Michael Sheen says Sir David Frost put a restraining order on him.

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The Frost/Nixon actor – who portrays the legendary British TV broadcaster in the film and also played him in a stage production of the same name by Peter Morgan – claims Frost took legal action when he “stalked” him and took photos on his cell phone.

He joked: “I kind of avoided meeting Sir David until after we’d opened on stage because I was a bit worried about feeling protective of him too early – it’s a fairly ‘warts and all’ portrayal.

“But then I saw him walking down the street one day and I have to admit that I was his stalker and I followed him around.

“I watched how he walked and took pictures of him on my phone. And that’s why there’s a restraining order on me. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.”

The Welsh-born actor – who portrayed former British Prime Minister Tony Blair in both The Queen and The Deal – admitted Frost was “very supportive and generous” while he prepared for the role.

Michael added to BANG Showbiz: “He’s the ultimate club member. He knows everybody. He introduced me to the Prime Minister Gordon Brown for God’s sake.”