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Sheen thanks Blair for boost

Britannia Awards: Michael Sheen

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With Tony Blair in his rear-view mirror, Britannia Awards British artist of the year Michael Sheen has more time to show audiences what else he has up his sleeve.

In the past year, Sheen has shown his versatility on screens big and small as a Liz Lemon love interest on “30 Rock,” the leader of the Volturi in “Twilight: New Moon,” the voice of the White Rabbit in Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland” and recently a grieving father in “Beautiful Boy.”

“I take on roles that interest me, whether they are real-life characters or not,” Sheen says. “I always have to feel like I have the opportunity to come out of each project a better actor than I went in.”

While thesp would like to “tell his own stories” in the future, he isn’t done spreading his acting wings in upcoming stage and film projects including “Hamlet” at London’s Young Vic, Disney’s “Tron: Legacy” and Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris.”

“Not long before (‘The Queen’) came about, I had been batting around in Hollywood for a while trying to get a film career off the ground,” Sheen says. “It wasn’t really going anywhere. It got to the point where I gave up on that. In no way did I think playing Tony Blair would open those doors.”

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