Michael Sheen

as Tony Blair

Michael Sheen

Michael Sheen (Tony Blair) has a varied list of film credits that includes, most recently, the voice of the White Rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," as well as "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Damned United." Sheen will be seen in the upcoming "Tron Legacy" and "Beautiful Boy."         

Sheen originated his screen portrayal of Prime Minister Tony Blair in Peter Morgan's film "The Deal," which debuted in the United States on HBO. His other film credits include the role of David Frost in the Academy Award® nominee "Frost/Nixon," also written by Peter Morgan, "Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans," "Blood Diamond" and "The Queen," where his second performance as Tony Blair earned him the Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor and a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Sheen has also appeared in such films as "Mary Reilly," "Kingdom of Heaven," "Laws of Attraction," "Timeline," "Bright Young Things," "The Four Feathers" and "Wilde."

On TV, Sheen's credits include his heartbreaking portrayal of performer Kenneth Williams in the BBC's "Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!," for which he received a BAFTA nomination and the 2006 Royal Television Society Best Actor Award.  He also received a 2005 BAFTA nomination for "Dirty Filthy Love" and guest starred on "30 Rock."

Sheen's theatrical credits include "When She Danced," "Amadeus," "Look Back in Anger," "Romeo and Juliet," "Peer Gynt," "Henry V" and "Caligula," which garnered him a London Critics Circle Award and the London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor in 2003. He starred on Broadway during summer 2007 in the hit "Frost/Nixon," playing Frost to Frank Langella's Nixon, receiving a Distinguished Performance Award nomination from the Drama League for his work, among other accolades.

In Jan. 2009, Sheen was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his contributions to the arts.

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