The actor, activist and Newport-born Hollywood star Michael Sheen is set to be the guest at the M4 Business Network event on May 7.

At the event he will reveal how Welsh businesses can support the international Homeless World Cup, which arrives in Cardiff this summer.

In a break from the event’s usual format, Sheen will take part in an on-stage interview at the Celtic Manor Resort, where he will talk about his career on stage and screen and his work to support charitable causes tackling issues such as homelessness, at UK and international level.

Those attending will also have the chance to put their own questions to the actor, whose roles have included his BAFTA Award and an Emmy nominated performance as Tony Blair, playing the controversial football manager Brian Clough in The Damned United, and Olivier Award nominated portrayal of the broadcaster David Frost in Frost/Nixon, a role he revisited in the 2008 film adaptation of the play.

The event is an opportunity to learn why Sheen felt compelled to take a lead role in the successful bid to bring the international Homeless World Cup to Cardiff this July, and the part Welsh businesses can play to support the goals of the international tournament to aid the estimated 100 million homeless people worldwide.

Speaking on this topic, Michael has said: “I am so excited to have won the rights to bring the tournament to Wales. We are going to deliver the best tournament yet. I am incredibly grateful to the many partners across Wales who helped us get to this point.”

M4 Business Network chairman Paul Byett, who is also managing partner of its main sponsor, UHY Hacker Young, said: “It’s a privilege to have someone of Michael’s calibre join the network’s stage. His skill as an actor has made him one of Wales’ most successful exports, but what I’m sure will inspire our guests the most will be to hear why Michael is so passionately dedicated to using his profile to benefit others and encourage more to do the same.”

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