Michael Sheen is directing a series for the BBC
Michael Sheen is directing a series for the BBC.
The 53-year-old actor is due to appear with 'Pulling' star Sharon Horgan in 'Best Interest' as well as a second series of 'Good Omens' next year but is also stepping behind the camera for the first time for a show that was delayed by the onset of COVID-19."
He said: "I've got Best Interests with Sharon Horgan for the BBC coming up in the spring and the second series of 'Good Omens' next summer. I'm directing a series for the BBC - the first time I've directed anything to do with the camera. I've been developing it for a long time - we were ready to do it earlier, but the pandemic shut things down."
Meanwhile, the 'Quiz' actor is also starring as Coleen Rooney's lawyer in the upcoming Channel 4 drama based on the Wagatha Christie trial - which saw footballers wives Coleen and Rebekah Vardy embroiled in a libel case stemming from a series of leaked Instagram posts - and believes that the infamous case said "so much" about Britain as a culture.
He told Metro newspaper's Sixty Seconds column: "We only say what was said in court - that was really compelling. As an event, it seemed to say so much about us as a culture. Rather than just being about those people, it puts all of us on trial. Essentially there are two working-class young women being shouted at by posh men and everyone really enjoyed it: entertainment meets class war. Football and tabloids... I found it fascinating."