When we think of ruggedly handsome men who are attractive especially in powerful action scenes, British actor Sean Bean definitely takes the top prize. His swashbuckling Richard Sharpe is not only an action hero, but he can get romantic too, like in the movie Sharpe's Challenge. Here's some behind-the-scenes footage as a delicious sneak peak before you start the movie.

The enigmatic Sean Bean has been forever linked to the role of Richard Sharpe in practically his entire acting career, which also includes roles in the Game of Thrones series and Jupiter Ascending movie. 

He brought Sharpe vividly to life on screen, and he has starred in the entire Sharpe series based on the books written by historical fiction novelist Bernard Cornwell.  But did you know Sean Bean wasn't the first choice for the role? The original actor was injured just two weeks before the first Sharpe episode started shooting, and Sean Bean stepped in.

Sharpe's Challenge was filmed in India in 2006. Here's a teaser introduction:

Aside from Sean Bean, Sharpe's Challenge also stars Toby Stephens (Jane Eyre), Padma Lakshmi, Lucy Brown, and Daragh O'Malley.

Have you seen any of Sean Bean's films or dramas? 

Update: A previous version of this article mistakenly listed the character name as Robert Sharpe. We apologize for the error.

~ NancyZdramaland