Michael Sheen has made a bold and admirable decision to leave Hollywood behind and return to his hometown in Wales. The 55-year-old actor, known for his Welsh roots, has chosen to prioritize his family and his commitment to making a difference in his community over the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown.
Living just outside Port Talbot with his girlfriend Anna Lundberg and their two young daughters, Michael revealed in a recent interview that he feels a deep connection to his home country. His decision to move back was inspired by his experience working on a play in Port Talbot in 2011, where he witnessed the struggles of the local community in the face of economic challenges. This experience made him aware of the need for high-profile support for local initiatives and charities, prompting him to make a meaningful impact in the area that he calls home.
In addition to his personal reasons for the move, Michael has also made a significant professional shift. In 2021, he announced that he had become a “not-for-profit” actor, using his future earnings to fund charities and social projects. This decision, while initially daunting, reflects his commitment to using his wealth and profile to make a difference in the lives of others. He has already pledged significant financial support to various causes, including funding a bursary to help Welsh students attend Oxford University and stepping in to bankroll the Homeless World Cup in Cardiff after funding fell through.
Michael’s decision to leave Hollywood and focus on helping his hometown is a testament to his character and values. His dedication to giving back to his community and using his platform for good is truly inspiring. As he continues to make a difference in the lives of others, it’s clear that Michael’s heart and home will always be in Wales.