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Michael Sheen
Born February 5, 1969 (1969-02-05) (age 38)
Flag of Wales Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales

Michael Sheen (born 5 February 1969) is an award-winning Welsh actor, known for his work on stage and film, best known for his portrayal of Tony Blair in the Stephen Frears 2006 British film The Queen. is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wales_2. ... For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... Monmouthshire (Welsh: ) is both a historic county and principal area in south-east Wales. ... This article is about the country. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Dirty Filthy Love DVD cover Dirty Filthy Love is a British television movie, starring Michael Sheen as an architect struggling to live with obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role it was created only in 1981 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... The Queen. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... This article is about the country. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... Stephen Frears in Sweden, 1989 promoting his movie Dangerous Liaisons. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Queen. ...

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Biography

Early life

Sheen was born in Newport, Wales to Irene and Meyrick Sheen, both of whom worked in personnel management. His father is also a part-time professional Jack Nicholson look-alike.[1][2] Sheen was brought up in Port Talbot and joined the National Youth Theatre of Wales at sixteen, eventually training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. For other uses, see Newport (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... Personnel management is the activity of managing personnel, usually employees. ... Nicholson as Wilbur Force in The Little Shop of Horrors (1960). ... Port Talbot (Welsh: Aberafan or Porth Talbot) is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, with a population of approximately 50,000. ... RADAs theatre in London The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in Bloomsbury, London, is generally regarded as the most prestigious drama school in the world. ...


Career

Sheen soon established himself as one of the most promising talents on the theatrical scene, notably being cast as Mozart in Peter Shaffers play Amadeus, which was staged at the Old Vic theatre and directed by Sir Peter Hall. His screen appearances include the BBC drama serial, Gallowglass (based on the novel by Ruth Rendell), and the films Wilde (1997) (in which he played Robert Ross) and Mary Reilly. However, he remains primarily a stage actor, having starred in high-profile productions of Henry V, Peer Gynt, The Dresser, Caligula and Look Back in Anger, among others. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (January 27, 1756 – December 5, 1791) was one of the most significant and influential of all composers of Western classical music. ... // Sir Peter Levin Shaffer (born May 15, 1926) is an English dramatist, author of numerous award-winning plays, several of which have been filmed. ... Playbill, 1981 For other uses, see Amadeus (disambiguation). ... Sir Peter Reginald Frederick Hall CBE (born 22 November 1930) is an English theatre and film director. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Gallowglass is a 1990 novel by British writer Ruth Rendell, written under the name Barbara Vine. ... Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, CBE, who also writes under the pseudonym Barbara Vine, (born February 17, 1930), is a British best-selling mystery and psychological crime writer, often called the Queen of Crime. ... Robert Ross at twenty-four For other uses of this name, see Robert Baldwin (disambiguation). ... Mary Reilly is a 1996 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... Title page of the first quarto (1600) Henry V, also known as The Cronicle History of Henry the fift, is a play by William Shakespeare based on the life of King Henry V of England. ... Peer Gynt is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. ... The Dresser is a 1983 film which tells the story of an aging actors personal assistant, who struggles to keep his charges life together. ... Look Back in Anger (1956) is a John Osborne play and 1958 movie about a love triangle involving an intelligent but disaffected young man (Jimmy Porter), his upper-middle-class, impassive wife (Alison), and her snooty best friend (Helena Charles). ...


In 2003, he appeared with Kate Beckinsale in Underworld and reprised his role in the film's sequel Underworld: Evolution in 2006, by playing as a Lycan (Werewolf)called Lucian. Sheen has also appeared with Beckinsale in the season seven premiere of Punk'd. He played Tony Blair in the Channel 4 drama The Deal and the film The Queen, as well as Kenneth Williams in Fantabulosa! on BBC Four and H G Wells in H G Wells: War with the World on BBC Two. Kathryn Bailey Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973) is an English actress, known for her roles in the films Pearl Harbor (2001), Van Helsing (2004), and Underworld (2003). ... The crypt where the three Vampire Elders were hibernating. ... Punkd was an American hidden camera practical joke television series on MTV, produced and hosted by Ashton Kutcher, which first aired in 2003. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... This article is about the British television station. ... The Deal is a 2003 made for television play directed by Stephen Frears starring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and David Morrissey as Gordon Brown. ... The Queen. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 4. ... H. G. Wells at the door of his house at Sandgate Herbert George Wells (September 21, 1866 - August 13, 1946) was an English writer best known for his science fiction novels such as The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


At the 2005 British Academy Television Awards, Sheen was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in the TV drama, Dirty Filthy Love, in which he played a man with obsessive-compulsive disorder. In 2007, he received two BAFTA nomination, this time for Best Supporting Actor in a Film, for his performance in The Queen, and for Best Television Actor, for his role in Fantabulosa; once again, he was unsuccessful in both cases. In 2006, he played the role of Emperor Nero in the BBC's Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of An Empire. Later that year, he played David Frost in the much-acclaimed Donmar Warehouse production of Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon, which later transferred to the Gielgud Theatre before heading to Broadway. He reprised the role in the Broadway production in 2007. The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs or, to differentiate them from the BAFTA Film Awards, the BAFTA Television Awards, are the most prestigious awards given in the British television industry, analogous to the Emmy Awards in the United States. ... Dirty Filthy Love DVD cover Dirty Filthy Love is a British television movie, starring Michael Sheen as an architect struggling to live with obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome. ... Nero Claudius Cæsar Augustus Germanicus (December 15, 37 – June 9, 68), born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called Nero Claudius Drusus Germanicus, was the fifth and last Roman Emperor of the Julio-Claudian dynasty (54–68). ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... David Frost during an interview with Donald Rumsfeld. ... The Donmar Warehouse is a small theatre in the Covent Garden area of the West End of London. ... Peter Morgan (born April 10, 1963 in London) is an English Academy Award nominated screenwriter and playwright. ... Frost/Nixon is a play by the British screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan. ...


