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The Many Faces Of Michael Sheen
A look at the men Sheen has played - the good, the great, and the ever-so-slightly bonkers...
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Tony Blair | The Queen (2006)
Tony Blair
The Queen (2006)

'Michael who?' The reaction when Sheen's name was mooted for the role of Blair in Peter Morgan's TV drama, The Deal, didn't bode well. As it turned out, Sheen was so good that Stephen Frears cast him as the erstwhile PM for a second time in The Queen. Sheen's blend of youthful feist and nervy energy generate some of that film's best scenes, his terse exchanges with Helen Mirren's monarch providing much of its dramatic centre. He returns to the role this summer when shooting starts on the final part of the Blair trilogy. Sadly, rumours that he'd be putting that Blair grin to more use as the Cheshire Cat in Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland have proved unfounded - he's appearing as the White Rabbit.

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Posted on Monday March 30, 2009, 03:12 by DesiClaw
Ha ha! I'm sorry, but I'm pretty sure that writer Jeremy Dyson of "The League of Gentlemen" (1966-present) would find ro551979's comment absolutely hysterical, and possibly agree with them in a self-deprecating way! Read More

2 RE: Hmmm
Posted on Friday March 27, 2009, 14:35 by Sean Fracture
Ehhh... Read More

Posted on Friday March 27, 2009, 02:22 by Bates
perhaps Michael Jackson? Read More

4 Hmmm
Posted on Friday March 27, 2009, 02:19 by ro551979
Dont actually think the head lycan or jeremy from League of Gentlemen is based on an actual person!! Read More

Posted on Thursday March 26, 2009, 20:44 by Jonty
Just want to point out that Sheen is in fact from Port Talbot, and not Newport..... Read More

6 RE: The Many Faces Of Michael Sheen
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2009, 20:20 by bankyedwardsuk
Don't forget his classic performance as Jeremy in The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse. Read More

7 You're acting like a pack of rabid dogs!!!
Posted on Thursday March 26, 2009, 16:54 by ihategiantspiders
You forgot his turn as head lycan in the first underworld film. Read More

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