Michael trained at the Drama Centre, London.
Theatre credits include: The Magna Carta Plays (Salisbury Playhouse); War Correspondents (Helen Chadwick Song Theatre – Greenwich and Docklands International Festival and tour); Therese Raquin, The Tempest, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 (Theatre Royal, Bath); A Tale of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate, Northampton); The Recruiting Officer (Salisbury Playhouse); Rats’ Tales (Royal Exchange, Manchester); The Woman In Black (Fortune Theatre, London); All’s Well That Ends Well, Nation, Harper Regan (National Theatre); Measure for Measure (Peter Hall Company, Theatre Royal Bath & Royal Shakespeare Company); You Never Can Tell (Peter Hall Company, Theatre Royal Bath and Garrick Theatre, London); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Peter Hall Company, Rose Theatre Kingston): Hamlet, Jubilee, The Comedy of Errors, Epicene or The Silent Woman, Clockwork Orange (Royal Shakespeare Company); Conversations with my Father (Old Vic); The Goodbye Girl (Albery Theatre); Life After Scandal, Osama The Hero (Hampstead Theatre); Oliver! and Coventry Mystery Plays Cycle (Belgrade Theatre, Coventry).
Television credits include: Londongrad, Parade’s End, The Colour of Magic, Sharpe’s Rifles (3 series), My Family (Christmas Special), The Lenny Henry Show - Delbert Wilkins (series 2), The Bill, Mary and Jesus, The Seventh Scroll and The Old Curiosity Shop.
Film credits include: Private Peaceful, Invisible Eyes, Sylvia, Four Weddings & A Funeral, Queen of Hearts and Little Dorrit.
Writing credits include: Tomorrow We Do The Sky and Soup (two solo plays written and performed by him at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh and Lyric Studio, Hammersmith, and on BBC Radio 4. ‘Soup’ was a Salisbury Playhouse production and winner of a Scotsman Fringe First award, and Best Actor nomination at Edinburgh Festival.) A Slight Tilt to the Left, Slow Train to Woking, Uncle Happy, Jam and Arnold Darwin's Getting Better (solo radio plays written and performed by him and specially commissioned for BBC Radio 4.)