Sean Maguire

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Sean Maguire
Sean Maguire January 2015.jpg
Maguire at Magic City ComicCon 2015
Born Sean Maguire
(1976-04-18) 18 April 1976 (age 38)
Ilford, London, England
Occupation Actor
Years active 1983–present

Sean Maguire (born 18 April 1976 in Ilford, Essex) 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.[1] 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 stars as Robin Hood in ABC's Once Upon a Time, having taken over the role from Tom Ellis.[2]


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.[3] 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."

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. 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".[4] 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.

Since the third season, Maguire has played the role of Robin Hood in ABC'S Once Upon a Time.



Year Film Role Notes
1984 A Voyage Round My Father Uncredited
1983 Monty Python's The Meaning of Life Uncredited
1992 Waterland Peter
2000 Out of Depth Paul Nixon
2001 Prince Charming Prince 'Charming' John TV film
2005 The Third Wish Brandon
2007 The Dukes Dave
L.A. Blues Jack Davis
2008 Meet the Spartans Leonidas
2012 Songs for Amy Sean O'Malley


Year Show Role Notes
1988–1992 Grange Hill Terence 'Tegs' Ratcliffe Series regular
1991 Dodgem Simon Leighton 6 part series
1992 Growing Pains Jason Begley
1993 The Bill 1 episode: A Better Life
EastEnders Aidan Brosnan Series regular
1995 Dangerfield Marty Dangerfield Series 1 & 2
1997 Dear Nobody Chris Marshall
A Man of Letters Alan
1999 Holby City Darren Ingram 2 episodes: Staying Alive (Parts 1 & 2)
2000 Sunburn Lee Wilson Series 2
Urban Gothic Jude Redfield 1 episode: Thirteen
2001–2002 Off Centre Euan Pierce Series regular
2003–2006 Eve Donovan Brink Series regular
2006–2007 The Class Kyle Lendo Series regular
2009 Cupid Dave 1 episode: Pilot
Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire Kröd Mändoon 6 part series
Mister Eleven Dan 2 part series
2010 Cold Case Phil 1 episode: Two Weddings
CSI: NY Alex Brodevesky 1 episode: The 34th Floor
Undercovers Clive 1 episode: Xerxes
2011 Bedlam Sean 3 episodes
Lovelifes Blake
71 Degrees North Himself
Death in Paradise Marlon Collins 1 episode
2012–2013 Scott & Bailey PC Sean McCartney Series 2 & 3
2013 Criminal Minds Thane Parks 2 episodes: Brothers Hotchner & The Replicator
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland Robin Hood 1 Episode: Forget me Not
2013–present Once Upon a Time Robin Hood Recurring
2014 The 7.39 Ryan Cole 2 part series



Year Information UK Album Chart[5]
1994 Sean Maguire
  • Debut studio album
  • Released: 26 November 1994
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
1996 Spirit
  • Second studio album
  • Released: 3 June 1996
  • Formats: CD, Cassette
1998 Greatest Hits
  • Compilation album
  • Released: 18 June 1998
  • Formats: CD, Cassette


Year Single UK Singles Chart[5] Album
1994 "Someone to Love"
Sean Maguire
"Take This Time"
1995 "Suddenly"
"Now I've Found You"
"You to Me Are Everything"
1996 "Good Day"
"Don't Pull Your Love"
1997 "Today's the Day"
Non-album single

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  1. ^ Rick, Fulton (15 November 2001). "I WAS FLOP AT POP; Sean Maguire tells how singing almost cost him everything". Daily Record. 
  2. ^ "Sean Maguire replaces Tom Ellis as Robin Hood on 'Once Upon a Time'". Page to Premiere. 24 July 2013. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ "Funny TV Shows & Comedy Television Series". Comedy Central. Retrieved 14 August 2014. 
  5. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 344. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 


  • James, Bethan (2012) Someone To Love? (3rd ed). Bridgend: MadMike Publishers UK. p. 69

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