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Michael Sheen is a Actor British born on 5 february 1969 at Newport (United-kingdom)

Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen
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Birth name Michael Christopher Sheen
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 5 february 1969 (50 years) at Newport (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Michael Christopher Sheen, (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he made his professional debut in 1991, starring in When She Danced at the Gielgud Theatre. He worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made notable stage appearances 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 has become better known as a screen actor since the 2000s, in particular through his roles in various biopics. With writer Peter Morgan, he has starred in a trilogy of films as British politician Tony Blair: the television film The Deal in 2003, followed by The Queen (2006) and The Special Relationship (2010). For playing Blair, he was nominated 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 also starred as the outspoken football manager Brian Clough in The Damned United (2009).

Since 2009 and into the 2010s, Sheen has become known for a wider variety of roles. In 2009, Sheen appeared in two fantasy films, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and The Twilight Saga: New Moon, while 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). At Easter 2011, Sheen directed and starred in National Theatre Wales's The Passion, a 72-hour secular passion play staged in his hometown of Port Talbot. From late 2011 until early 2012, Sheen played the title role in Hamlet at the Young Vic. In 2013, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Showtime's television drama Masters of Sex.


Sheen was in a relationship with English actress Kate Beckinsale from 1995 until 2003. They met when cast in a touring production of The Seagull in early 1995 and began living together shortly afterwards. Beckinsale credited Sheen with saving her from "a hospital for the criminally insane". Their daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, was born in 1999 in London, England. The actress has said she was "embarrassed" that Sheen never proposed but felt as if she were married: "If you keep a library book out long enough, you feel it's yours." Their relationship ended in January 2003, soon after the couple moved to Los Angeles from London. Beckinsale had persuaded director Len Wiseman to cast Sheen in Underworld; but while on set, she and Wiseman (who was married) began a relationship and married in 2004. Sheen has said he continues to live in Los Angeles to be close to his daughter rather than return to the UK. He remains friends with both Beckinsale and Wiseman. "We were very lucky in that we didn't have an acrimonious split," Beckinsale has said. "We are still very close and [our daughter] sees us around each other." "He's absolutely one of my most favourite people ever." "I love him dearly—I would miss him dreadfully if he wasn't in my life." Sheen has said that Beckinsale "will always be one of the most important people in my life. I have real love for her."

Sheen had a long-distance relationship with English ballet dancer Lorraine Stewart from late 2004 until mid-2010. He was in a relationship with Canadian actress Rachel McAdams from mid-2010 to early 2013.

He began dating American comedian Sarah Silverman in early 2014.

Best films

TRON: Legacy (2010)
Passengers (2016)
Blood Diamond (2006)
The Queen (2006)
Underworld (2003)
Frost/Nixon (2008)

Usually with

Len Wiseman
Len Wiseman
(4 films)
Peter Morgan
Peter Morgan
(5 films)
Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry
(4 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Sheen (55 films)

