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Michael Sheen plays 'himself' in films

Michael Sheen plays 'himself' in films

Nov 10 2012, 4:05am CST | by

Michael Sheen is well-known for his portrayals of real-life people in movies but he says he can only ever play ''himself'' on the big screen.

Michael Sheen always plays ''himself'' in movies. The 43-year-old actor is known for his portrayals of real-life people - including former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in three films, 'Carry On'...

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Michael Sheen plays 'himself' in films

Nov 10 2012, 4:05am CST | by

Michael Sheen is well-known for his portrayals of real-life people in movies but he says he can only ever play ''himself'' on the big screen.

Michael Sheen always plays ''himself'' in movies.
The 43-year-old actor is known for his portrayals of real-life people - including former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in three films, 'Carry On' actor Kenneth Williams, legendary soccer manager Brian Clough and acclaimed reporter David Frost - in his films but says the characters are just him emphasising different aspects of his personality.
He explained: ''You're only ever playing yourself. That's all I can play.
''I think of it like a mixing desk in a sound studio, with all those faders that you put at different levels.
''To play Brian Clough in 'The Damned United', I amped up my bossy side, for Kenneth Williams I was a bit more outrageous. It's not like you put on a suit of clothes and take it off at the end of the day.''
While Michael has portrayed many real-life stars, he thinks his 13-year-old daughter Lily - whose mother is Kate Beckinsale - would be a great candidate to play him in a biopic because she is such a good mimic.
Asked who could play him in a film, he added to Elle magazine: ''Well, my daughter does a pretty good impersonation of me. She's brutal. But you need someone to play you, warts and all.''

 

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