18 April 1976
Ilford, London, England
Sean Maguire (born 18 April 1976 in Ilford, London) is a British-American 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 1991. 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. He is known in the United States 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 previously played Robin Hood in ABC's Once Upon a Time, having taken over the role from Tom Ellis.
At age seven, Maguire 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. In 1991 he played Simon in the BBC children's drama "Dodgem". 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." Barry Foy, who played Billinge Boy in Hollyoaks, was top.
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, 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 . Emotional scenes were witnessed in the audience as Sean launched into his final song “Gone and Long Forgotten”. 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 2006–2007 for an American 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". The show premiered in the United States on Comedy Central on 9 April 2009, in Canada on Citytv on 8 June, and in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 11 June.
Maguire auditioned for the role of Sasha in the 2011 cult classic Knives with the role eventually being given to Kiryl Mihailovich Smaliakou.
In the third season of ABC's Once Upon a Time, Maguire joined the show as Robin Hood, taking over the role from Tom Ellis. After recurring for two seasons, he was promoted to a series regular in June 2015, right before the start of the show's fifth season. Maguire exited the main cast in 2016 after his character's death, though he returned in the second half of the sixth season for five episodes as an alternate version of Robin Hood.
Maguire is one of six siblings from the famous Irish dance family. His parents run the well-known Maguire–O'Shea school. Maguire himself danced competitively as a child. Maguire married police detective Tanya Flynn on 19 October 2012. They held a second wedding on 30 December 2014. The couple's first child, a son, was born in July 2015. Their second son was born in December 2017. Their third child, a daughter, was born in September 2021.
Along with his wife, Maguire became a naturalized citizen of the United States on 23 September 2020.
|1983||Monty Python's The Meaning of Life||N/A||Uncredited|
|2000||Out of Depth||Paul Nixon|
|2005||The Third Wish||Brandon|
|2007||L.A. Blues||Jack Davis|
|2008||Meet the Spartans||Leonidas|
|2012||Songs for Amy||Sean O'Malley|||
|Denotes works that have not yet been released|
|1988–1991||Grange Hill||Terence 'Tegs' Ratcliffe||Main role|
|1991||Dodgem||Simon Leighton||Television miniseries|
|1992||Growing Pains||Jason Begley||Recurring role (series 1)|
|1993||The Bill||Darren Hancock||Episode: "A Better Life"|
|1993||EastEnders||Aidan Brosnan||Regular role|
|1995||Dangerfield||Marty Dangerfield||Main role (series 1–2)|
|1997||Scene||Alan||Episode: "A Man of Letters"|
|1997||Dear Nobody||Chris Marshall||Television film|
|1999||Holby City||Darren Ingram||Episodes: "Staying Alive (Parts 1 & 2)" (season 1)|
|2000||Sunburn||Lee Wilson||Main role (series 2)|
|2000||Urban Gothic||Jude Redfield||Episode: "Thirteen"|
|2001||Prince Charming||Prince 'Charming' John||Television film|
|2001–2002||Off Centre||Euan Pierce||Main role|
|2003–2006||Eve||Donovan Brink||Main role|
|2006–2007||The Class||Kyle Lendo||Main role|
|2009||Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire||Kröd Mändoon||Television miniseries|
|2009||Mister Eleven||Dan||2-part television film|
|2010||Cold Case||Phil||Episode: "Two Weddings"|
|2010||CSI: NY||Alex Brodevesky||Episode: "The 34th Floor"|
|2011||Bedlam||Sean||Episodes: "Driven", "Inmates", "Hide and Seek"|
|2011||71 Degrees North||Himself||Contestant (series 2)|
|2011||Death in Paradise||Marlon Collins||Episode: "Arriving in Paradise"|
|2012–2013||Scott & Bailey||PC Sean McCartney||Also starring (series 2–3)|
|2013||Criminal Minds||Thane Parks||Episode: "Brothers Hotchner"|
|2013||Once Upon a Time in Wonderland||Robin Hood||Episode: "Forget Me Not"|
|2013–2018||Once Upon a Time||Recurring role (seasons 3–4, 6); main role (season 5); guest role (season 7); 56 episodes|
|2014||The 7.39||Ryan Cole||2-part television film|
|2015||The Red Dress||James||Television film|
|2016||Timeless||Ian Fleming||Episode: "Party at Castle Varlar"|
|2019–2020||The 100||Russell Lightbourne||Episodes: "Red Sun Rising", "The Gospel of Josephine", "From the Ashes"|
|2020||The Magicians||Sir Effingham / The Dark King||10 episodes|
|2014||Forza Horizon 2||Ben Miller|
|Year||Information||UK Album Chart|
|Year||Single||UK Singles Chart||Album|
|1994||"Someone to Love"||
|"Take This Time"|
|"Now I've Found You"||
|"You to Me Are Everything"|
|"Don't Pull Your Love"|
|1997||"Today's the Day"||
- Rick, Fulton (15 November 2001). "I WAS FLOP AT POP; Sean Maguire tells how singing almost cost him everything". Daily Record.
