Michael Sheen: thanks to Gage Skidmore

Michael Sheen

Actor From Port Talbot, Wales

Micheal was actually born in Newport, Wales to Irene and Meyrick. Meyrick worked for British Steel so moving to Baglan, closer to the steel works and Port Talbot was natural.

The family now including a younger sister Joanne were always interested in the theatre and took part in local performances. Indeed, his dad Meyrick was a 'Jack Nicholson' look-alike. During his 'teens' Michael was played with the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre and following the National Youth Theatre of Wales.

He said "It was a brilliant youth theatre and it taught me not only a lot about acting, but also about work ethic; it was very disciplined." He did well at school from Blaenbaglan Primary School through to Neath Port Talbot College sitting 'A-levels' in English, Drama and Sociology. Then in 1988 He moved to London for training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). He graduated in 1991 with a BA in Acting.

Michael was awarded an OBE in the 2009 New Year's Honours for his services to drama

in early career Michael predominantly worked in theatre remarking that he will always feel "slightly more at home" on stage.

As honorary President of Wales Council for Voluntary Action he plays an important part in the public duties of a leading national body for the voluntary sector in Wales. On accepting the role he explained "I plan to use my role to actively challenge and support WCVA in their impact and role in supporting the community and keeping us focused on what matters locally as well as the need for national leadership".

The international stage!

Gaining international attention in 2006 for his portrayal of Labour leader Tony Blair in the movie 'The Queen' which focused on the differing reactions of the British Royal Family and the newly appointed Prime Minister following the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. This was followed another portrayal of a key figure, David Frost in 'Frost/Nixon' from 2007. Both roles have a strong political theme and call for accuracy in the depiction of real, not fictional characters.

Thanks to Gage Skidmore for picture of Michael.

ANTHONY HOPKINS

Good Omens

The hit Amazon Prime show starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant, based on the Book by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. This limited edition Steelbook comes packed with bonus content and includes an exclusive collectors’ 3D lenticular art card!

Aziraphale is a fussy angel. Crowley is a loose-living demon. They’ve both been on Earth for over 6,000 years.

During that time they’ve grown quite fond of it, and, against all odds, each other. But there’s a problem – the Antichrist has arrived here on Earth, which means the world they have become too fond of will end in flames, this is if they don’t manage to save it!

The Adventurer

Ancient mysteries. Powerful evil. And a fearless hero's quest through a fantastical realm of steam-powered wonders and sinister magic... In THE ADVENTURER: THE CURSE OF THE MIDAS BOX, seventeen-year-old Mariah Mundi's life is turned upside down when his parents vanish and his younger brother is kidnapped.

Following a trail of clues to the darkly majestic Prince Regent Hotel, Mariah discovers a hidden realm of child-stealing monsters, deadly secrets and a long-lost artifact that grants limitless wealth - but also devastating supernatural power. With the fate of his world, and his family at stake, Mariah will risk everything to unravel the Curse of the Midas Box!

Beautiful Boy

In an unhappy yet comfortable marriage, businessman Bill (Michael Sheen) and his wife, Kate (Maria Bello), are shocked when they learn that their son has gone on a deadly shooting spree on his college campus before committing suicide.

Trying to avoid the media the couple flees to the house of his brother in law, Eric. The two try to remember what they might have done to drive their son to his desperate act as their mutual resentment builds.

The Queen (Diamond Jubilee Edition) [Blu-ray]

The Queen

A self-assured Anthony Hopkins is Don Diego de la Vega, a Mexican freedom fighter captured and imprisoned just as Spain concedes California to Santa Ana. Too old to save the local peasants on his own, he trains bandito Antonio Banderas to take his place. Much swashbuckling ensues as Banderas woos Catherine Zeta-Jones, becomes a better human being, and saves the disenfranchised rabble. --Rochelle O'Gorman, amazon.com

This is the Blu-ray Diamond Jubilee Edition

Connection: born in Newport, from Port Talbot, Wales

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