Born Michael Christopher Sheen in Newport, Wales on the 5th February 1969 to Irene and Meyrick Sheen. Since childhood, Michael was a football fan, played after school until late at night can see the ball. He was 12-years old when during a holiday on the Isle of Wight, playing against a former Arsenal player, Tony Adams who was then 16 years. He was offered a place in the Arsenal youth team, but the family would move to London. The father refused to transfer the family and so Michael had to give up his dream as a footballer. His hanger lasted until the age of 14 when he entered the West Glamorgan Youth Theatre Company and two years after he entered the National Youth Theatre of Wales. He played many works and attended many courses and, in the end he applied to ROYAL ACADEMY OF DRAMATIC ARTS in London, where he was accepted. The rest is history. Among other works include: 'When she danced', 'Romeo and Juliet', 'A view from the bridge', 'Don't fool with love', 'Peer Gyint', 'Look back in anger', 'Henry V', 'Amadeus', 'Caligula', 'UN Inspector' then 'Frost/Nixon'. Now he's preparing this wonderful representation of THE PASSION with National Theatre of Wales and from October will be HAMLET, the most beloved character of all the great Shakespearean actors of all time!

I would like to thank on behalf of all his fans, Mr. Meyrick Sheen, because if he had agreed to move to London, we would not have had this wonderful actor in Theater and Film world view! Love XXX

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Comment by Gwendalyn on March 5, 2011 at 19:09

Maria!! Now I am completly compled to try to get to the Young Vic Theatre in London! If I get a second job I think I could do it! Hamelet runs from 10/28/2011 to 01/21/2012. What day is your ticket for? Also, I am now following you on Twitter. Hope you have a Sheentastic day. 

Comment by Maria M. on February 27, 2011 at 13:49
Dearest Gwendalyn please take a plane and come to London for HAMLET!! Don't miss it!! Hey you're on Twitter?? Follow me there (@mariamuser)  I've other 'SHEENIAN' twitter American friends, we can be all together in my Michael Sheen List!!! xoxox Love. Maria
Comment by Gwendalyn on February 27, 2011 at 4:22
And you get to see Michael play Hamlet, {jealousy sets in again!} Nah, I'm happy for you too! Watch for me, I will attain my goal soon to see Michael on stage performing theatre. I know when it happens for me I will weep with the sheer beauty and joy of the experience. Hope you have an absolute blast!
Comment by Maria M. on February 26, 2011 at 12:45


Thank you Gwendalyn, you're so kind...even if you're jealous of the photo I took last year with Michael...OUR GRATITUDE TO MICHAEL'S PARENTS!!! Yeahhhh

Thanks for your fine words about my dear mom and for your thoughts and prayers...I'll be strong, I promise. She was so happy that I'd bought ticket to see Michael's Hamlet! Love xoxo Maria

Comment by Gwendalyn on February 26, 2011 at 1:06

Ok Maria, just a little jealous over your profile pic!! WOW! Way to go, girl!!


Yes indeed. Most honored gratitude to Michael's parents. XOXO!!! (Brilliant shot of Michael!)


Maria, just got done reading some of your blog posts. My heart hurts that you have lost your mother. I dread the day that I too must face that fear. May you stay strong and know that someone you don't even know has you in their thoughts and prayers.

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