BBC’s Silent Witness is a British crime drama that has been gracing our screens since 1996.
Having cast members such as Liz Carr, Emilia Fox and David Caves, it’s no surprise that the BBC drama has become a fan favourite.
But you may be surprised to know that one particular Silent Witness cast member is connected to another very famous star.
Caroline Sheen, who plays DI Meredith Hughes on the BBC show, is related to none other than Michael Sheen.
Showing that talent clearly runs in the family, the pair are cousins.
Michael has appeared in numerous shows and films, such as Good Omens, Twilight and The Queen.
Now a Hollywood star, the 52-year-old Welsh actor has been performing in roles in 1992.
Caroline has previously spoken about her cousin and her early acting days.
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Due to being born to parents who were involved in local theatre, the Welsh star’s love for acting began when she watched her parents perform.
Speaking to South West Argus, she said: “From then on I started acting. I joined the Gwent Young People’s Theatre in Abergavenny and I did three summer courses at the National Youth Theatre of Wales.
“My cousin Michael [Sheen] had gone off to drama college and made a success of it. So I went off to college at 18 and got my degree.”
Despite being an inspiration, Michael Sheen isn’t the only ‘talented Michael’ in Caroline’s life.
The actress is married to actor Michael Jibson and together they share daughter Flora, who was born in 2013.
Michael, who was born in Kingston Upon Hull, has appeared in many movies himself, which include The Lighthouse, Devil’s Bridge, To Olivia and The Thirteenth Tale.
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