Michael is a classically trained Actor / Director with a proven track record of over 30 years experience.
Graduated from Drama Academy in 1980 and has gone on to Direct and Perform in all forms of theatre including: Street Theatre, Fringe Theatre, Provincial Theatre, Repertory Theatre and No.1 (West End) Theatre.
Working extensively in Television, Theatre, Radio, Teaching, Advertising and Corporate Videos.
Also a nationally recognized authority
on the life and work of Dylan Thomas.
Member of British Equity.
3 year Diploma in all aspects of Performing Arts.
Theatrical Directors Diploma,
Certificate of Freelance Directors (C.F.D.)
Certificate of Fight Directors
(for Performing and Directing stage combat).
Teaching Certificate for Performing Arts.
Accomplished and respected elocution, voice and text coach.
Director of Children's Theatre Summer School
Adult's Theatre Workshop Director
Excellent Pantomime Dame.
Qualified in Signing for the Deaf - Stage 1&2
Public Speaking Coach
(past clients include well known personalities, politicians and performers).
On the NODA
list of Directors.
Michael is also available for directing amateurs in
musicals, plays, pantomime, voice, text, workshops, drama school
auditions, individual and group coaching.
Height - 5'11"
Chest - 44"
Waist - 34"
Build - Medium
Eyes\Hair - Brown
Playing Age -50 - Death.
"Michael is a very versatile
character actor, who has gained considerable experience through his vast
range of work in T.V., Theatre and Advertising.
He is well suited for Classical, Drama or Comedy roles."
'The Stage' - Nov.1994
"Recommended Guidelines for
Ethical and Responsible Behaviour by Theatre Directors", instigated by Simon
Dunmore at British Equity's Theatre Directors' Committee 1994.
I AM AN ACTOR
Nobody is going to care what kind of sacrifices it takes. They just want to
be entertained. They want to laugh and cry and feel things through me and
talk about it later. They will scrutinize my work while not having the first
clue of the level of commitment it takes. And if I try to tell them what it
takes, they won't care...it's not important to them and for that matter,
it's not important to me. What is important to me is that, I am an actor.
I don't possess a lot of self-confidence. I'm an actor so I simply act
confident every time I hit the stage. I am consumed with the fear of
failing. Reaching deep down and finding confidence has made all my dreams
"A person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players
- James Agate