Previously at Chichester Sir Humphrey in Yes, Prime Minister (also tour and Trafalgar studios) and Sir Andrew Ffoulkes in The Scarlet Pimpernel (and Her Majesty’s Theatre). He also appeared in Radio 2’s Friday Night is Music Night from the CFT in 2010.
National Theatre credits include Cornwall in King Lear, Soranzo in ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Marco in A View From the Bridge (Best Supporting Actor nomination), Maitland in Tons of Money, and the Rivetti brothers in A Small Family Business.
West End credits include Richard Greatham in Hay Fever (Duke Of York’s Theatre) Billy Flynn in Chicago (Adelphi and Cambridge Theatre), David Buckle in Donkeys' Years and Fowles in The Old Masters (Pinter), Paulet in Mary Stuart (Apollo), Arno Krestchmann in Democracy (Wyndham's), Sam in Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), Paul in Company (Donmar and Albery), Burton in Burn This (Hampstead and Lyric), Charles in Look Look (Aldwych), Mervyn in Henceforward (Vaudeville).
Theatre includes The Argument and Loyalty (Hampstead Theatre), Sweet Charity In Concert (Cadogan Hall/RPO), Oh! What a Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Less Than Kind (Jermyn Street Theatre), and Taking Steps (Orange Tree Theatre).
Television includes Grantchester, EastEnders, Foyle’s War, A Touch of Cloth, Above Suspicion, Lead Balloon, Minder, Lewis, New Tricks, Doctors, Green Wing, Midsomer Murders.
Films include The Iron Lady, V for Vendetta, Topsy-Turvy.
Michael is also a best-selling author, broadcaster and journalist; books include What’s My Motivation, The Rules of Acting, and the Costa-shortlisted Fatty Batter.