Sean Bean has admitted that he enjoyed playing a heroic role in new HBO seriesGame of Thrones.
The actor told MTV News that portraying the noble Eddard 'Ned' Stark was a relief following a string of villainous parts."Knowing you've got the back of HBO and the quality of [that network], I thought, 'Wow, this is a great role'," he explained. "[Ned is] a good guy as well, a good man for a change for me."The Lord of the Rings star also claimed that he had no reservations about taking part in another fantasy project."I seem to be quite drawn to the medieval, magical fantasies, as it were," he revealed. "It was such a good part, and I read the book and the character, and just really wanted to play it, so I didn't have any doubts whatsoever."Bean previously suggested that he does not mind being typecast in fantasy roles.Game Of Thrones will launch in the US on April 17 on HBO. The show will air in April on Sky Atlantic in the UK.