Michael Sheen Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


25th June 2015

Quote: "My daughter, she's 16. It's not what every 16 year old wants on their Christmas list - 'I want my Dad to be in a show about sex, where he is doing sex'. So she's not particularly happy about that. She does mention that every now and again she Googles 'Michael Sheen naked' - just to embarrass me! I think it is a way of her being able to deal with it. If she can see what's out there, then she's alright." Actor MICHAEL SHEEN admits his daughter Lily struggles with his role as historical sex expert Dr. William Masters in TV drama Masters of Sex.


1st May 2015

Quote: "He is a Jack Nicholson look-alike. He is genetically blessed but with absolutely no talent... He's always been a frustrated performer. He would have loved to have been an actor." Actor Michael Sheen on his dad's sideline job.


30th January 2015

Fact: Stars including Michael Sheen, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders will try their hands at making cakes for charity as they compete in a celebrity special of U.K. reality Tv series The Great British Bake Off. The contestants, also including Tv presenter Alexa Chung and Dame Edna Everage, will take on the cooking task for the Comic Relief charity. The four-part competition airs in the U.K. in February (15).


25th June 2014

Quote: "On his show Masters Of Sex, he speaks perfect American. And I'm like, 'If you can talk normal (sic), why don't you do that all the time?'" Comedienne Sarah Silverman jokes about her Welsh boyfriend Michael Sheen's accent skills.


6th June 2014

Quote: "I got into it early on, and it brought out all of my worst traits. If someone said something that p**sed me off, I'd go after them. Then you realise it's turning up in newspapers... I'm just not a strong or stable enough person." Actor Michael Sheen tries to stay away from Twitter.com.


24th October 2013

Quote: "I got a lot of texts from friends saying, 'I made the mistake of watching this with my parents/children - I'm not doing that again'." Michael Sheen's pals were shocked by his role as a sex researcher in U.S. Tv drama Masters Of Sex.


30th September 2013

Quote: "He's a Jack Nicholson look-a-like. To say that he's an impersonator would imply a level of skill, as opposed to genetic freakishness! But I do say what he lacks in specificity, he makes up for in commitment. He gives it 150 per cent." Actor Michael Sheen admits his father's side-gig as a Jack Nicholson impersonator could be better.


5th November 2012

Quote: "When you're an actor and you look like a bit of a knob... people assume it's for a character. It's not for a character; I'm just a knob." Twilight star Michael Sheen on his new "villain" moustache.


4th November 2012

Quote: "I had surgery on my shoulder. It was a Shakesperean injury. I was playing Hamlet and I hurt my shoulder... I was pulling dead bodies and doing all sorts of things on the stage... I hurt my rotator cuff." Frost/Nixon star Michael Sheen is recovering from a theatre-related injury.


26th February 2012

Quote: "It's a little bit different to Newport out here but I do love it. The sun is shining, life is good and I'm very happy." Michael Sheen has traded his native Wales for sun-kissed Hollywood.


3rd February 2012

Fact: Twilight star Michael Sheen has replaced fellow Brit Paul Bettany as 1960s sex expert William Masters in a racy new U.S. cable series. The Welsh star will lead the cast of Masters of Sex for Showtime opposite Lizzy Kaplan, who will play Masters' partner Virginia Johnson. Shakespeare in Love's John Madden is slated to direct.


26th May 2011

Quote: "I wanted to expand my options and for people to see me in a different light. Playing an American in a Woody Allen film is a seal of approval somehow, like 'There you go. He can play American.'" Welsh actor Michael Sheen credits his Midnight In Paris director Woody Allen with saving him from being typecast.


26th April 2011

Quote: "Victoria said that she thought I was gay. So in her eyes I'm a gay tramp! I'm quite happy with that." Actor Michael Sheen reveals his unkempt appearance for a new film role fooled Victoria Beckham.


22nd March 2011

Fact: Actor Michael Sheen is set to voice a character in an alien-themed episode of the new series of cult British TV show Doctor Who.


10th November 2010

Quote: "I had been batting around Hollywood for a while trying to get a film career off the ground. It wasn't really going anywhere. It got to the point where I gave up on that. In no way did I think playing Tony Blair would open those doors but it did." Michael Sheen credits the former British prime minister, who he played in 2006 drama The Queen, with helping him crack America.


8th November 2010

Fact: Actor Michael Sheen's cousin Caroline is currently touring the U.S. as the lead in stage musical Mary Poppins.


7th June 2010

Quote: "He’s been incredibly busy over the years. He started when the first Tim Burton Batman film came out... Since then he’s worked all over the world... He’s done bar mitzvahs, he’s done weddings, commercials in Europe, everything." Actor Michael Sheen on his father, who is a professional Jack Nicholson look-a-like.


