MICHAEL SHEEN (Fred Weil) has proven himself equally accomplished on both stage
His many award-winning stage performances include Caligula and Frost/Nixon at
the Donmar Theatre, 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. This endeavor earned Mr. Sheen a Theatre
Award UK for Best Director; and a BAFTA Cymru Award nomination for Best Actor
for the feature film, based on the same play, entitled The Gospel of Us,
directed by Dave McKean.
In 2009, Mr. Sheen was honored by the Queen with an O.B.E. for his services to
He 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.
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. Mr. Sheen's forthcoming feature film appearances
include Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Thomas Vinterberg.
On British television, he 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.
He received an Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Tony Blair in HBO's
The Special Relationship, directed by Richard Loncraine; and recently appeared
in the IFC miniseries spoof The Spoils of Babylon, opposite Kristen Wiig,
directed by Matt Piedmont.
Mr. Sheen currently stars in the Showtime series Masters of Sex, the second
season of which began airing in July 2014. He is also a producer on the show.