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Seven Facts About Prodigal Son Actor Michael Sheen: His Marriage, Career, Movies

Hendrix Published On Fri Feb 07 2020   Modified On Sun Feb 09 2020
Seven Facts About Prodigal Son Actor Michael Sheen: His Marriage, Career, Movies

Awarded with the Order of the British Empire, Michael Sheen is one of the biggest stars in the acting world. The Welsh-born actor is best known for his work on films like Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Underworld 2003, Passengers, etc.

In addition to this, he plays the role of Dr. Martin Whitly in the crime series Prodigal Son in January 2020. 

The star is also prominent in the theatre scene and has been nominated for multiple Olivier awards for his work. He shines along with the cast having Aurora Perrineau, Frank Harts, Bellamy Young etc. 

Read 7 Facts About Michael Sheen.

7. Michael Sheen Is A Politically Active Philanthropist

The thespian and feature film actor has used his influence for the greater good and has advocated people’s needs.

Sheen is an activist
Sheen is an activist 
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In 2018, he stated that he would increase his activism and political activities. In fact, he said that he would to his hometown of Newport, Wales to start grassroots organizing after Brexit. His hometown also voted in favor of Brexit.

6. Sheen Wanted To Become A Professional Soccer Player

While starting out the star wanted to become a footballer. He was scouted to play in the Arsenal youth team when he was aged just 12 but his family was unwilling to move to London, so his career as a footballer ended before it began.

Later, he said that he was grateful to his parents for the decision and he himself admitted that the chances of him becoming a footballer were slim.

5. He Is One Of The Biggest Theater Stars

Theater does not have as wide an audience as a film but some of the greatest actors are born on stage. The star also worked for a long time as a theater artist before making it big on the big screen.

Sheen doing a theater piece
Sheen doing a theater piece 
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Some of his best work came on stage and he is especially admired for his work on theater productions like Moonlight, Romeo and Juliet, Henry V (Lead Role), Frost/Nixon, etc.

4. Michael Was Awarded The Order of the British Empire

Sheen is recognized as a theatre great and no award encapsulates this more than being made the Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2009.

He was awarded the prestigious title for his incredible and legendary contribution to drama/theater.

3. Michael Sheen Is Not Charlie Sheen’s Brother

The actor is not related in any way to the infamous Charlie Sheen, while most people think that they are related because of their same last name, they are not.

He does have a sister named Joanne Sheen and is the cousin of Caroline Sheen.

2. Sheen Has Been Married 3 Times

The 51-year-old actor has been married three times. He is married to Anna Lundberg as of February 2020. The pair married in 2019.

Before this, he was married to Sarah Silverman from 2014 to 2018. His first wife was Kate Beckinsale whom he tied the knot in 1995. They divorced in 2003.

1. Michael Plays The Sadistic Dr. Martin Whitly On Prodigal Son

The actor masterfully depicts the convicted criminal who must help his son, a profiler in the NYPD with his case.

The audience of the show passionately follow it and a second season is already confirmed by Fox.

Prodigal Son also stars Salma Hayek, Keiko Agena, Tom Payne, and many other in the lead.