Gallowglass (1993)

Michael Sheen plays Joe in this dark British television miniseries adaptation of Ruth Rendell’s novel of the same name. After being saved from throwing himself in front of an oncoming train, Joe’s saviour, Sandor (Paul Rhys), demands of him a life debt as a ‘gallowglass’: a servant to a chief. He enlists Joe’s assistance in his plot to kidnap Nina, a young, wealthy, married woman who Sandor is obsessed with.

The drama was Michael’s first TV job.