Sean Martin Michael Maguire (born 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex) is an Englishactor 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.
He 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 UPNsitcomEve, and as Kyle Lendo in the CBS sitcom The Class. Sean recently appeared in the 2nd series of Scott & Bailey as P.C. Sean McCartney. He is currently starring as Robin Hood in ABC's Once Upon a Time, having taken over the role from Tom Ellis.
Maguire's family were prominent in the London Irish community in the late 1970s as Irish dancers and the whole family performed regularly at events and in competitions. Sean Maguire danced traditional Irish dances alongside his family.
Like many soap actors, 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. Sean'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 alongside 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. Not content with acting on TV, Sean has recently branched out into films. In the early 1990s, he appeared in Waterland alongside Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons, and has also allegedly been credited as having a part in A Kiss Before Dying, but his part may have ended up on the cutting room floor as he did not appear to be in this film after all.
Maguire played one of the main characters, Donovan Brink, on the television series Eve. He was starring 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. He played a character called Jack Davis.
His 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 2nd 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.