Sheen + Northam Fought Over Beckinsale
Fists flew on the set of period film THE GOLDEN BOWL when THE QUEEN star MICHAEL SHEEN and fellow Brit JEREMY NORTHAM fell out over then-new mum KATE BECKINSALE. Protective Sheen, the father of Beckinsale's daughter Lily, had dropped by the set of the 2000 film to visit his then-girlfriend and was taken aback when Northam started shouting at her. Sheen didn't hold back and stepped up to defend upset Beckinsale - by thumping Northam. Beckinsale recalls, "I was so mortified. I thought, 'Now Michael's going to jail, and I'm going to have to bake that cake and put the file in it.'" But the actress admits the warring men quickly patched up their differences. She adds, "It all became very sort of British and gentlemanly between those two, with handshaking all round."