Having recently noticed him in the excellent but non-historical Good Omens, I thought, hey, Micheal Sheen has surely been in some frock flicks, hasn’t he? Why yes, and stop calling him Shirley, ba-dum-ching! Joking aside, his presence is often the best part of a historical costume movie, elevating a weak one and making a good one sparkle.
Lodovico in Othello (1995)
Bradshaw in Mary Reilly (1996)
Thomas Jordan in The Grand (1997)
Robbie Ross in Wilde (1997)
William Trench in The Four Feathers (2002)
Miles Maitland in Bright Young Things (2003)
Lord Oliver in Timeline (2003)
Priest in Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Tony Blair in The Queen (2006)
David Frost in Frost/Nixon (2008)
Tommy Atkins in Resistance (2011)
William Boldwood in Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
Dr. William Masters in Masters of Sex (2013-2016)
Malcolm Howe in Apostle (2018)
Aziraphale in Good Omens (2019)
OK, it’s not historical, but Sheen plays an angel who’s lived forever. One episode of the miniseries shows various historical times Aziraphale and the demon Crowley (played by David Tennant) have experienced together.
What’s your favorite historical costume role of Michael Sheen’s?