Audiences watching drama series 'Quiz' last night were blown away by Michael Sheen. The 'Frost/Nixon' star plays Chris Tarrant on the three-part show and people couldn't believe how accurately he recreated the iconic TV host.
In fact, on 'Good Morning Britain', Chris Tarrant himself noted how good Sheen captures his likeness.
"Michael Sheen is an actor, he's not an impressionist," Tarrant said. "He's a superb actor.
"I know exactly what my voice is like and I'm thinking, that is pretty close actually. Also, he does weird things with his body and I'm watching him going, 'God, I do do that.'
"There's a way that he stands, he's sort of flapping one leg like a duck and I'm thinking, 'I actually do do that as well.' He's very good."
Sheen plays Tarrant on 'Quiz', which dramatises the 2001 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' scandal involving Major Charles Ingram.
Ingram allegedly cheated his way to a million pounds alongside his wife Diana and accomplice Tecwen Whittock.
Even when the first image and trailer for 'Quiz' came out people were noting the physical likeness between Sheen and Tarrant thanks to the wonders of makeup.
But his actual performance, seen in the first episode of the show last night, is even better.
Chris Tarrant's son Toby noted how remarkable it is.
— Toby Tarrant (@tobytarrant) April 13, 2020
Plenty of fans took to Twitter to express how impressed they were.
I am completely obsessed with Michael Sheen’s Chris Tarrant voice. This is extraordinary #quiz
— Ryan Love (@RyanJL) April 13, 2020
Michael Sheen is so good as Chris Tarrant I think he should permanently replace him.
— Katy (@KatyJayne101) April 13, 2020
I know I said this last night but Michael Sheen is more Chris Tarrant then Chris Tarrant himself it's unreal #Quiz
— James Townsend (@der_commissar) April 14, 2020
Quiz. Very good. Michael sheen as Chris Tarrant- what a treat
— Emily Atack (@EmAtack) April 13, 2020
— Stephen Palmer (@PalmerVillain) April 13, 2020
— 𝒟💖𝓃𝓃𝒶 𝑀 𝒮𝓁𝒶𝒹𝑒𝓃📺 (@DonnaSLADEN) April 13, 2020
Michael Sheen has done it again. Just as I thought his take on David Frost, Tony Blair & Brian Clough was superb, his portrayal of Chris Tarrant on #Quiz is on point.
— Gare Kekeke (@garek80) April 13, 2020
— Gills (@Gill18405352) April 13, 2020