Michael Sheen on why he loves Lyra Belacqua

Michael Sheen returns to narrate The Secret Commonwealth, the second instalment in Philip Pullman’s The Book of Dust trilogy.  Watch how the Welsh actor immerses himself in the Pullman world to develop unique character voices. 

Michael Sheen says of Philip Pullman's books: 

"The worlds and characters that Philip Pullman has created matter; they mean a lot to me and to other people as well, and I hope that Philip’s happy with my interpretation of the characters, their dynamics and relationships. I've become so invested in Lyra through the His Dark Materials series and into this new one. In The Secret Commonwealth I found myself so moved by what she goes through and what she's struggling with."

Author Philip Pullman says:

"I am thrilled that Michael Sheen will be returning to read the audiobook of The Secret Commonwealth.

"Michael was phenomenal in his reading of the characters in La Belle Sauvage, even leading to an award win last year. I have no doubt that listeners will continue to be moved and entertained by his exhilarating performance.

The Secret Commonwealth audiobook is out now.

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more