Michael Sheen OBE is a Welsh actor and political activist. He is best known for his roles as British politician Tony Blair in a trilogy of films. In 2013, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Masters of Sex. More recently, Sheen played an incarcerated serial killer surgeon in Prodigal Son. He also appeared as Chris Tarrant in Quiz, the 2020 screen adaptation of a theatrical production.
About Michael Sheen in brief
Michael Sheen OBE is a Welsh actor and political activist. He trained as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He is best known for his roles as British politician Tony Blair in a trilogy of films. In 2013, he received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in Showtime’s television drama Masters of Sex. More recently, Sheen played an incarcerated serial killer surgeon in Fox’s 2019 drama, Prodigal Son. He also appeared as Chris Tarrant in Quiz, the 2020 screen adaptation of a theatrical production telling the tale of the coughing scandal which denied a top prize win on the British version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In 2001, Sheen was scouted and offered a place on Arsenal’s youth team at the age of 12. He later said he was grateful for his parents’ decision, as the chances of forging a professional football career were’so slim’ Sheen was born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales, to Irene, a secretary, and Meyrick, a British Steel Corporation personnel manager. The family lived in Llanmartin for 12 years, before moving to Wallasey for work. When he was five, the family moved to Baglan, Neath Port Talbot, Glamorgan, three years later. Sheen was educated at Blaen Blaes Primary School and Glan Afan Comprehensive School. He moved to London in 1988 to train as anActor at the Olivier Academy. He was granted the Olivier Bursary by the Laurence Olivier Foundation in 1999. He has also been awarded an OBE for his services to the theatre and the arts.
He currently lives in London with his wife and two children, and has a son and a daughter, both of whom he has raised in Wales. He lives with his family in London and has two step-daughters, a daughter and a son-in-law. He and his wife have a son, Charlie Sheen, who is also an actor and has appeared in a number of films, including Underworld and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2. Sheen has also starred in the science-fiction film Tron: Legacy and Woody Allen’s romantic comedy Midnight in Paris. In 2009, Sheen appeared in two fantasy films, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans and Theilight Saga: New Moon, while in 2010, he made a four-episode guest appearance in the NBC comedy 30 Rock. He directed and starred in National Theatre Wales’s The Passion. In 2012, Sheen starred in Hamlet at the Young Vic. He played an angel in the 2019 BBCAmazon Studios miniseries of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s end of the world novel, Good Omens, and played a lead role in the 2020 film adaptation of Quiz. His father worked as a part-time professional Jack Nicholson lookalike. His mother was involved in local amateur operatics and musicals and, later in life, his father worked in a local amateur opera company. In his teenage years, he was involved with the West Glamorian Youth Theatre and the National Youth Theatre.