Stage and screen actor Michael Sheen is best known for his roles as Tony Blair in The Queen, David Frost in Frost/Nixon and Aro in Twilight. Michael became a Unicef UK Ambassador in October 2014 and began supporting Unicef UK in 2010 when he took part in that year's Soccer Aid.

In 2012 Michael returned to play as captain for the "Rest Of the World" team in Soccer Aid. That year, the event raised £4.9 million for the world's children.

Early in 2013, Michael visited Unicef projects in Chad to see how Soccer Aid money is making an impact on child hunger. Michael had a chance to witness first hand the impact that the UK public's money is having on malnourished children affected by ongoing food insecurity in West Africa. After the trip, Michael was interviewed by The Times, and also wrote a short diary.

In November 2013, Michael travelled to Lebanon to meet some of the children who have fled the conflict in Syria. He spoke about his visit on ITV and also wrote a personal account for the Sunday Telegraph.

See a photo story and video diary from Michael's Lebanon trip.

In 2014 Michael continued his support of the children of Syria by taking part in the No Place Like Home campaign for Unicef's Syria Winter Appeal. In February he visited the first Rights Respecting School in Wales, where he led conversations on the future of children in Wales.

In June 2014, Michael again took part in Soccer Aid 5 by captaining the 'Rest of the World' team, which he led to victory over England. Michael's victory on the field led to the most successful Soccer Aid to date, with over £5.3 million raised for children. 

In March 2015 Michael travelled to Guatemala where, as part of the Children in Danger campaign, he highlighted the need for a target on violence against children in the new Sustainable Development Goals. On his return Michael undertook a variety of media including a personal diary for The Telegraph. Michael also spoke about his visit with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Labour Leader Ed Miliband and Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development.

In December 2015, Michael was a guest editor of The Today Programme, using the opportunity to highlight Unicef's work for Syrian children

Most recently, in March 2016, Michael returned to Lebanon and also visited Za'atari refugee camp in Jordan to witness the impact of the war in Syria 5 years on. He also took part in Unicef UK's first ever Facebook live interview

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Unicef UK Ambassador Michael Sheen visits Unicef supported programmes in Chad 2013. © UNICEF/Chad/Jordi Matas/2013
Unicef UK Ambassador Michael Sheen visits Unicef supported programmes in Chad 2013.© UNICEF/Chad/Jordi Matas/2013