If you’re a Neil Gaiman and/or Terry Pratchett fan, then you must’ve heard by now that Good Omens—the novel cowritten by these two literary icons—is getting a TV series adaptation. Slated for release in 2019, actors David Tennant and Michael Sheen have been cast as Crowley and Aziraphale respectively, a demon and angel who must work together in light of an impending, divine apocalypse.
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Tennant and Sheen have both risen to fame in the UK, thespians whose talents have crossed over to Hollywood through numerous projects in both television and film. Their brand of acting is not unlike a taste of afternoon tea with some yummy scones on the side—sophisticated where it counts and always fulfilling. In order to get a better understanding of their craft and how they might contribute to Good Omens as a whole, FHM.com.ph has chosen its favorite performances of these two superstars.
Grim and often funny in the way of super-dark comedies, Broadchurch was more a character study than your typical police procedural or whodunit. As detective Alec Hardy, Tennant delivers a chilling performance of a man coming to grips with his profession as he searches for the murderer of a young boy in a quaint town. Tennant’s lanky frame and nuanced facial expressions lend him a languid quality that works well for this macabre tale.
Younger Whovians are more likely to be familiar with Tennant's stint on the long-running series. His Time Lord was always witty and collected—those huge, bug eyes always ready and hinting at more fantastic adventures. Plus, let’s not forget he got to work next to the uber-hot Billie Piper.
A nemesis like heroine Jessica Jones’ Kilgrave is always creepier than some bulked-up baddie. He’s smart. He’s charming. He’s got mad telepathic powers that are simultaneously sly and slimy. Despite having his neck snapped at the end of the first season, fans are demanding a return, and rumors are Tennant was so good, that he might just make a killer comeback.
Based on the play by Peter Morgan, the movie is a loose adaptation of the Frost/Nixon interviews from 1977. Sheen plays David Frost, the English journalist who went toe-to-toe with the controversial American president in a heated televised interview. The dialogue-driven script allowed Sheen to exploit his theater background, which was bolstered by an equally riveting turn by character actor Frank Langella as Richard Nixon.
Midnight in Paris
Your career isn’t complete if you haven’t starred in a Woody Allen flick, and Sheen’s supporting role as the fancy Paul Bates is the perfect antidote to Allen’s New York neurotic—brash, confident, into the arts, and very, very unlikable. He helped elevate the time travel film into a realm that straddles both critical and commercial success.
Masters of Sex
Sheen forayed into mainstream television with this provocative period drama about Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, forward-thinking researchers of the ‘70s who pioneered studies about human sexuality. As Masters and Johnson, Sheen and costar Lizzy Caplan earned a number of award nominations—proving that, even with the boob-tube as his medium, he is capable of making an impact.
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