- "Sean Maguire replaces Tom Ellis Robin Hood on 'Once Upon a Time'". Page to Premiere. 24 July 2013. Archived from the original on 25 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "Once Upon a Time promotes Sean Maguire, Rebecca Mader to series regulars". Entertainment Weekly. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 9 June 2015.
- Hartinger, Brent (2 April 2009). "Sean Maguire Interview: From "Monty Python" to "Krod Mandoon"". TheTorchOnline.com. Archived from the original on 11 April 2009.
- "What Is 'Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire'? Sean Maguire Explains. - Xfinity TV Blog". my.xfinity.com. 8 April 2009. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "Funny TV Shows & Comedy Television Series". Comedy Central. Retrieved 14 August 2014.
- "'Once Upon a Time' victim breaks silence on shocking death". www.ew.com. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- Abrams, Natalie (27 September 2016). "Once Upon a Time: Sean Maguire returning as Robin Hood — exclusive". TV Line.
- Maguire, Tanya [@TANYAJFLYNN] (19 October 2014). "Happy anniversary @sean_m_maguire if I had my life 2live ova again nxt time I wld find u sooner so I cld <3 u longer" (Tweet). Retrieved 7 September 2016 – via Twitter.
- "Sean Maguire re-marries wife Tanya Flynn in fairytale winter wedding". Hello!Magazine. 31 December 2014. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- Nessif, Bruna (14 July 2015). "Once Upon a Time Star Sean Maguire and Wife Tanya Welcome Their First Child—Get the Exclusive Details!". E! Online. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- Stanton, Elizabeth (17 December 2017). "'Once Upon a Time' Star Sean Maguire Welcomes Baby No. 2! (Exclusive)". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 7 December 2017.
- Sean Maguire (17 September 2021). "Feeling very grateful to my incredible wife Tanya for bringing our beautiful daughter Amèlie Rose into the world. The boys & I couldn't be more in love with her. Our family is complete.❤️". Instagram. Archived from the original on 26 December 2021. Retrieved 18 September 2021.
- Maguire, Sean [@iamseanmaguire] (23 September 2020). "Became a citizen today. Just like my country I'm (eh)young scrappy and hungry and I'm not throwing away my shot" – via Instagram.
- "Interview with Sean Maguire – 'Songs For Amy'". No More Workhorse. 11 May 2014. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- Warman, Matt (4 December 2009). "Michelle Ryan and Sean Maguire on Mister Eleven". www.telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- "'Timeless' casts 'Once Upon a Time' star as James Bond author Ian Fleming". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 22 September 2016.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 344. ISBN 978-1-904994-10-7.
- James, Bethan (2012) Someone To Love? (3rd ed). Bridgend: MadMike Publishers UK. p. 69