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  • Michael Sheen

    Born on February 5, 1969 in Newport, Gwent, Wales

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Masters of Sex (2013)

Michael Sheen as "William Masters"

William Masters and Virginia Johnson are known as pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research shoots them to fame on a trajectory that takes them from humble beginnings in the Midwest to the cover of Time magazine. Masters is a brilliant scientist who is out of touch with his own feelings. Johnson is a divorced mother who is ahead of her time on many fronts, including her determination to have a meaningful career. The pair's relationship isn't just professional, as it evolves into a three-way "marriage" with Masters' wife, Libby. "Masters of Sex" is based on Thomas Maier's book of the same name, which profiled the pair.

Golden Globe (2014) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

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The Sexual Revolution Is Here in 'Masters of Sex' Season 3 Trailer

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jun 9th 2015, 7:30AM

Jun 9th 2015, 7:30AM

Best of Late Night TV: Ricky Gervais' Lip Flip, Kathy Griffin's Britney Spears Experience (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Dec 10th 2014, 2:20AM

Dec 10th 2014, 2:20AM

Feeling Nostalgic? TV Might Remind You That the Past Wasn't So Great

Posted by
Gary Susman on Aug 8th 2014, 10:00AM

Aug 8th 2014, 10:00AM

'Masters of Sex' Season 2 Trailer: Mixing Business With Pleasure (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 27th 2014, 2:00PM

Jun 27th 2014, 2:00PM

'Breaking Dawn' Post-Credits Bonus Scene: Teased in Trailer?

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Nov 17th 2011, 3:30PM

Nov 17th 2011, 3:30PM

'Midnight in Paris' Review: The Best Kind of Tourism Any City Could Ask For

Posted by
Aiden Redmond on Jun 15th 2011, 5:00AM

Jun 15th 2011, 5:00AM

'Dark Shadows' Casts Johnny Depp Clone to Play Younger Version of Barnabas Collins

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 29th 2011, 7:15AM

Mar 29th 2011, 7:15AM

Quick Hits: 'The Professionals' Remade; '13 Assassins' US Trailer

Posted by
Peter Hall on Mar 28th 2011, 3:00PM

Mar 28th 2011, 3:00PM

Michael Caine, Mickey Rooney, Paul Giamatti: San Sebastian Festival Report

Posted by
Joe Utichi on Sep 30th 2010, 9:03AM

Sep 30th 2010, 9:03AM

Casting the BP Oil Spill Movie

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Jun 17th 2010, 2:00PM

Jun 17th 2010, 2:00PM

Movie Casting: Lee Majors, Bruce Dern Head to 'The Big Valley'

Posted by
Andrew Scott on Jun 9th 2010, 10:46AM

Jun 9th 2010, 10:46AM

Cinematical Late Night: Monsters Inc. 2, Green Hornet 3D, Saving Stephen Baldwin

Posted by
Peter Hall on Apr 22nd 2010, 11:15PM

Apr 22nd 2010, 11:15PM

Woody Allen Film Gets Michael Sheen, Kathy Bates and New Title

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on Apr 22nd 2010, 3:06PM

Apr 22nd 2010, 3:06PM

What Makes British Actors So Wonderfully Versatile?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Dec 27th 2009, 6:31AM

Dec 27th 2009, 6:31AM

Mirren to Play The Queen Again in Star-Studded Biopic?

Posted by
Elisabeth Rappe on Nov 30th 2009, 1:03PM

Nov 30th 2009, 1:03PM

Interview with The Volturi: 'Twighlight' Stars Dakota Fanning, Michael Sheen and Jamie Campell Bower

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Nov 23rd 2009, 9:58AM

Nov 23rd 2009, 9:58AM

'New Moon' Cast Discusses Nude Scenes and Halloween

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Moviefone Staff on Nov 20th 2009, 9:00AM

Nov 20th 2009, 9:00AM

Interview With the Volturi: Christopher Heyerdahl Dishes on 'Twilight: New Moon'

Posted by
Annette Bourdeau on Nov 19th 2009, 9:30AM

Nov 19th 2009, 9:30AM

Fresh 'New Moon' Images - The Volturi

Posted by
Erik Davis on Aug 28th 2009, 9:02AM

Aug 28th 2009, 9:02AM

What Happens When the Twilight Runs Out?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 6th 2009, 8:30AM

Jul 6th 2009, 8:30AM

Who Wants to Tour The 'Twilight' Set and Stalk the Cast?

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on May 26th 2009, 1:02PM

May 26th 2009, 1:02PM

Pattinson Confirms Fourth 'Twilight' Film

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Jessica Barnes on May 20th 2009, 9:32AM

May 20th 2009, 9:32AM

'New Moon' Asks Michael Sheen to Howl & Bite ... Again?

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 13th 2009, 9:45AM

Apr 13th 2009, 9:45AM

Zac Efron is 'Jonny Quest' and More Movie News

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Apr 13th 2009, 8:23AM

Apr 13th 2009, 8:23AM

Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore Become THE Bill and Hillary

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Mar 25th 2009, 4:55AM

Mar 25th 2009, 4:55AM

Michael Sheen Leads Leeds in 'The Damned United' Trailer

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Jan 31st 2009, 8:02AM

Jan 31st 2009, 8:02AM

Review: Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

Posted by
Peter Martin on Jan 23rd 2009, 2:32PM

Jan 23rd 2009, 2:32PM

5 Questions With: Ron Howard

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Dec 9th 2008, 1:00AM

Dec 9th 2008, 1:00AM

Review: Frost/Nixon

Posted by
James Rocchi on Dec 3rd 2008, 4:02PM

Dec 3rd 2008, 4:02PM

'Frost/Nixon' Exclusive Clip

Posted by
Thomas DiChiara on Nov 12th 2008, 9:00AM

Nov 12th 2008, 9:00AM

Trailers for 'Underworld 3' and 'Valentine 3D'

Posted by
William Goss on Oct 24th 2008, 8:03AM

Oct 24th 2008, 8:03AM

Casting Bites: Jack Black Becomes Jason Bourne & More!

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Oct 1st 2008, 7:02AM

Oct 1st 2008, 7:02AM

'Frost/Nixon' Lands a Proper Trailer

Posted by
William Goss on Aug 23rd 2008, 9:33AM

Aug 23rd 2008, 9:33AM

Here Comes Oscar Season: A Trailer for 'Frost/Nixon'

Posted by
Eugene Novikov on Aug 21st 2008, 5:03AM

Aug 21st 2008, 5:03AM

Fan Rant: 'The Deal' is Better Than 'The Queen'

Posted by
Eric Kohn on Aug 7th 2008, 5:02PM

Aug 7th 2008, 5:02PM

The Damned Unite for Clough Biopic

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 27th 2008, 11:32AM

Apr 27th 2008, 11:32AM

An Early Review for Ron Howard's 'Frost/Nixon'

Posted by
Jessica Barnes on Apr 21st 2008, 1:32PM

Apr 21st 2008, 1:32PM

Cinematical's Friday Night Double Feature: Tackling Drama with Humor

Posted by
Monika Bartyzel on Apr 11th 2008, 4:04PM

Apr 11th 2008, 4:04PM

Writer Peter Morgan Working on a Sequel to 'The Queen'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Oct 1st 2007, 12:32PM

Oct 1st 2007, 12:32PM

Oliver Platt On Board for 'Frost/Nixon'

Posted by
Patrick Walsh on Jun 26th 2007, 1:32PM

Jun 26th 2007, 1:32PM


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