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Sean Bean goes 'Missing' after bar brawl and 'Game of Thrones'

June 15, 2011 |  3:43 pm

Sean Bean of "Game of Thrones"

Sean Bean is having a bad week. First, his "Game of Thrones" character completely lost his head Sunday night, and then the actor was stabbed in a bar brawl — before going "Missing."

The 52-year-old Brit was hanging out at a pub called the Hill in Camden, London, and stepped out to have a cigarette with a lady friend named April Summers, who happens to be a Playboy model. When a passerby shouted lewd comments at Summers, Bean rushed to defend her honor (such a Ned Stark thing to do) and challenged him, but the man walked away.

However, when Bean went outside again later for another smoke, he got punched in the face by the dude and was stabbed in the arm with broken glass. Tough-guy image intact, Bean simply walked back inside and later ordered another drink.

"He came in with a cut on his arm and a bruise on his eyebrow," a Hill staff member told the Daily Mail. "We saw to his injuries with the first aid kit. He seemed OK and wanted to have another drink."

So far no arrests have been made, according to the Telegraph, and Bean is "doing fine," his daughter Molly told the paper. "We don't know if there will be any lasting injury."

But there are more than bar brawls in Bean's future.

"GAME OF THRONES" SPOILER ALERT ... stop here if the newest episode is still waiting on the DVR.

The actor, who was shockingly beheaded for treason on the June 12 episode of "Game of Thrones," has another gig lined up. Bean will play Ashley Judd's dead husband on the new ABC show "Missing."  As she searches for their son, he will be seen in flashbacks.

"I'm going back in about a week and a half, and it starts getting a bit more involved for me," he told Access Hollywood. "You find out it's not as it seems. They seem to be a happily married couple, both had connections with the CIA, they've got a son together and then all of a sudden everything goes haywire and people aren't what they seem."

At least this time around, we can guarantee his character won't get killed off unexpectedly.


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Photo: Sean Bean. Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times.