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Biography #2 (for 300)

Michael Fassbender makes his major feature film debut in 300. He next co-stars in director François Ozon's fantasy drama Angel, due out in 2007. He is currently preparing to play the physically demanding role of Bobby Sands, a member of both the IRA and British Parliament who gained even greater fame for his stand as a hunger striker, in the British film Hunger.

A graduate of London's prestigious Drama Centre, Fassbender was first seen by American audiences in HBO's award-winning World War II miniseries Band of Brothers, executive produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. He has since appeared in such television productions as Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, directed by Gillies Mackinnon; A Most Mysterious Murder: the Case of Charles Bravo; the award-winning Canadian telefilm A Bear Named Winnie; Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, with Rupert Everett; the BBC's Our Hidden Lives; and Trial and Retribution: Sins of the Father. In addition, he has had recurring and guest roles on a number of series in the U.K., including Poirot, Hex, Murphy's Law and William and Mary.

On the stage, Fassbender most recently earned rave reviews for his portrayal of Michael Collins in the play Allegiance, which was one of the smash hits at the 2006 Edinburgh Festival.

Bio courtesy Warner Bros. for "300" (04-Mar-2007)


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