Sean Maguire was born on 18th April 1976 in Ilford, Essexa and is of Irish descent. His first role was at the age of 5, opposite Sir Laurence Olivier in A Voyage Round My Father. In 1993 he joined the cast of the British soap EastEnders playing Aidan Brosnan, a young Irish footballer playing for fictional side Walford F.C. In 1994, Sean left the show to take a starring role in the BBC drama series Dangerfield, playing Marty Dangerfield. He has also appeared in Holby City and Sunburn.