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Michael Sheen enjoyed Manics video

Published 02/09/2010 | 10:33

Michael Sheen stars in the Manic Street Preachers' new video
Michael Sheen stars in the Manic Street Preachers' new video

Michael Sheen says he jumped at the chance to star in the Manic Street Preachers' new music video.

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In the video for (Its Not War) Just The End Of Love, the 41-year-old plays Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov opposite actress Anna Friel.

The Damned United star explained he was friends with the band's lead singer, saying: "We're all from the same place in South Wales and I've known James Dean Bradfield for a little while."

Speaking in LA as he promoted the release of children's movie Tinker Bell And The Great Fairy Rescue onto DVD in the States, Michael confessed he hadn't expected to be asked to work with the band.

"Why they wanted me to do it I have no idea!" he laughed.

He added: "The reason why I wanted to do it was because I'm a big fan of theirs and it was great to be a part of it."

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