WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SEAN MAGUIRE?
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Those of you who grew up watching Grange Hill in the late 1980s and early 90s will remember the character Terence "Tegs" Ratcliffe, who was played by Sean Maguire between 1988 and 1991. Sean landed the role when he was 11 years old. However, this wasn't his first acting role.
When he was just 5 years old, Sean landed a role in the TV play A Voyage Around My Father which starred Laurence Olivier and Alan Bates.
In 1992, Sean had a minor role as Peter in the film Waterland.
After growing out of Grange Hill, Sean joined Eastenders in 1993 playing the Irish footballer Aiden Brosnan. He left in 1994 and landed the lead role of Marty Dangerfield for the first two series of the BBC drama Dangerfield.
The actor also made other appearances in The Bill, Holby City and Growing Pains during the 90s.
90s Pop Career
Sean pursued a pop music career in 1994, releasing his self-titled debut album on 26th November. Although it only reached #75, the singles released from it were Top 30 hits in the UK. A follow-up album entitled "Spirit" was released on 3rd June 1996 reaching #43 in the UK album charts. Sean's Greatest Hits album released on 18th June 1998 failed to chart.
Maguire achieved success with eight hit singles from 1994-97 and these were "Someone To Love" (#14), "Take This Time" (#27), "Suddenly" (#18), "Now I've Found You" (#22), "You To Me Are Everything" (#16), "Good Day" (#12), "Don't Pull Your Love" (#14) and "Today's The Day" (#27).
Sean also sang on the Childliners charity single "The Gift Of Christmas".
Sean quit the music industry to concentrate on his acting career in both the UK and U.S., gaining many film roles. In 2011, he played the lead character Prince "Charming" John in the TV film Prince Charming, alongside Martin Short (who played Rodney the Wizard Squire), Christine Applegate and Billy Connolly.
The actor also played Paul Nixon in Out Of Depth (2000), Brandon in The Third Wish (2005), Dave in the comedy heist drama The Dukes (2007), Jack Davis in L. A. Blues (2007), Leonidas in Meet The Spartans (2008) which was rated just 2% by Rotten Tomatoes, Sean O' Malley in Songs For Amy (2012) and James in The Red Dress (2015).
During the noughties, Sean had a number of roles in U.S. sitcoms. He played Euan Pierce in Off Centre from 2001-02, Donovan Brink in Eve from 2003-06 and the gay character Kyle Lendo in The Class between 2006-07.
In 2009, Sean played Dave in the pilot episode of the American comedy drama series Cupid. Also in 2009, Sean starred as the reluctant hero Krod Mandoon in the British-American comedy sword and sorcery series Krod Mandoon and The Flaming Sword of Fire which received mixed reviews.
Also in 2009, he landed a lead role as Dan in the ITV romantic drama Mister Eleven (which was a two part series) alongside another ex-Eastenders actor Michelle Ryan who played Saz.
2010 to present day
In 2010, he played Phil in the American police drama series Cold Case in the episode "Two Weddings". He also played Alex Brodevesky in the CSI: NY episode "The 34th Floor". In the same year, he played Clive in the U.S. spy series Undercovers in the episode "Xerxes".
In 2011, he played Sean in three episodes of the British drama Bedlam. In the same year, Sean took part in the second series of the ITV reality series 71 Degrees North, but withdrew in episode two which aired on 20th September 2011. The programme was axed on 19th June 2012.
Also in 2011, Sean played Blake in Lovelifes and Marlon Collins in one episode of the British-French crime drama series Death in Paradise which was shown on BBC1.
The actor played PC Sean McCartney in series 2 and 3 of the British drama Scott & Bailey which aired in 2012-13.
During 2013, he played Thane Parks in two episodes of the American crime drama Criminal Minds. Also in 2013, Sean played Robin Hood in Once Upon A Time in Wonderland in the episode "Forget Me Not".
In 2014, Sean landed the role of Ryan Cole in the two part British drama series The 7:39 which aired on BBC1 on the 6th and 7th January 2014.
Between 2013 and 2017, Sean starred as Robin Hood in the American fantasy series Once Upon A Time. He had a recurring role in 26 episodes in seasons 3, 4 and 6. He was a series regular in series 5.
One of Sean's most recent roles was as Ian Fleming in an episode (Party at Castle Varlar) of the the American time travel series Timeless which premiered on 3rd October 2016.
Maguire married police detective Tanyan Flynn on 19th October 2012. On 14th July 2015, their first son Flynn Patrick was born. In June 2017, it was announced that Tanyan was pregnant with a second boy which expected to be born later in 2017.
Sean speaking at the 2017 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona.