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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|Birthday||February 5, 1969 (49)|
|Birthplace||Newport, Wales, United Kingdom|