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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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Michael Sheen And More Back For Through The Looking Glass

Aug 4 2014 11:19am CDT | Source: Empire Online

As James Bobin gets to work on the Wonderland sequelWe’ve had various casting announcements, and the news that James Bobin is taking over the director’s chair. Now Disney has announced that the sequel to 2010’s billion dollar baby Alice In Wonderland, unsurprisingly subtitled Through The Looking Glass, is starting production. And, as the cameras begin to roll, the likes of Michael Sheen, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Bar ...
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6 weeks ago

Michael Sheen & More Back For Through The Looking Glass

Aug 4 2014 11:04am CDT | Source: Empire Online

As James Bobin gets to work on the Wonderland sequelWe’ve had various casting announcements, and the news that James Bobin is taking over the director’s chair. Now Disney has announced that the sequel to 2010’s billion dollar baby Alice In Wonderland, unsurprisingly subtitled Through The Looking Glass, is starting production. And, as the cameras begin to roll, the likes of Michael Sheen, Stephen Fry, Alan Rickman, Barbara Windsor, Matt ...
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Andy Samberg & Kit Harington Lead All-Star Cast Of HBO Sports Mocumentary ’7 Days In Hell’

Jul 24 2014 11:31am CDT | Source: Deadline

HBO is assembling a star-studded cast for 7 Days in Hell, an original comedy movie toplined by Andy Samberg and Kit Harington.  Written by Murray Miller (Girls) based on an original concept by him and Samberg, the sports mockumentary stars Samberg and Harington as fierce tennis rivals in an epic, seven-day match at Wimbledon. The location is hardly random — the longest tennis match on record was held on Court 18 at Wimbledon d ...
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