Michael played Sir Anthony Eden in the original production of The Audience at London’s Gielgud Theatre. He has since appeared as Leonato in Much Ado About Nothing at London’s Old Vic with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave, directed by Mark Rylance; and as Wyn Griffith in National Theatre Wales’ acclaimed production of Mametz, set on the Somme in 1916.
Other theatre includes Rope (Almeida), The Long Road (Soho Theatre), Three Sisters, Cymbeline (Royal Exchange, Manchester), The Solid Gold Cadillac (Garrick Theatre), Revelations (Hampstead Theatre), Broken Glass (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Darwin in Malibu (Birmingham Rep.). A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Troilus & Cressida, All’s Well That Ends Well (Regent’s Park Open Air); The Seagull, A Penny For A Song (Richmond’s Orange Tree).
Films include: The Iron Lady, Shadowman, Half Moon Street, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, A Touch of Class, Decline and Fall. Michael played a much younger Anthony Eden in NBC’s The Gathering Storm with Richard Burton as Churchill.
Television includes: Becchi in Da Vinci’s Demons (Starz), BBC America’sSharpe’s Challenge, The Tudors, The Queen’s Sister ,Sir Edward in Robin Hood; Into The Storm (HBO); Small Island, Foyle’s War, Lionel Logue in Bertie & Elizabeth (Masterpiece Theater); Burne-Wilke in ABC’s War & Remembrance.