Already a highly regarded young British actor, MICHAEL SHEEN is
quickly translating his popularity and critical acclaim in the theatre to the
Classically trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he won the
SWET/Laurence Olivier Bursary Award, Sheen made his stage debut in the
West End production of "When She Danced" for director Robert Ackerman.
Soon after, under the direction of Declan Donellan, Sheen was nominated for the
Ian Charleson Award for his work in "Don't Fool With Love."
Michael continued his theatre career and was nominated a second time for the
Ian Charleson Award for "Henry V" at RSC. He returned to the Royal
National Theatre for the production of "Look Back in Anger" for which
he was nominated for the Olivier Ward as well as the Evening Standard Award.
Sheen complemented his theatrical career with roles in such films as Oliver
Parker's "Othello" and Brian Gilbert's "Wilde," with Jude
Law and Vanessa Redgrave, and in Stephen Frear's "Mary Reilly." His
most recent theatrical success, playing Mozart in Sir Peter Hall's
"Amadeus," brought him from the West End to Broadway, and earned him a
nomination for the Outer Critic's Circle Award along with the accolades of
Last year, Sheen landed the starring role in "Heartlands' For director
Damian O'Donnel. On its heels, he was cast as the conniving and savvy
14th-century English ruler in Paramount's highly anticipated feature film,
"Timeline," opposite Paul Walker and Frances O'Connor for director
Sheen is a uniquely talented actor, busy building a most impressive career.
He presently spends his time between Los Angeles and London.
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