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Martin Sheen on new Moby Dick drama and The West Wing

20 December 2013 Last updated at 00:04 GMT

Award-winning actor Martin Sheen, best known for his performances in The West Wing and Apocalypse Now, tells the BBC why he enjoys working in the UK.

Sheen also discusses what drew him to his role in BBC One's film The Whale which is based on the true events that inspired the novel Moby Dick.

Watch The Whale on BBC One at 9pm GMT on Sunday 22nd December or watch later on the BBC iPlayer.

Video produced by Alex Dackevych