New Season Premiere: July 12 at 10 PM ET/PT


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Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen has proved himself equally accomplished on both stage and screen. His many award-winning stage performances include CALIGULA and FROST/NIXON at the Donmar, and HAMLET at the Young Vic. He created, co-directed, and performed in the groundbreaking three-day live event THE PASSION IN PORT TALBOT for National Theatre Wales.


Sheen has starred in three films nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award: THE QUEEN, directed by Stephen Frears, FROST/NIXON, directed by Ron Howard, and MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, directed by Woody Allen.


He is known to millions as a vampire in THE TWILIGHT SAGA films and a werewolf in the UNDERWORLD franchise. His other feature credits include THE DAMNED UNITED, directed by Tom Hooper; Tim Burton’s ALICE IN WONDERLAND; and TRON: LEGACY, directed by Joseph Kosinski.


On British television, Mr. Sheen earned awards for his performances in both Kenneth Williams: FANTABULOSA!, directed by Andy De Emmony, in which he played Mr. Williams, and DIRTY FILTHY LOVE, directed by Adrian Shergold. On the NBC series 30 ROCK, he created the memorable characterization of Liz Lemon’s (Tina Fey) boyfriend, Wesley Snipes. Most recently, he made an appearance in the IFC miniseries spoof THE SPOILS OF BABYLON, opposite Kristen Wiig.


He received an Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Tony Blair in HBO's THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP, directed by Richard Loncraine. In 2009, Mr. Sheen was honored by the Queen with an O.B.E. for his services to Drama.

Forthcoming feature film appearances include roles in Focus Features' KILL THE MESSENGER, and Fox Searchlight's FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.