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Michael began his professional career at Liverpool Playhouse in the 1984 production of Cavern of Dreams by Carol Ann Duffy. The next few years saw him appearing almost exclusively at the Everyman in Liverpool, where he appeared in such shows as The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui. Hamlet, The Winter's Tale, The Taming of the Shrew, She Stoops to Conquer, Three Sisters and No Holds Bard. Michael was the first 'guest star' in the Olivier Award-winning The Play What I Wrote, directed by Kenneth Branagh. Other theatre work includes: Be Bop a Lula, Blood Brothers (Leicester Haymarket); Anything Goes (national tour).
Film work includes: No Surrender by Alan Bleasdale; Distant Voices, written and directed by Terence Davies; The 51st State, directed by Ronny Yu and starring Samuel L Jackson.
Michael is probably best known to television viewers as Sinbad. a role he played for 15 years in Channel 4's Brookside. He then spent six years playing Ken Hopkirk in Yorkshire TV's The Royal and was most recently Jerry Morton in Coronation Street. Michael also played Howard in this year's Manchester 24/7 Festival production of Dancing to the Sound of Crunching Snails by Joe Graham and directed by Joyce Branagh. He has just finished performing in the musical Our Day Out at Liverpool Royal Court.
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