The Express
October 20, 2000

Bean and Lost a Big Battle
Staff Reporter

Swashbuckling actor Sean Bean, 41, and his Hampstead neighbours have lost their battle to prevent a magnificent 70ft 100-year-old ash tree which overlooks his 1.6 million home, from being felled by his local council. The star of Sharpe wrote three letters opposing the felling order after a resident, in whose garden the ash grows, claimed it was damaging the extension of his nearby home. However, Camden Council has rejected Bean and his neighbours' pleas. Bean's neighbour David Jordan says: "We are greatly saddened by the news. In every conversation I've had with Camden, all talk of the tree's beauty has been dismissed."