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Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Political films
Actors Richard Gere, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Steve Buscemi, Josh Charles
Roles Philip Cohen
Rating60% 3.044923.044923.044923.044923.04492
Norman Oppenheimer's life dramatically changes after the young politician he befriended three years ago during his bad days, becomes a world-known leader.
Brad's Status, 1h41
Directed by Mike White
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Actors Ben Stiller, Michael Sheen, Jenna Fischer, Luke Wilson, Austin Abrams, Jemaine Clement
Roles Craig Fisher
Rating64% 3.2473653.2473653.2473653.2473653.247365
Même s'il pense avoir réussi sa vie professionnelle et familiale, Brad Sloan pense que ses anciens amis d'université ont fait mieux que lui. Durant un voyage sur la côte Est pour choisir la future université de son fils Troy, il va être confronté aux réussites des uns et des autres.
Home Again
Home Again (2017)
, 1h37
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Reese Witherspoon, Nat Wolff, Pico Alexander, Michael Sheen, Lake Bell, Candice Bergen
Roles Austen Bloom
Rating58% 2.903112.903112.903112.903112.90311
Alice Kinney, une mère célibataire vivant à Los Angeles, a changé sa vie de façon inattendue quand elle permet à trois jeunes hommes d'emménager avec elle. C'est une femme célibataire de 40 ans qui a deux filles. La nouvelle famille et la nouvelle relation amoureuse auxquelles Alice fait face de façon inattendue seront mélangées avec l'apparition de son ex-mari.
Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, 1h58
Directed by Joseph Cedar
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Richard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Michael Sheen, Dan Stevens, Steve Buscemi
Roles Philip Cohen
Rating60% 3.0449753.0449753.0449753.0449753.044975
Un opérateur se lie d'amitié avec un politicien à un moment compliqué de sa vie, alors qu'il ressent une grande solitude, mais les choses prennent vite une tournure dramatique lorsque son nouvel ami devient une personnalité influente.
Nocturnal Animals
Directed by Tom Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Kim Basinger, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher
Roles Carlos Holt
Rating74% 3.74893.74893.74893.74893.7489
Deux histoires : celle d'une femme dont la vie est bouleversée lorsqu'elle lit le manuscrit d'un thriller envoyé par son ancien mari, et celle d'un homme dont les vacances en famille tournent mal.
Passengers (2016)
, 1h56
Directed by Morten Tyldum
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Adventure, Romance
Themes Space adventure films, Dans l'espace, Films based on science fiction novels, Films set in the future, Films based on works by Philip K. Dick, Space opera
Actors Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt, Michael Sheen, Laurence Fishburne, Andy García, Aurora Perrineau
Roles Arthur
Rating69% 3.4986953.4986953.4986953.4986953.498695
Le Starship Avalon est un vaisseau spatial faisant route vers une lointaine planète colonisée. À son bord, plus de 5 000 passagers sont en sommeil dans des capsules d'hibernation, pour ce voyage d'une durée de 120 ans. L'un des tubes connaît un problème et réveille son occupant, Jim Preston, 90 ans trop tôt. Il découvre qu'il n'y a aucun autre passager éveillé. Poussé par l'ennui et la solitude, il va se prendre d'affection pour une femme, Aurora Lane. Il va aussi découvrir que le vaisseau court un grave danger et que la vie des milliers de passagers est entre ses mains…
Finding Dory, 1h37
Directed by Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Film d'animation mettant en scène un animal, Films about cephalopods, Mise en scène d'un poisson, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Children's films
Actors Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Diane Keaton, Alexander Gould, Eugene Levy, Ty Burrell
Rating72% 3.6444653.6444653.6444653.6444653.644465
Taking place six months after the first film, Dory suddenly recalls her childhood memories. Remembering something about "the jewel of Monterey, California", accompanied by Nemo and Marlin, she sets out to find her family. She arrives at the Monterey Marine Life Institute, where she meets Bailey, a white beluga whale; Destiny, a whale shark; and Hank the octopus, who becomes her guide.
Alice Through the Looking Glass, 1h53
Directed by James Bobin
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Adventure
Themes Films about animals, Films about magic and magicians, Time travel films, Films about cats, Mise en scène d'un lapin ou d'un lièvre, Films based on Alice in Wonderland, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Sacha Baron Cohen, Alan Rickman
Roles White Rabbit (voice)
Rating62% 3.107153.107153.107153.107153.10715
Cela fait trois ans que Alice sillonne les mers en tant que capitaine du navire Wonder, le vaisseau de feu son père, le Lord Kingleigh. En 1875, après son retour d'un de ses voyages en Chine, Alice reçoit la visite d'un mystérieux papillon bleu. Elle devine tout de suite qu'il s’agit d'Absolem. Lui faisant confiance, elle le suit, et c'est grâce à lui qu'elle traverse un miroir. De l'autre côté, Absolem fait savoir à Alice que le Chapelier Fou, le grand ami de cette dernière, est en danger. Sans hésiter, Alice rejoint vite la demeure du Chapelier, qu'elle trouve mourant (souffrant de tristesse et d'anxiété en pensant que sa famille est encore vivante). D'après la Reine Blanche, Mirana, le seul moyen de le sauver est de remonter le temps. La mission d’Alice est donc de sauver le Chapelier en sauvant sa famille en essayant de ne pas se faire attraper par le Temps lui-même, qui a collaboré avec la perfide Reine Rouge, Iracebeth, la sœur de Mirana.
Nocturnal Animals, 2h7
Directed by Tom Ford
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller
Actors Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber
Roles Carlos Holt
