queen and Country (1989) - Bob Harper Tangier Cop (1997) - Arthur Smith The Sea Change (1998) - Rupert Gangster No. 1 (2000) - Bent Cop Joy Division (2006 film) (2006) -Harris A Mighty Heart (film) (2007) -US Journalist Vivid (2009) (post-production) -Detective Sergeant Television His television work is extensive, including leading roles in many single dramas and TV plays, including the films Made In Britain, CH4, and Contact. Sean Chapman is the only actor to have worked three times with Alan Clarke.[citation needed] Other leading roles in television include The Black and Blue Lamp (BBC), No Further Cause For Concern (BBC), Ellington (ITV), Peak Practice (ITV), Kavannagh QC (ITV), Midsommer Murders (ITV), Trial and Retribution V (ITV), Murphy's Law (ITV). He has also featured in various episodes of French & Saunders and in Absolutely Fabulous. He appeared in the episode 'The Raven in the Foregate' of the third season of Cadfael in 1997 as a medieval murder suspect and spy. Theatre His work in London theatre is also extensive. Leading roles include Enemies (Almeida 2006), A Prayer For My Daughter (Young Vic, 2007). Leading roles at The National Theatre include Angels In America (1992), Rutherford And Son (1995), Fair Ladies At A Game Of Poem Cards (1999), The Prince's Play (2000), Sleep With Me (2002). His repertory work outside London during the 1980s includes Hamlet (Royal Exchange),Pride and Prejudice (Leicester Haymarket), The Clandestine Marriage (Bristol, Old Vic), Comedy of Errors (York Playhouse), Wolf At The Door, Invisible Friends (Scarborough, Stephen Joseph Theatre). Other work in London's West End includes the National Theatre production of Single Spies (Queens Theatre), and Me and Mamie O'Rourke (Aldwych). Fiction His first novel, A Distant Prospect, is due for publication in 2010. He is currently completing his second novel, The Blood In The Moon. VideoGames Battle Engine Aquila (2003) Crysis (2007) - Psycho Crysis Warhead (2008) - Psycho

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Birth Place

Greenwich, London, England, UK

Birth Date

6/2/1961
Known For
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Hellraiser

Frank

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Frank

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The Sea Change

Rupert Granger

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Party Party

Sam Diggins

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RSC Live: Henry V

Duke of Exeter

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Mirrorball

Mark

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Boarding School

Rodney

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One of the Hollywood Ten

Edward Dmytryk

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K.9 and Company - A Girl's Best Friend

Peter Tracey

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Joy Division

Harris

Starring In
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RSC Live: Henry V

Duke of Exeter

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Psychosis

Detective Sergeant

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A Mighty Heart

US Journalist

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Joy Division

Harris

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Entrusted

Larry Quatermain

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Mirrorball

Mark

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7 Days To Live

Paul

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One of the Hollywood Ten

Edward Dmytryk

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Gangster No. 1

Bent Cop

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The Sea Change

Rupert Granger

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For Queen and Country

Bob Harper

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Frank

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Hellraiser

Frank

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The Fourth Protocol

Captain Lyndhurst

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Eat the Rich

Mark

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Clive Barker's Underworld

Buchanan

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Party Party

Sam Diggins

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Made in Britain

Barry Giller

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K.9 and Company - A Girl's Best Friend

Peter Tracey

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Scum

James

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Boarding School

Rodney

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