Michael was born in Withington, Manchester and is of Irish origin.
He can currently be seen in the feature film, HURRICANE in cinemas and on digital platforms, directed by 2 time BAFTA and EMMY winning director, David Blair. Other recent work includes the feature film, MRS LOWRY AND SON directed by Adrian Noble where he plays Mr Lowry opposite Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall. The film was nominated at Edinburgh Film Festival for Best Film and is due for release in August 2019. Michael has also been filming for the upcoming series of PEAKY BLINDERS which is due to air later this year.
Previous screen roles include: COLD FEET (Big Talk Productions); REG (LA productions); SCOTT AND BAILEY (Red Productions), MOVING ON III (LA Productions/BBC) and DCI BANKS AFTERMATH (Left Bank Pictures/ITV) amongst others.
Alongside his acting, Michael is also a producer and director. In early 2019, he made his directorial debut with short film, UNDERWATER. The film was first screened in April 2019 and will be screened on Sky Arts.
Michael also founded the Inspire Actors Studio in 2016, which delivers screen acting classes and workshops and includes master classes with award-winning directors.