Michael Sheen has joined Social Enterprise UK as a patron and supporter and will be working with us to promote and champion social enterprise models that can help tackle our most pressing challenges.
Michael has proved himself equally accomplished on both stage and screen. 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.
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; Tron: Legacy, directed by Joseph Kosinski and the critically acclaimed adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel, Far From the Madding Crowd, directed by Thomas Vinterberg. His most recently released film was Passengers in which he starred alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
On television, Sheen has earned multiple awards and nominations for his performances in projects such as Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!, directed by Andy De Emmony, Dirty Filthy Love, directed by Adrian Shergold, as Tony Blair in HBO’s The Special Relationship and as Dr. Bill Masters in four seasons of the acclaimed Showtime series, Masters of Sex, on which he was also a producer. He has created memorable characterizations for NBC’s 30 Rock, HBO’s mockumentary 7 Days In Hell, the IFC miniseries spoof Spoils of Babylon, and Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Day Special for Netflix.
In 2009, he was honoured by the Queen with an O.B.E. for his services to Drama.
Coming soon he will appear opposite Richard Gere in Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer, in Home Again with Reese Witherspoon, and with Ben Stiller in Mike White’s comedy Brad’s Status. He is currently filming Netflix’s new period revenge thriller Apostle, alongside Dan Stevens, written and directed by Gareth Evans and shot in his hometown of Port Talbot.