Sunday, April 12, 2009
Aro | Michael Sheen
By Site Moderator
Special Ability: Can read the thoughts of those he has been in physical contact with
About Them: Aro is the ultimate leader of the ancient vampire coven known as the Volturi that resides in Volterra, Italy. Regarded as "royalty" by other vampires because they have lived for well over three thousand years and act as police, they enforcing the rule that vampires' existence remain a secret from humans. They often send others to travel from Volterra to prevent overzealous covens and renegade vampires from exposing their kind. Aro is gifted with the ability to read every thought a person has ever had once he has made physical contact. Aro does have a wife, named Sulpicia. Aro typically does have good intentions when dealing the the Cullen family coven and Bella but tends to become over zealous and therefore loses control at points. A commanding leader and respected vampire among all, Aro is a force to be reckoned with.
Their Early History: Nothing is exposed of the long years that Aro has been a vampire. a few hints are made at his past during Carlisle's remembrance of his time with the Volturi but nothing can be discerned. Readers will have to be content with yet another vampire mystery in the Twilight saga. Perhaps more will be discovered about Aro in New Moon the film.
Name: Michael Sheen
Nick Name(s): None
Date of Birth: February 5th 1969
Height: 5' 9"
Hair: Naturally curly Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Fun Fact: One of Michael's first jobs was flipping burgers at the fast food restaurant Burger Master
Hometown(s): Newport, Gwent, Wales, UK; Los Angeles, CA; London, UK
Career: Studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art opened numerous doors for Michael as he scored his first starring role, opposite Vanessa Redgrave in When She Danced. Sheen quickly established himself as one of the most promising talents on the theatrical scene. He has acted in the BBC drama Gallowglass, Wilde, and the Underworld. Michael as also become well-known for his playing real-life characters: Tony Blair in The Deal, and The Queen, Kenneth Williams in Fantabulosa!, H. G. Wells in H.G. Wells: War with the World, and Emperor Nero in Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire. His other hits include Frost/Nixon, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, and The Damned Utd due. Michael Sheen was just recently cast to play Aro in the new hit saga Twilight for the sequel New Moon due out in theaters November 2009.
About Them: Michael Sheen was born in Newport, Monmouthshire to parents Irene and Meyrick Sheen. His father, Meyrick, is a part-time professional Jack Nicholson look-alike. Michael has one sibling, a younger sister named Joanne. Being dual talented, Sheen was offered a trial at Arsenal FC for his football talent but chose to pursue an acting career instead. His interest and growing passion in the theatre was gained through both school study and his parents being members of the local amateur dramatic group. After school Michael studied at RADA and had great success there. Michael has one daughter Lily Mo Sheen born in 1999 with long time actress girlfriend Kate Beckinsale. On July 6, 2007 the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD), the National Conservatoire of Wales, bestowed upon Michael an Honorary Fellowship at a Ceremony in St David’s Hall.
Quick Quote: "Wherever you come from, you carry the place with you."