THE QUEEN star Michael Sheen has forgiven his ex-girlfriend Kate Beckinsale after she left him for the director of the film they were working on together. The British actor was in a relationship with the Pearl Harbor beauty for nine years before she left him for director Len Wiseman while they were both filming the 2003 movie Underworld. But Sheen, who has young daughter LILY with Beckinsale, insists he bears no grudges. He says, "The honest, truthful way of looking at it was that our relationship had come to an end, and the only option was for Kate to meet somebody else. "I was never going to leave my daughter. And Kate would never have just said, 'Right, this is over, goodbye.' It became inevitable that there would have to be a third person involved. "I've always tried to resist being the victim because that's just not true."