Watch: The many times Michael Sheen stood up for Wales
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 on this week’s episode of Sky’s sports comedy quiz A League Of Their Own has been incredible, would be an absolute understatement.
The clip of the actor, campaigner and all-round Welsh icon’s rallying cry has been spread far and wide in the intervening 24 hours since it was posted, and by now must surely have been viewed millions of times online.
For those only now 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 we’ve selected those many examples of spellbinding speeches that astound, entertain, captivate, motivate – but above all demonstrate 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.
And if Robert Page doesn’t employ him as assistant coach in charge of team talks at the World Cup, then somebody really does need to have a word.
Sound up. Headphones on. Enjoy!
Michael Sheen for President of The Republic of Wales 🏴 pic.twitter.com/dTL823UNuH
— Owen Williams 🏴 (@OwsWills) April 26, 2021
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We need more people like Michael Sheen to inspire us. We are a proud, strong nation and that needs to be promoted far and wide.
If only or political leaders in all and any party had the gravitas if this man, Michael Sheen a worthy Prince of Wales
When is Michael Sheen going to stand for the Senedd or Westminster! This man leads, where as the proverbial sheep follow their English masters 🙄
As an Welsh actor Michael Sheen travels the world, is wealthy, has a base in California, but I find he always takes & defends Wales wherever he goes. He’s not only politically & socially aware but not afraid to ruffle the feathers of those in power.
Diolch yn fawr Michael. Y Gymro balch. 🏴 #CaruCymru ❤️
I think Michael would make for the greatest Welsh politician since Aneurin Bevan, his charisma and delivery demands attention and I believe he is truly passionate about our nation.