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Michael Sheen

Actor Date of birth 5th February 1969
Place of birth Newport, Gwent, Wales
Year of debut 1995
First feature film Othello

Awards

  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
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Biography

As a teenager, Michael Sheen joined the National Youth Theatre. He trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and RADA. He left RADA to make his West End debut in When She Danced. He acted in several West End and Broadway plays before making the transition into movies. He began his career with supporting roles in movies such as Underworld. He has since played lead roles in movies ranging from The Damned United to Frost/Nixon. In 2009, he landed the role of Aro in the Twilight movies.

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Michael Sheen's films

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Packshot for the film The Adventurer: The Curse Of The Midas Box
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
90 Mins
Released
2013

A boy must go on a fantastic adventure to find a magical box and his missing brother. With Michael Sheen. Mild violence, threat, mild bad language.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
111 Mins
Released
2012

Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally makes the transformation from human to vampire. With Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner. Moderate violence.

Rent for £2.99
Packshot for the film The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
130 Mins
Released
2009

Edward (Robert Pattinson) leaves Bella (Kristen Stewart) to protect her. With Taylor Lautner. Contains moderate fantasy violence and horror.

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Packshot for the film Tron: Legacy
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
125 Mins
Released
2010

A man is transported to a futuristic world while searching for his father (Jeff Bridges). Includes fantasy violence. This film also contains flashing images.

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Packshot for the film Blood Diamond
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
138 Mins
Released
2006

A diamond smuggler (Leonardo DiCaprio) tries to help a man (Djimon Hounsou) protect a rare pink diamond. Contains strong language and graphic, bloody violence involving children.

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Did you know?

  • Michael Sheen played the role of Tony Blair in The Deal, The Queen and The Special Relationship.
  • Growing up, he turned down the offer of a trial with Arsenal Football Club to pursue his interest in acting. He is a fan of Liverpool Football Club.
  • In an interview with The Guardian in 2008 he revealed that his worst job was "picking up litter from the side of a motorway at 6am, while it was freezing cold and pouring with rain. I was 17".
  • His father has performed as a Jack Nicholson lookalike.
  • He has a daughter from his marriage to Kate Beckinsale.

Awards

  • 1 BAFTA Awards nominated

    • 2006 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Queen