Michael Sheen


Michael Sheen | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

In the interests of clarity and for anyone who gives a monkey's, here's where I'm at. Like so many people, I'm worried about the effects on our civilisation of what appears to be an increasing emergence of forces and instincts across Europe and the West with anti-democratic, deeply authoritarian and worryingly demagogic elements. Whether they come from the left or the right of the political spectrum. Whether they were part of voting for or against Brexit. For or against Trump. Or any other of the votes or referendums that are going on.

Michael Sheen To Quit Acting To Become Full-Time Political Activist

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.12.2016 | UK
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Bafta-nominated actor Michael Sheen has said he intends to give up his successful Hollywood career to focus on being a political activist in his home ...

Owen Smith On The NHS, Wales And Brexit

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Politics

Owen Smith knows he has a mountain to climb to defeat Jeremy Corbyn. But he thinks that his Welsh roots, background in Government and the private sect...

UK Must Act Now to Protect the Children of Calais and Dunkirk From the Horror of Exploitation

Michael Sheen | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK
Michael Sheen

Today the cost of crossing the English Channel has never been higher. Unicef's research estimates that smugglers and traffickers are now charging between £4,000 and £5,500 per person but for unaccompanied children, unable to pay these huge sums of money, this has forced them to take even more significant risks from committing crimes to raise the money to hiding in the back of refrigerated lorries.

Corbyn's EU Voter Drive Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign to register young voters in the EU referendum has become one of Labour’s most successful ever online events after a strin...

Five Years of War and Heartbreak: Why We All Must Do More to Keep Syria's Children Safe

Michael Sheen | Posted 15.03.2017 | UK
Michael Sheen

Five years, for any child, feels like a lifetime. For the millions of Syrian children whose lives have been turned upside down by the conflict, these last five years must have felt even longer than that. The conflict in Syria has now raged for half a decade, and in this time the millions of children affected have had to deal with more suffering and heartbreak than most of us will ever experience. The conflict has placed millions of children in terrible danger, and sadly a real end to the turmoil still seems a distant prospect. More than eight million Syrian children are now in urgent need of humanitarian aid in what is the greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II.

Sheen Excoriates Tories Over Port Talbot Steel Industry Job Losses On 'Newsnight'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics

Welsh actor Michael Sheen has warned of the devastating impact job losses will have on his hometown of Port Talbot following the announcement on Monda...

Michael Sheen Causes Storm On BBC Over Foreign Aid Comments

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK

Actor Michael Sheen has caused a storm of controversy by criticising calls for the foreign aid budget to be diverted to help flood victims. Sheen w...

Michael Sheen Is Fighting To Stop 'Scared, Hungry' Homeless Teens Being Housed In B&Bs

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Actor Michael Sheen has launched a petition urging the Welsh Government to stop housing homeless teenagers in bed and breakfast accommodation - many o...

Michael Sheen Follows NHS Speech With Angry Condemnation Of Freedom Of Information Reform

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK

After his famously blistering defence of the NHS, Michael Sheen has thrown his weight to another controversial issue - condemning the "full frontal as...

Children's Lives in Emergencies Matter

Michael Sheen | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

Today we are facing the greatest humanitarian crisis since the Second World War. There are more than two million children who have been made refugees as a result of the ongoing conflict in Syria. That's two million stories of children like Rose. And their lives matter - because if those children's lives don't matter then how can my child's life matter. If those children aren't important then my child can't be important. Either every child's life matters or none of them do. So in sharing their stories, I'm also asking you to take notice and to do something about this. We have to step up to this humanitarian crisis and we have to act.

Far From the Madding Crowd: A Time Torn Story

Katy Gregory | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katy Gregory

This story about the meaning of true love, loss and grief as well as the complexity of human relationships is timeless. In this inspiring new take, Hardy's duo continue to share one of the most fascinating relationships in literature and on the big screen.

Cameron Reacted Like A 'Spoilt Child' Over Scottish Referendum

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- David Cameron acted like a “spoilt child” after the Scottish referendum, according to actor Michael Sheen who lambasted the prime mini...

