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The reason why Michael Sheen is sporting a startling ‘80s mullet and quiff

21 Oct 2021 3 minutes Read
Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel starring in ‘Last Train to Christmas’.

David Owens

His propensity for coiffured reimagining is legendary, but even Michael Sheen has outdone himself in his new incarnation.

Looking for all the world like a lost member of Kajagoogoo and A Flock Of Seagulls with a touch of nightclub king Peter Stringfellow for good measure, the Welsh acting titan is sporting a quiff and mullet combo that couldn’t be more ‘80s if it tried.

The press image of Sheen, who plays an nightclub manager, pictured with Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel, is to publicise the forthcoming Sky Original film, ‘Last Train to Christmas’, pulling in to Sky Cinema from December 18. It also comes with a caption from Sky suggesting a petition is launched for Michael Sheen’s quiff and mullet to have its own postcode.

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Sky TV shared a publicity shot from the film with the caption: “A first look at Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel starring in ‘Last Train to Christmas’.

“A Sky Original, pulling in to Sky Cinema 18 December. Petition for Michael Sheen’s quiff and mullet to have its own postcode.”

Sky describe the plot of the film thus: “Tony Towers (Sheen) is about to take the trip of a lifetime.

“It’s 1985 and he’s a successful nightclub manager, a local celebrity and engaged to a much younger woman, Sue (Emmanuel). 

“Things are going great. But when he embarks upon the 3:17 to Nottingham for a Christmas family reunion, things get a little strange.

“Moving up a carriage to the buffet car lands him in 1995, where he finds his clubs have failed and his life has fallen apart.

“Tony discovers that by moving up and down this fateful train, he can transport himself forward and backward to various stages of his life.

“Not only that, but the actions he takes in one carriage directly affect his life in the next.”

Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel starring in ‘Last Train to Christmas’.

Julia Stuart, director of original film at Sky said: “At Sky Cinema we are rounding off our Christmas slate for 2021 with a film starring top British talent including Michael Sheen and Nathalie Emmanuel.

“This project joins other Sky Original films for the season including A Boy Called Christmas and A Christmas Number One.”

Ironically, for Doctor Who fans keen to see Michael Sheen as a time traveller, they will get their wish, just not in the way they expected!

Last Train To Christmas will be available from Sky Cinema and streaming service NOW from December 18

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Ed Jones
Ed Jones
1 month ago

Potential cheesy Christmas film? Count me in!

Dai Rob
Dai Rob
1 month ago

Looks like Barons in Swansea in 2010!!!!!

Huw Davies
Huw Davies
1 month ago

Michael S tringfellow!

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