Joe Simpson ACT project

For artist Joe Simpson’s project “ACT” he asked British actors what roles they dreamed of playing. Michael Sheen said he always wanted to be Max from Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, and Joe produced this beautiful painting. My imagination was also ignited by this book as a child, and I think Michael makes a perfect Max. Let the wild rumpus start!

The ACT project was due to be part of Joe’s 2020 Exhibition Tour, which has been paused due to world events.

This is a trailer for a documentary on the making of the ACT project. Joe has said that he hopes the documentary will be released at some point soon:

A time lapse video of Joe painting Michael as Max:


Joe’s Facebook post about the painting

The ACT project on Joe Simpson’s website

Buy prints and oversized postcards of Michael Sheen as Max at Joe Simpson’s shop