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Michael Sheen Biography

Birth Name:
Michael Sheen
Birth Place:
Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Raised in Port Talbot, Wales, the same town that produced Richard Burton and Anthony Hopkins
  • Father worked as a Jack Nicholson impersonator
  • Was offered a place on the Arsenal youth team when he was 12, but turned it down because his father thought he was too young
  • Known for playing real-life characters, such as Tony Blair in the 2003 TV-movie The Deal and again in the 2006 film The Queen
  • Originated the role of David Frost in the 2006 West End production of Frost/Nixon; reprised the role in 2007 on Broadway and in the 2008 film version
  • Awarded as an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's New Year Honours on December 31, 2008

Awards

  • 2014Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: nominated
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008London Film Critics Association-Best British Actor: nominated
  • 2007BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated
  • 2006Kansas City Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2006Utah Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006New York Film Critics Online-Best Supporting Actor: winner
  • 2006Boston Society of Film Critics-Best Supporting Actor (Runner-up): winner
  • 2006Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Supporting Actor: nominated

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