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Wednesday 28 January 2015

Sheen excited about Hamlet role

Michael Sheen will tackle the role of Hamlet
Michael Sheen will tackle the role of Hamlet

Michael Sheen can't wait to get stuck into Hamlet.

The Frost/Nixon star is to take the titular role in the Ian Rickson-directed play at the Young Vic theatre in October and, despite the nerves, is looking forward to putting his stamp on the iconic part.

"It's a play that I've been asked to do a few times, and the circumstances, for whatever reason, weren't quite right. It's one of the greatest plays ever written. It's one of the biggest challenges for an actor," he told Collider.

"I started working with a director who I really liked and who I thought would be a good director for that project, and found the right theatre, so I thought, 'Well, I should probably do it now, before I get too old'."

He added: "So, we're going to have a go at it."

Michael, who stars in Woody Allen's Midnight In Paris, has played a diverse range of characters in his career, ranging from former Prime Minister Tony Blair to the White Rabbit in Alice In Wonderland, and villainous vampire Aro in the Twilight Saga.

"I love being able to play as many different characters, in as many different worlds as I possibly can. That's what I really enjoy," he said.

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