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Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen is currently starring as Prime Minister Tony Blair in Stephen Frears' acclaimed drama The Queen. He had previously portrayed Tony Blair, also under Frears' direction, in the television movie The Deal. The Queen marks Sheen's third collaboration with Frears. He made his feature film debut in the director's Mary Reilly, playing Dr. Jekyll's footman. Sheen's other feature film credits include Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, Laws of Attraction, Stephen Fry's Bright Young Things, Underworld, Shekhar Kapur's The Four Feathers and Wilde.

Born in Wales, Sheen trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, where, in his second year, he won the coveted Laurence Olivier Bursary for consistently outstanding performances. While still a student at RADA, Sheen landed a starring role opposite Vanessa Redgrave in 1991's When She Danced, which marked his West End debut.

Sheen has since earned Olivier Award nominations for his work in Amadeus, Look Back in Anger, and Caligula, for which he also won a London Critics Circle Award and the London Evening Standard Award. He has also received acclaim for his performances in such plays as Romeo and Juliet, Peer Gynt and Henry V. In 1999, Sheen made his Broadway debut, reprising the title role in the revival of Amadeus. More recently, Sheen finished a sold-out run in the London hit Frost/Nixon, in which he played David Frost to Frank Langella's Nixon.


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Michael Sheen Facts

OccupationActor
BirthdayFebruary 5, 1969 (48)
SignAquarius
BirthplaceNewport, Wales, United Kingdom

Selected Filmography

Not available.