SEAN_BEANActor Sean Bean is to play a transsexual in a British courtroom drama.

Bean will play an English teacher called Simon and his transsexual alter ego, Tracie in Jimmy McGovern’s award-winning series Accused on BBC 1.

Bean will feature in the third episode of the four-part show.

Ben Stephenson, Controller of Drama Commissioning told members of the Broadcasting Press Guild: “He’s playing a transsexual, a brilliant story, untold I think on mainstream television”.

Bean said: “I’ve wanted to work on a Jimmy McGovern drama for a while and I think this cracking script really delivers a powerful, emotional drama for the audience.”

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