He will soon team up with Miranda Richardson to take the role of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas in a biopic of his marriage to Caitlin. In 2007, he read Paul Torday's novel Salmon Fishing in the Yemen on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime. In February, The Sun reported that Sheen was in the running to play The Master in the BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who.[3] This may stem from a confused eyewitness who saw Doctor Who producer Julie Gardner speaking with Sheen after a West End performance of Frost/Nixon; Gardner told Doctor Who Magazine that she was at school with Sheen, and was not discussing Doctor Who with him.[4] Miranda Jane Richardson (born 3 March 1958) is an Academy Award nominated English actress. ... Dylan Thomas Dylan Marlais Thomas (October 27, 1914 – November 9, 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer. ... Caitlin is a 2008 biopic detailing the life of Caitlin MacNamara, wife of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas. ... old Radio 4 logo BBC Radio 4 is a UK domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... Book at Bedtime is a long running radio programme on BBC Radio 4, broadcast each weekday evening at 10. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... This article is about the character. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation). ... She was born on September 3, 1981 in Richmond, Virginia. ... West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre in London, England, or sometimes more specifically for shows staged in the large theatres of Londons Theatreland. Along with New Yorks Broadway theatre, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre... Frost/Nixon is a play by the British screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan. ...


In 2007, Sheen was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[5] Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


Sheen is expected to play Brian Clough in Stephen Frears' forthcoming adaptation of David Peace's novel The Damned Utd, based on Clough's 44-day spell in charge of Leeds United. Brian Howard Clough, OBE (21 March 1935 – 20 September 2004) was a successful footballer and subsequently football manager, most notable for his success with Derby County and Nottingham Forest. ... Stephen Frears in Sweden, 1989 promoting his movie Dangerous Liaisons. ... David Peace is a British author born in Ossett, West Yorkshire in 1967. ...


Personal life

Sheen and former longtime girlfriend, English actress Kate Beckinsale, have a daughter together; Lily Rose Sheen was born 31 January 1999. After living for a time in the United States with Beckinsale, he returned to the United Kingdom when their relationship ended. Kathryn Bailey Kate Beckinsale (born July 26, 1973) is an English actress, known for her roles in the films Pearl Harbor (2001), Van Helsing (2004), and Underworld (2003). ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Gallowglass Joe Made-for-television
1995 Othello Lodovico
1996 Mary Reilly Bradshaw
1997 Wilde Robbie Ross
1998 Lost in France Owen Made-for-television
2002 Heartlands Colin
2002 The Four Feathers Trench
2003 Bright Young Things Miles
2003 Underworld Lucian
2003 The Deal Tony Blair Made-for-television
2003 Timeline Lord Oliver
2004 Laws of Attraction Thorne Jamison
2004 Dirty Filthy Love Mark Furness Made-for-television
Nominated Best Actor by BAFTA
2004 The Banker The Banker
2005 Dead Long Enough Harry Jones
2005 Kingdom of Heaven Priest
2005 The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Jeremy Dyson
2006 Underworld: Evolution Lucian
2006 Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! Kenneth Williams Made-for-television
2006 The Queen Tony Blair Nominated Best Actor in a Supporting Role by BAFTA
2006 Ancient Rome /The Battle for Rome Nero 6 part television series
2006 HG Wells: War of the Worlds HG Wells Made-for-television
2006 Blood Diamond Simmons
2007 Music Within Art Honeyman Completed
2008 Caitlin Dylan Thomas In production
2008 Frost/Nixon David Frost Production due to start in August 2007

Mary Reilly is a 1996 film directed by Stephen Frears. ... Not to be confused with 1979 film, Heartland Heartlands is a 2002 film directed by Damien ODonnell and written by Paul Fraser. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require restructuring. ... Bright Young Things is a 2003 movie directed by Stephen Fry; the film represents the directorial debut for the British actor and presenter. ... The crypt where the three Vampire Elders were hibernating. ... The Deal is a 2003 made for television play directed by Stephen Frears starring Michael Sheen as Tony Blair and David Morrissey as Gordon Brown. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that may be overly long, confusing, or ambiguous. ... For the New Age philosophy, see Law of Attraction (New Age). ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic film, directed and produced by Ridley Scott, and written by William Monahan. ... The League of Gentlemens Apocalypse is a film spin-off from the popular British television comedy series The League of Gentlemen. ... The Queen. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Blood Diamond is an Academy Award-nominated 2006 adventure/drama/thriller film. ... Caitlin is a 2008 biopic detailing the life of Caitlin MacNamara, wife of Welsh poet and writer Dylan Thomas. ... Frost/Nixon is a play by the British screenwriter and dramatist Peter Morgan. ... David Frost during an interview with Donald Rumsfeld. ...

References

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Michael Sheen
  1. ^ http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/theatre/features/article1211648.ece
  2. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_west/6478883.stm
  3. ^ "Sexy Elize to sex-up Doctor", The Sun, News International, February 17, 2007. Retrieved on 2007-02-17. 
  4. ^ Cook, Benjamin (2007-03-28 cover date). "With a Little Help From My Friends". Doctor Who Magazine (380): p. 16. 
  5. ^ http://www.oscars.org/press/pressreleases/2007/07.06.18.html

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