Michael has recently been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease but is still continuing to write and act - https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-66205458.
Michael trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London after studying Science at the University of Cambridge, where he performed with the famous Cambridge Footlights.
Michael is currently reprising the role of Naoise in LIE LOW at The Abbey Theatre Dublin and then The Traverse Theatre as part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Michael also recently filmed the role of Bonny in THIS TOWN created by Steven Knight for BBC1/Kudos.
Other tv credits include the role of Martin Corrigan in BLUE LIGHTS directed by Gilles Bannier for the BBC. Recent film credits include short UNHINGED which will premiered at the Dublin International Film Festival in Spring 2023 and feature BALLYWALTER by Stacey Gregg directed by Prasanna Puwanarajah for Empire Street Productions. Recent stage credits include LIE LOW written by Ciara Elizabeth Smyth which played at The Project Arts Centre as part of the Dublin Fringe Festival and The Lyric Theatre Belfast and the roles of Elbow in MEASURE FOR MEASURE and The Tailor in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW with The RSC for their 2019/2020 season.
In 2017 Michael co-wrote and performed his one man play MY LEFT NUT which was developed through the ‘Show in a Bag’ programme for the Dublin Fringe Festival. This production went on to tour Ireland and the North of Ireland and played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2018. The show was then picked up by BBC and developed into series of the same name for BBC3.
Prior to this other recent stage credits include Joe Dowling’s OTHELLO at The Abbey Theatre, Wayne Jordan’s RADAMISTO for NI Opera, BLACKOUT at The Lyric Theatre Belfast, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE ABRIDGED and THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST for Bruiser NI.
TV and film credits include a small part in his own show MY LEFT NUT for BBC, KRYPTON for DC Entertainment/Warner Bros, SOFT BORDER PATROL for BBC NI, GAME OF THRONES for HBO, feature film THE KEEPER for Zephyr Films and short film THE BLACK WEDDING for Montoya Productions.
Michael regularly lends his voice for BBC Radio Drama Series. Recent radio credits include THE CIRCUS, THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED, THE 100 YEAR BACKSTOP, HIDING OUT for BBC Radio 4, QUICK COMEDIES, WHAT HAPPENS IN ULSTER, LOUIS MACNEICE MEMORIAL LECTURE for BBC NI, RESISTANCE RADIO and WARM UP ACT for Roundhouse Radio as well as voice over work for Alain de Botton’s School of Life Videos.