Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean)
Actor: Sean Bean
Character: Alec Trevelyan
Date of Birth: 17 April 1959
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Distinguishing Feature: Extensive facial scarring
Organisations & Alliances: Janus Crime Syndicate, Xenia
Onatopp, General Ourumov
“What's the matter, James?
No glib remark? No pithy comeback?”
Trevelyan was of Leniz Cossack blood and upon the death
of his parents, he recruited to the British Secret Service.
quickly through the ranks of MI6 to become an elite assassin
and was awarded 00 status.
However, when Alec discovered
the truth of his parentage and the torture they faced as
a result of the British, he defected secretly and immersed
himself in the underground world of the Russian Mafia.
Nine years later, Trevelyan emerged as the mysterious
Janus – leader of the Janus Crime Syndicate. Little did
the British know, all they saw was their 00 Agent assassinated
by the Russians on a mission in the 1980s. With money and fear
behind him, Trevelyan set about a twisted and catastrophic
plan to avenge his parents and their fate.
After hijacking and stealing the “keys” to the secret
Russian EMP weapon, GoldenEye, Trevelyan disappeared to Cuba.
His plan was to electronically
rob every bank in England seconds before setting off the GoldenEye
blast – crippling every electronic device in the UK and
disguising his theft. Bond tracks his old partner to his Cuban
facility and finally cripples
the GoldenEye satellite transmitter and drops Trevelyan to
Alec Trevelyan: You're late, 007.
James Bond: I had to stop in the bathroom.
We first see 007 and
006 work together in the 1980s to put an end to the Arkhangelsk
Russian Chemical Weapons
plant during the Cold War. It is on this mission that Trevelyan
is “assassinated” by Colonel Ourumov and secretly
defects to the Russian Mafia.
Trevelyan blames Bond for
facial scars sustained in an earlier mission, when 007
shortened the explosive timers.
"I might as well ask you
if all those vodka martinis drown out the screams of the men you've
killed, or if you find
forgiveness in the arms of all those willing women for the dead
Throughout the GoldenEye mission, Trevelyan is on the run from
Bond and his headquarters regularly relocate. From a deserted
graveyard to a luxurious
armoured train and finally to a lush
island in Cuba, Trevelyan always travels with style. In Cuba,
Trevelyan occupies a giant radio transmitting facility that
in with the jungle posing as a lake. However, when water is drained
with giant pumps the lake reveals the satellite dish capable
Gadgets & Vehicles
Trevelyan rides luxuriously in the armor bound, ex-Soviet
train. Armed with full CCTV surveillance equipment, this
ICBM train is also equipped with a retractable helipad and
Alec Trevelyan is often seen wearing multipurpose combat
uniforms, all dark shades and always with his hand on
– a hang over from his 00 Agent days.
Goodbye, Mr Bond
Alec Trevelyan: For England, James?
James Bond: No. For me.
Bond confronts Trevelyan for the last time
on top of the giant satellite dish in Cuba. After crippling the
Bond engages in a bloody battle with his ex partner, climaxing
when 007 drops Trevelyan from the top of the radar. Trevelyan’s
fate is sealed when the entire complex collapses around him.
Born in Sheffield in England, Sean Bean’s career has spanned
television, theatre, radio and film in over 25 years of acting.
On stage, Bean is critically acclaimed as Shakespeare’s
Macbeth – so popular was his rendition of this classic
that the run was extended.
Bean began his onscreen
career in 1984 with Roy Battersby’s “Winter Flight” where
he took on one of the lead roles of Hooker. From here his career
blossomed and Bean won roles in the likes of “The Field” – and
“The Bill” and Jim Henson’s “The Storyteller”.
Bean came to Hollywood recognition when he portrayed
the villain in Harrison Ford thriller “Patriot Games”.
More recently Bean played Boromir in “The Lord of the Rings”
film trilogy and Spence in the action/thriller “Ronin”.