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Newport, Wales, UK
Claim to Fame
Tony Blair in 'The Deal', Lucius in Underworld
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Profile Bio Text
Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE (born 5 February 1969), is a Welsh stage and screen actor. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Sheen made his professional debut in 1991, starring opposite Vanessa Redgrave in When She Danced at the Globe Theatre. He worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made notable stage appearances in Romeo and Juliet (1992), Don’t Fool With Love (1993), Peer Gynt (1994), The Seagull (1995), The Homecoming (1997) and Henry V (1997). His performances in Amadeus at the Old Vic and Look Back in Anger at the National Theatre were nominated for Olivier Awards in 1998 and 1999, respectively.
In the 2000s, while continuing to make sporadic stage appearances, Sheen became primarily known as a screen actor. In 2003, he was nominated for a third Olivier Award for his performance in Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse and had a breakthrough performance as the British politician Tony Blair in the television film The Deal. He received a BAFTA Award nomination in 2004 for his work in the ITV drama Dirty Filthy Love. In 2006, Sheen starred as the troubled comic actor Kenneth Williams in BBC4's Fantabulosa! and came to the attention of an international audience when he reprised his role as Blair in The Queen. Both performances were BAFTA Award-nominated. Sheen received a fourth Olivier Award nomination in 2006 for portraying the broadcaster David Frost in Frost/Nixon at the Donmar Warehouse and he later revisited the role of Frost in the 2008 film adaptation of the play. In 2009, Sheen appeared in two fantasy-vampire films, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and starred as the outspoken football manager Brian Clough in The Damned United.
In the 2010s, Sheen has divided his time between film, television and theatre work. In 2010, he made a four-episode guest appearance in the NBC comedy 30 Rock and was nominated for an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Blair in the HBO film The Special Relationship. He appeared the science-fiction film Tron: Legacy (2010) and Woody Allen's romantic comedy Midnight in Paris (2011). At Easter 2011, Sheen directed and starred in National Theatre Wales's The Passion, a 72-hour secular passion play staged in his hometown of Port Talbot. From October 2011 until January 2012, Sheen is playing the title role in Hamlet at the Young Vic.
Sheen had an eight-year relationship with English actress Kate Beckinsale from 1995 until 2003; they have one daughter. He lives in Los Angeles, California. He is the president of TREAT Trust Wales, the Welsh ambassador of FILMCLUB and a patron of numerous charitable organisations including Scene & Heard.
Couple Profile Source
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London for a BA in Acting
Full Name at Birth
Michael Christopher Sheen
Actor, Producer, Voice Artist
Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in When She Danced at the Gielgud Theatre. He worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made notable stage appearances in Romeo and Juliet (1992), Don't Fool With Love (1993), Peer Gynt (1994), The Seagull (1995), The Homecoming (1997), and Henry V (1997). His performances in Amadeus at the Old Vic and Look Back in Anger at the National Theatre were nominated for Olivier Awards in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In 2003, he was nominated for a third Olivier Award for his performance in Caligula at the Donmar Warehouse.
Anglican / Episcopalian
Lily Mo Sheen (daughter)
Stairway to Heaven, Apocalypse Now, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Twelve Monkeys, The Last Temptation of Christ
A Matter Of Life And Death
Pleasant low voice (he does a lot of audio books)
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Roxane Vacca Management (London)
Stephen King's works
Glan Afan Comprehensive School, Neath Port Talbot College
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management (LA)
www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Michael-Sheen/, twitter.com/michaelsheen, www.nndb.com/people/059/000110726/
Wiki Bio Text
==Michael Christopher Sheen==, OBE (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at [[London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art]] (RADA), he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in [[When She Danced]] at the Gielgud Theatre. He worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made notable stage appearances in [[Romeo and Juliet]] (1992), [[Don't Fool With Love]] (1993), [[Peer Gynt]] (1994), [[The Seagull]] (1995), [[The Homecoming]] (1997), and [[Henry V]] (1997). His performances in Amadeus at the Old Vic and [[Look Back in Anger]] at the National Theatre were nominated for [[Olivier Awards]] in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In 2003, he was nominated for a third [[Olivier Award]] for his performance in [[Caligula]] at the Donmar Warehouse.
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