Michael Sheen

Born Feb 5, 1969

Michael Christopher Sheen, OBE, is a Welsh stage and screen actor. After training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Sheen made his professional debut in 1991, starring opposite Vanessa Redgrave in When She Danced at the Globe 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).… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on February 5, 1969.


1988 19 Years Old He moved to London in 1988 to train as an actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), having spent the previous year working in a Welsh fast food restaurant called Burger Master to earn money. … Read More


1991 - 1994 7 More Events
1995 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1995, he appeared opposite Kate Beckinsale in a production of The Seagull at the Theatre Royal, Bath and, with the encouragement of Thelma Holt, directed and starred in The Dresser at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.
1996 27 Years Old In addition, Sheen made his film debut that year, appearing opposite Kenneth Branagh in Othello. 1996 saw Sheen at the National Theatre for The Ends of the Earth, an original play by David Lan. … Read More
1997 28 Years Old 1 More Event
Sheen's most significant appearance of 1997 was the title role in Henry V, staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) at their Stratford-upon-Avon theatre, which earned him a second Ian Charleson Award nomination. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In early 1998 Sheen formed a production company, The Foundry, with Helen McCrory and Robert Delamere to promote the work of emerging playwrights, and produced A Little World of Our Own at the Donmar Warehouse, which gave Colin Farrell his West End debut.


1999 30 Years Old In 1999, Sheen explored the role of Jimmy Porter in the National Theatre's production of Look Back in Anger. … Read More
2002 33 Years Old 1 More Event
At this point in his career, Sheen began to devote more time to film work. Heartlands, a little-seen 2002 film about a naive man's road trip in the Midlands, was his first leading film role. … Read More
In 2003, Sheen appeared in Bright Young Things, the directorial debut of his Wilde co-star, Stephen Fry. … Read More
In 2004, Sheen starred in ITV's Dirty Filthy Love, a comic film about a man dealing with OCD and Tourette's after a marital separation. … Read More
2005 36 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2005, Sheen starred in the National Theatre's production of The UN Inspector, a David Farr adaptation of The Government Inspector. … Read More
Sheen came to international attention in 2006 for his portrayal of Tony Blair in The Queen. … Read More
2007 38 Years Old Sheen next appeared in the 2007 film Music Within as a political activist with cerebral palsy. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Sheen reprised the role of David Frost in 2008's Frost/Nixon, a film dramatisation of The Nixon Interviews of 1977. … Read More


2009 saw Sheen portray another public figure; he starred in The Damned United as the outspoken football manager Brian Clough. … Read More
In 2010, Sheen had a supporting role in the science fiction sequel Tron: Legacy. … Read More
In 2011, Sheen starred in and was creative director of National Theatre Wales's The Passion, a 72-hour secular passion play staged in his hometown of Port Talbot, Wales. … Read More
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