Michael Sheen

Sheen in 2014 Michael Christopher Sheen (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s with stage roles in ''Romeo and Juliet'' (1992), ''Don't Fool with Love'' (1993), ''Peer Gynt'' (1994), ''The Seagull'' (1995), ''The Homecoming'' (1997), and ''Henry V'' (1997). His performances in ''Amadeus'' at the Old Vic and ''Look Back in Anger'' at the National Theatre were nominated for Olivier Awards in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In 2003, he was nominated for a third Olivier Award for his performance in ''Caligula'' at the Donmar Warehouse.

Sheen transitioned his career as a screen actor focusing on biographical films. For writer Peter Morgan, he starred in a trilogy of films as UK prime minister Tony Blairthe television film ''The Deal'' in 2003, ''The Queen'' (2006), and ''The Special Relationship'' (2010)earning him nominations for both a BAFTA Award and an Emmy. He was also nominated for a BAFTA as the troubled comic actor Kenneth Williams in BBC Four's 2006 ''Fantabulosa!'', and was nominated for a fourth Olivier Award in 2006 for portraying the broadcaster David Frost in ''Frost/Nixon'', a role he revisited in the 2008 film adaptation of the play. He starred as the controversial football manager Brian Clough in ''The Damned United'' (2009).

Since 2009, Sheen has had a wider variety of roles. In 2009, he appeared in two fantasy films, ''Underworld: Rise of the Lycans'' and ''The Twilight Saga: New Moon'', and in 2010, he made a four-episode guest appearance in the NBC comedy ''30 Rock''. He appeared in the science-fiction film ''Tron: Legacy'' (2010) and Woody Allen's romantic comedy ''Midnight in Paris'' (2011). He directed and starred in National Theatre Wales's ''The Passion''. From late 2011 until early 2012, he played the title role in ''Hamlet'' at the Young Vic. He played a lead role in ''The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2'' in 2012. In 2013, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Showtime's television drama ''Masters of Sex''.

Sheen played an incarcerated serial killer surgeon in Fox's drama series ''Prodigal Son'' (2019–2021), Aziraphale in the BBC/Amazon Studios fantasy comedy series ''Good Omens'' (2019–present), and appeared as Chris Tarrant in ''Quiz'' (2020). He played himself in the quarantine comedy show ''Staged'' (2020–2022) with his friend and ''Good Omens'' co-star David Tennant throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.

Sheen is politically engaged, and in 2017 he returned his OBE after conducting research on Wales' relationship with England. Provided by Wikipedia

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