Michael Sheen on art, fear and Amadeus: ‘David Suchet was in really good shape. I … am not!’
His breakthrough role was as a young Mozart in Peter Hall’s Amadeus, opposite Suchet’s Salieri. Twenty-three years later, Sheen returns to the play for Sydney Opera House – this time as Mozart’s rival
Those who have followed the career of the Welsh actor Michael Sheen might expect to encounter a chatty charmer, the “bare-footed buffoon” of his Twitter bio, a full-throated stage animal.
But when he meets Guardian Australia, “harried” is the word that springs to mind – a Sheen closer to the exaggerated version of himself he plays in the Covid lockdown TV hit Staged, not given to suffering fools. At one point I swear he rolled his eyes.