Michael has over 40 years’ experience as an actor. Recent TV work includes Maigret’s Dead Man for ITV, The Last Panthers, Whitechapel, New Tricks, Midsomer Murders, the CANAL+ series Borgia and Doctor Who. Other TV appearances include Prime Suspect 2, The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Edge of Darkness and A Wanted Man. In film his most recent appearance was in Jake Chapman’s The Marriage of Reason and Squalor. Other films include Love Actually, Kingdom of Heaven, Charlotte Gray, Wilde, Heart of Darkness and Drowning by Numbers. He appeared in The Madness of George III and The Invention of Love, both for the National Theatre and was a member of the RSC for four seasons (including playing William Shakespeare in The Swan-Down Gloves at the opening of the Barbican Theatre). West End credits include Jean Anouilh’s Becket, Donkey’s Years, Bombing People at the Jermyn Street Theatre as well as two seasons at the Young Vic.