8th March 2010

Quote: "I spent a lot of time on the set with Helen and after a while a thought kept reoccurring: 'Is it wrong to be so wildly attracted to a Queen...?' After a few hours, the make-up would start to wear off and her spiderweb tattoo would start to appear on her hand, which of course only made her even hotter." Michael Sheen pays tribute to Oscar nominee Helen Mirren, his The Queen co-star, at the Academy Awards.


8th March 2010

Fact: Forest Whitaker, Michael Sheen, Stanley Tucci, Peter Sarsgaard and Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to each of the Best Actress nominees prior to Sandra Bullock's big win at the Oscars on Sunday (07Mar10). Each star recalled anecdotes of working with those actors nominated.


7th March 2010

Quote: "I found it incredibly beautiful, really bold filmmaking, really risk-taking filmmaking. It was very moving. It made me think and it made me feel. And it kind of delighted me and unsettled me. It did everything that I wanted a film to do." Frost/Nixon star Michael Sheen is surprised Where The Wild Things Are has not been nominated for more Oscars.


25th November 2009

Fact: Even Volturi vampires have to work out - British actor Michael Sheen, who heads the sinister bloodsucker sect in the new TWILIGHT movie, was spotted sweating on the cross trainer at L.A. Fitness gym in Universal City, California on Tuesday night (24Nov09).


18th November 2009

Quote: "I am being told to gird my loins for this huge TWILIGHT fan base and how many decibels their screaming can hit." British actor Michael Sheen is apprehensive about promoting his latest movie THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON.


17th November 2009

Quote: "It is busy, thank goodness, but I would do this job even if nobody paid me. If nobody cast me I would still be acting in my living room." British actor Michael Sheen will never give up on his career.


2nd November 2009

Quote: "I remember my daughter said, 'Aro is bald'. Clearly he’s not, but that’s her picture of him. Maybe she was thinking of Nosferatu." Michael Sheen on his daughter Lily's vision of his new Twilight vampire character.


21st October 2009

Quote: "When chance plays its part, like when someone's phone goes off in the audience, no matter what you're trying to do on stage you're drawn into that moment and it becomes electric." Michael Sheen relishes taking on theatre roles.


20th October 2009

Quote: "I would have loved to don a white floppy rabbit suit, with a big fluffy tail." Michael Sheen is sad he only provided the voiceover for his character in Tim Burton's upcoming adaption of ALICE IN WONDERLAND.


9th September 2009

Quote: ''I would probably pick Obama. I think he's doing a great job so far.'' U.S. President Barack Obama is actor Michael Sheen's man of the year.


1st September 2009

Quote: "She's obsessed. That's a large part of why I did it. It was one of the most exciting things ever, to be in something she loves so much. She's really looking forward to coming to the premiere. She says she's not interested in Robert Pattinson but I don't believe her." Michael Sheen wanted to star in upcoming movie THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEW MOON to impress his 10-year-old daughter with ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale.


3rd June 2009

Quote: "There was an agreement she was not going to watch the film THE QUEEN and Mr Blair wasn't either." Michael Sheen reveals British monarch Queen Elizabeth, II and former U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair struck a deal to avoid seeing the Oscar-winning movie.


9th February 2009

Quote: "It's weird because people just shout at you. I could stay at home for that!" Actor Michael Sheen on walking the red carpet at the BAFTAS.


8th February 2009

Quote: "Frost/Nixon: The Musical. We have got some great songs - Sorry Seems to be The Hardest Word... Scandal in the Wind... Please Impeach Me, Let Me Go..." Michael Sheen jokes about his next career move.


13th January 2009

Quote: "He had pictures of wolves all over his mirror. He thought he was a wolf." Actress Rhona Mitra reveals Underworld: RISE OF THE LYCANS co-star Michael Sheen really got into character as a wolfman.


27th October 2007

Fact: Actors Bill Nighy and Michael Sheen are to star in the third instalment of the Underworld vampire franchise. The new movie, UNDERWORLD 3: THE RISE OF THE LYCANS, will be a prequel.


26th February 2007

Quote: “He’s not the most popular man in Britain right now, so I try and keep it under my hat that I played him.” Michael Sheen on portraying British Prime Minister Tony Blair in THE QUEEN.


26th February 2007

Quote: "I said, 'Do you wanna come with me today, it's a long ceremony,' and she said, 'Well, I could bring a book and maybe a torch and read.' So we decided we'd leave it until another year. She has huge confidence that I'm gonna be here again." THE QUEEN star Michael Sheen invited his young daughter LILY to attend the Oscars yesterday (25FEB07) as his date.


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