Michael Sheen

Last updated on the 21 June 2024 by Evandrus

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Born: 5 February 1969, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales. 

Growing up in Port Talbot, South Wales, Michael Sheen discovered his passion for acting during his teenage years. He attended Glan Afan Comprehensive School where he actively participated in school productions that showcased his natural flair for the craft. Recognising his potential, Sheen went on to study drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London.

Good Omens - Michael Sheen and David Tennant
Good Omens – Michael Sheen and David Tennant

One of Sheen’s most notable recent projects is “Good Omens,” a fantasy-comedy television series based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. In this highly acclaimed show released in 2019 by Amazon Prime Video/BBC Two collaboration, Sheen portrays Aziraphale, an angel who teams up with David Tennant’s character Crowley, a demon to prevent the impending apocalypse.

Sheen’s portrayal of Aziraphale received widespread praise from critics and fans alike due to his ability to capture both humor and depth within the character. His chemistry with Tennant played a significant role in making “Good Omens” such a successful series among viewers around the world.

To Provide All People - Michael Sheen
To Provide All People – Michael Sheen

Another remarkable project featuring Sheen is “To Provide All People,” a powerful and thought-provoking drama aired in 2018. In this BBC television film, Sheen plays the role of a doctor who reflects on his career while caring for patients at various stages of life.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that led to widespread lockdowns and theatre closures, Sheen collaborated with fellow actor David Tennant for the series “Staged.” This innovative show premiered in 2020 and is filmed entirely via video calls during quarantine.

“Staged” offers an entertaining glimpse into the lives of two actors attempting to rehearse a play remotely under challenging circumstances. Sheen’s comedic timing shines through as he effortlessly portrays exaggerated versions of himself alongside Tennant’s character.

Michael Sheen has been in several high-profile relationships over the years. He has a daughter, Lily Mo Sheen, with actress Kate Beckinsale. After their relationship ended, he dated actresses Rachel McAdams and Sarah Silverman. Since 2019, he has been in a relationship with Swedish actress Anna Lundberg. They have two children together, Lyra and Mabli.

 

Suggested viewing

 

Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa! (2006)

Kenneth Williams Fantabulosa!

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.3

A flamboyant comedian grapples with inner turmoil in this biopic. Though adored by audiences, his private life is a struggle. Based on Kenneth Williams’ diaries, the film explores his complicated relationship with his overbearing mother and his secret desires in a time when they couldn’t be expressed.

Top cast: Michael Sheen, Cheryl Campbell, Peter Wight, Beatie Edney, Kenny Doughty, Ron Cook, Martin Trenaman, David Charles, Ewan Bailey, Guy Henry.

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To Provide All People (2018)

To Provide All People poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.3

“To Provide All People” is a powerful and poignant television drama that chronicles the history of Britain’s National Health Service (NHS), exploring its inception, challenges and triumphs. Through personal stories and emotional journeys, this compelling narrative sheds light on the profound impact of the NHS on individuals and society as a whole.

Starring Michael Sheen, Eve Myles, George Mackay, Gabrielle Creevy, Jonathan Pryce, Aneirin Hughes, Rhys Ifans, Sian Phillips.

 

Good Omens (2019)

Good Omens 2019

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.0

“Good Omens” is a fantastical dark comedy series based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It follows an unlikely duo, an angel named Aziraphale and a demon called Crowley, as they team up to prevent the apocalypse and save humanity from impending doom while navigating supernatural mishaps and moral dilemmas.

Starring Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Jon Hamm, Frances McDormand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Sam Taylor Buck.

 

Staged (2020)

Staged poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.5

“Staged” is a comedic television series that follows the lives of actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen as they face the challenges of lockdown. Through video calls and hilarious interactions, the duo attempts to rehearse for a play remotely while dealing with their egos, personal struggles and unpredictable circumstances.

Top cast: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Lucy Eaton, Nina Sosanya, Simon Evans, Samuel L. Jackson.

 

Best Interests (2023)

Best Interests poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 7.6

Marnie, a woman with a life-threatening condition, finds herself at the center of a contentious battle between doctors who advocate for her right to die and her devoted family who vehemently oppose that choice. This gripping narrative delves into the intricacies of an emotionally charged legal process as they grapple with profound questions about autonomy, ethics and determining what truly constitutes one’s best interests.

Top cast: Sharon Horgan, Michael Sheen, Alison Oliver, Niamh Moriarty, Noma Dumezweni, Chizzy Akudolu, Des McAleer, Gary Beadle, Jack Morris.

 

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