Rating74% 3.7489053.7489053.7489053.7489053.748905
Propriétaire d'une galerie d'art à Los Angeles, Susan Morrow mène une vie professionnelle sans passion, tandis que son mari Hutton, homme d'affaires, la trompe avec d'autres femmes. Un jour, elle reçoit le manuscrit d'un roman écrit par son ex-mari Edward Sheffield accompagné d'une invitation lors d'une prochaine visite de ce dernier à Los Angeles. Susan commence la lecture du roman intitulé Animaux nocturnes (Nocturnal Animals dans la version originale), qu'il lui a dédié, en nommant le livre d'après un surnom qu'il lui avait donné. Le livre débute quand le personnage principal, Tony Hastings, part sur la route en voiture en vacances avec son épouse Laura et leur fille India, quand un soir ils sont contraints de s'arrêter sur une route de l'ouest du Texas par un groupe de trois voyous locaux, menés par Ray Marcus. Après un échange animé entre les Hastings et Marcus, ce dernier et ses amis emmènent de force Laura et India, face à l'impuissance de Tony, qui doit accompagner Lou, l'un des trois amis de Marcus, jusqu'au bout d'une route où il est abandonné. Lorsque Lou et Ray tentent de le retrouver, Tony parvient à se cacher et à se rendre dans une ferme des environs afin d'appeler la police. Choquée par le contenu sombre et l'émotion brute du roman, Susan se remémore sa rencontre avec Edward et de son mariage avec ce dernier, union à laquelle était opposée la mère de Susan, Anne Sutton, affirmant qu'Edward n'était pas digne des affections de Susan et que, à cause de sa vision romantique du monde, il manquait de volonté pour atteindre ses objectifs. Susan, découvrant l'infidélité d'Hutton, continue la lecture du roman.
Far from the Madding Crowd, 1h59
Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Carey Mulligan, Michael Sheen, Juno Temple, Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts, Hilton McRae
Roles William Boldwood
Rating70% 3.549083.549083.549083.549083.54908
In 1870 Victorian Britain, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) is working on her aunt's farm in Dorset. Gabriel Oak (Matthias Schoenaerts), a new neighbour, sees Bathsheba riding her horse and falls in love with her. He proposes, but the headstrong Bathsheba declines, saying she's too independent and he would grow to despise her.
Kill the Messenger, 1h52
Directed by Michael Cuesta
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Films about journalists, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jeremy Lee Renner, Barry Pepper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Rosemarie DeWitt, Ray Liotta, Paz Vega
Roles Fred Weil
Rating68% 3.4480053.4480053.4480053.4480053.448005
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, the film takes place in the mid-1990s. Webb uncovered the CIA's alleged role in importing crack cocaine into the U.S. to secretly fund the Nicaraguan contra rebels. Despite enormous pressure to stay away, Webb chose to pursue the story and went public with his evidence, publishing the series called "Dark Alliance". He then experienced a vicious smear campaign fueled by the CIA, during which he found himself defending his integrity, his family and his life.
To the Wonder, 1h52
Directed by Terrence Malick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ben Affleck, Rachel Weisz, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Michael Sheen, Javier Bardem
Rating59% 2.9501252.9501252.9501252.9501252.950125
Neil (Ben Affleck) is an American traveling in Europe who in Paris meets and falls in love with Marina (Olga Kurylenko), a Ukrainian divorcée who is living with her 10-year-old daughter Tatiana (Tatiana Chiline). Basking in their new romance, the lovers travel to Mont St. Michel, the island abbey off the coast of Normandy. Neil makes a commitment to Marina, inviting her to relocate with Tatiana to his native Oklahoma. Neil takes a job as an environmental inspector, and Marina settles into her life in the United States. After some time, the couple’s passionate romance cools. Marina finds solace with the Catholic priest Father Quintana (Javier Bardem), who is undergoing his own crisis of faith. Tatiana begins to feel homesick due to not having made friends at her school, and complains that Neil is not her real father. Sometime later, Marina tells Neil that her visa has expired, and she and her daughter return to France.
Admission (2013)
, 1h48
Directed by Paul Weitz
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Tina Fey, Paul Rudd, Michael Sheen, Wallace Shawn, Gloria Reuben, Sonya Walger
Roles Mark
Rating56% 2.848962.848962.848962.848962.84896
Straight-laced Princeton University Admissions Officer Portia Nathan (Tina Fey) is caught off guard when she makes a recruiting visit to an alternative high school overseen by a former college classmate, the free-wheeling John Pressman (Paul Rudd). With vast experience in the coaching, consoling, and criticism involving Princeton's admission, she pays a visit to the Quest School, where John teaches while raising an adopted son. After exposing Portia to outspoken Quest students' impressions of college, he takes her to meet the rather unconventional Jeremiah Balakian, a child prodigy.
The Adventurer: The Curse of the Midas Box, 1h40
Directed by Jonathan Newman
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Fantasy, Adventure
Actors Michael Sheen, Lena Headey, Sam Neill, Ioan Gruffudd, Aneurin Barnard, Keeley Hawes
Roles Charity
Rating53% 2.6994752.6994752.6994752.6994752.699475
Mariah Mundi has no choice but to unite with the enigmatic Will Charity when his family is kidnapped by an unknown enemy. Their adventure leads them to the mysterious and majestic Prince Regent, a huge steam-powered hotel on a small island at the furthest reach of the Empire. Mariah, with the help of Charity must unravel the secrets of the island to find the truth behind the disappearance of his family, and prevent Otto Luger from getting his hands on the mystical and powerful Midas Box.