Take Our 'Far From The Madding Crowd' Quiz

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Thomas Hardy's classic romance 'Far From The Madding Crowd' has been brought to the big screen in a brand new lavish adaptation in cinemas this Friday...

You Must Stand Up for What You Believe - But First of All, By God, Believe in Something

Michael Sheen | Posted 03.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Michael Sheen

No one says they want to get rid of the NHS. Everyone praises it, across all parties. It is about as powerful a symbol of goodness that we have, so it would be too dangerous not to. But for decades now, there has nevertheless been a systematic undermining of its core values.

Michael Sheen's Blistering NHS Speech Will Bring You To Your Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Politics

Michael Sheen has savaged "bland" politicians for cutting the NHS as he urged crowds to fight to stop the health service from being systematically "un...

The Great British Bake Off for Comic Relief

Gill Alexander | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

This week we had comedian David Mitchell, actor Michael "I am the most competitive person IN. THE. WORLD." Sheen, Radio 1 DJ Jameela Jamil (I had to google her. Yes, I know. Shut up), and education campaigner but let's face it, better known as the wife-of-Gordon, Sarah Brown.

As Winter Hits We Cannot Leave Syrian Children in the Cold

Michael Sheen | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Michael Sheen

This time last year I travelled to the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon to see how Unicef, the world's leading children's organisation, is keeping Syrian children safe and warm as the temperatures plummet. Nothing could have prepared me for the heartbreaking situation I encountered; the conditions for families living in these informal camps were just horrendous. It's not somewhere that anyone should have to call a home, especially not a child. The over-crowded and unsanitary conditions need just one storm to set off a terrible chain reaction. The cold weather already makes children susceptible to respiratory infections like pneumonia.

People Say You Should Never Meet Your Heroes... Those People Never Met Rik Mayall

Andrea Mann | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Comedy
Andrea Mann

Rik was ridiculously charming, funny and generous - and clearly loved by the crew around him. He was also, I was embarrassed but delighted to learn, flirtatious. After the chat and the autograph, one of the crew took our photo together: I put my arm around Rik, he put his hand on my bottom. But it wasn't, I hasten to add, the slightest bit creepy or slimey. It was funny, and brilliant. Clearly, this man wasn't making a play for me - he was just absolutely making my day. It was, in short, pretty much the most perfect meeting-of-a-hero you could wish for.

Football Is More Than Just a Game - Soccer Aid Can Help Change Children's Lives

Michael Sheen | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Sport
Michael Sheen

As a football-obsessed young boy growing up in South Wales I never thought I would have the chance to play at Old Trafford in front of more than 60,000 people. If you'd told me I'd be captaining a team filled with a host of football legends and Hollywood stars I would have laughed. Playing in Soccer Aid sometimes does feel like a bit of a dream - I know the other guys involved also treasure this unique experience. But when I lead the Rest of the World team out on 8 June, it won't just be football on my mind; because there's a bigger reason why we come together every two years for this extraordinary football match.

There's No Place Like Home - Bringing Syrian Children in From the Cold

Anita Tiessen | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Anita Tiessen

Temperatures can fall to as low as minus six. In previous winters families have been known to burn their possessions just to stay warm. For little children, struggling against the cold and the wet, the brutality of winter could prove deadly.

Can This Man Play Freddie Mercury?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Michael Sheen is the bookies' favourite to replace Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury in a biopic about the Queen frontman. Following the news th...

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part Two (2012) - Review

Thomas Patrick | Posted 15.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

The pacing is sadly where Breaking Dawn Part 2 is let down. Had they condensed the risible Part 1 into the opening 20 minutes of this film and skipped the extended sequence of finding members of the Cullen family who really serve no purpose in a narrative sense, we may have enjoyed a more complete film experience.

WATCH: Trailer For Election - The Movie

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy

The battle between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama is now the most anticipated film of the year. Take a look at the trailer for Election: The Movie. (...

Michael Sheen's Easter Play To See Film Premiere In Wales

PA | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

A film version of Michael Sheen's epic take on the Easter story will today get its premiere in the actor's home town Port Talbot. Last year, the Fr...