Awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours, Sheen said he was looking forward to meeting the Queen for the first time.Thanks, German Twilighters!
"This is a huge honour," he said. "I am both thrilled and slightly mystified. But very grateful."
Sheen has played the former prime minister on two occasions - in The Queen and The Deal - which charted Mr Blair's rise to 10 Downing Street.
He added: "The Queen asked me what I was doing next and I was in the slightly tricky situation of saying 'I'm playing the prime minister again in a film about Tony Blair and Bill Clinton' and she said 'that must be a terribly difficult thing to do'."
June 3, 2009
Michael Sheen Gets Honoured by Queen :-)
Check out the video of Michael Sheen collecting his OBE for services to drama from Queen Elizabeth II at BBC News and read about it here.