Life and CareerEdit
Maguire was born and raised in London, England. His family were prominent in the London Irish community in the late 1970s as Irish dancers and the whole family performed regularly at events and in competitions.
Maguire's first role was at the age of 5 alongside Hollywood legend Laurence Olivier in A Voyage Round My Father. At age 7, he had a small role in the 1983 film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life. In 1993, Maguire landed his first major role on the British soap opera EastEnders as Aidan Brosnan, a young Irish footballer. After his departure from the show in 1994, Maguire went on to appear in Dangerfield, Holby City and Sunburn.
Maguire took a break from acting to pursue a career in music in 1995. He released three albums, Sean Maguire in 1994, Spirit in 1996 and Greatest Hits in 1998. However, they were not very successful and the latter failed to chart. In 2001, Maguire returned to acting in the TV film Prince Charming, playing the title role alongside Bernadette Peters. Maguire then went on to appear in TV series such as Eve, The Class and The Third Wish. In 2008, Maguire appeared in Meet the Spartans which went to No. 1 in the US box office chart.