MICHAEL SHEEN (Philip) 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 as 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.
Sheen's many award-winning stage performances include "Caligula" and
"Frost/Nixon" at the Donmar Theatre, as well as "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.
On British television, 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."
He received an Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Tony Blair in HBO's
"The Special Relationship" directed by Richard Loncraine. In 2009, he was
honored by the Queen of England with an O.B.E. for his services to Drama.
Sheen currently stars as "William Masters" on Showtime's "Masters of Sex" for
which he also serves as a producer. His performance on the series earned him a
2014 Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in
a Television Series â€“ Drama, as well as a Critics' Choice TV Award nomination.
The Golden Globe-nominated series was also named the Most Exciting New
Series from the Broadcast Television Critics' Association in its first season,
and was awarded TV Program of the Year by AFI in its first season. Season 4
premieres on September, 2016.
Sheen starred in Thomas Vinterberg's film adaptation of Thomas Hardy's novel,
FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, opposite Carey Mulligan.
Sheen also starred in Funny or Die's three-part miniseries spoof, "The Spoils
Before Dying" and HBO's sports mockumentary, "7 Days in Hell. Later this year,
Sheen stars alongside Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt in the Sony sci-fi
feature PASSENGERS, directed by Morten Tyldum.
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