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Watch: The many times Michael Sheen stood up for Wales

05 Feb 2024 2 minute read
Michael Sheen

When Michael Sheen was asked on a quiz show to create a stirring speech for Robert Page’s Wales ahead of their World Cup clash with England, he possibly couldn’t have imagined the outpouring that would follow.

To say that the response to the rousing, passionate, shine-tingling words he conjured up an episode of Sky’s sports comedy quiz A League Of Their Own was incredible, would be an absolute understatement.

The clip of the actor, campaigner and all-round Welsh icon’s rallying cry spread far and wide and has been viewed millions of times online.

For those only recently discovering the actor’s lyrical magnificence and the beauty and power of his language, well, they should know one thing – he does this all the time.

To us in Wales, Michael Sheen’s oratory skills are no hidden secret, he has been standing up for Wales for years.

Below, to mark the Welshman’s 55th birthday we’ve selected those many examples of spellbinding speeches that astounded, entertained, captivated, motivated – but above all demonstrated his wondrous way with words.

After viewing these speeches most people would freely acknowledge that when/if Wales gains independence that Michael Sheen should immediately be installed as leader.

Who could possibly deny such a patriotic Welshman who wears his heart on his sleeve and has fire in his belly.

He continues to fly the Welsh flag on a global stage and for that we should be truly grateful to have him on our side.

Sound up. Headphones on. Enjoy!

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4 months ago

Listen to one or two of these wonderful speeches and then try to deny the inner voice which says, ‘Yes, I too want a sovereign Wales. And, I will not rest until the day our flag is there, at the opening of the Olympic Games, that Cymru too has a place at the UN assembly and, we are a nation equal to our European neighbours.’ This is why I am independentist. I believe in our nation. I have the ambition, the bravery and the courage to work to make the red dragon soar across the globe. For our voice, a… Read more »

Linda Jones
Linda Jones
4 months ago

Michael Sheen as first minister would get my vote. He is passionate about making life better for all Welsh people, he also has charisma and great oratory. There is no one in the Senedd today who comes close, they are a very mediocre lot on the whole.

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