He’s playing the Prime Minister… again! British actor, Michael Sheen who became known, famous and now just clingy for his portrayals of well-known public figure, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has portrayed him three separate times, The Deal, The Queen, and now in The Special Relationship. The later of the three will debut on May 29th on HBO. The film dramatizes the working relationship between Blair and Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
Playing a Prime Minister has Sheen thinking in political terms. During a Los Angeles interview, Sheen said that, Blair’s successor, Gorden Brown’s situation would be a “brilliant kind of Shakespearean tragedy” if it didn’t affect so many people. Brown resigned as Prime Minister last week’s election went against his labour laws.
Sheen believes it was Brown’s reluctance to make himself “vulnerable” and his hesitation to call a national election that led to his downfall. Playing a Prime Minister so many times, Sheen should know what it takes to get the job done.
What do you think of Michael Sheen playing the same character for the third time? Think he’s addicted?