Sean Chapman

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Sean Chapman
Born Sean Chapman
(1961-06-02) 2 June 1961 (age 57)
Greenwich, London, England, UK

Sean Chapman (born 2 June 1961) is an English 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.[1]



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), Kavanagh QC (ITV), Midsommer Murders (ITV), Trial and Retribution V (ITV) and 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 from the third series of Cadfael in 1997 as a medieval murder suspect and spy.

He also played Peter Tracey in the Doctor Who spin-off - K9 And Company : A Girl's Best Friend in 1981 on BBC1.


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).


  • A Distant Prospect (2010) - novel
  • The Blood in the Moon (2012) - novel
  • Ms Derby Requires (2013) - four short stories

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