Born in North London, Michael trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and The Moscow Arts Theatre.

His acting career began at the age of five, when he appeared in the hit BBC television series, All Creatures Great and Small. After a brief stint as a child actor, Michael returned to acting in 2002, appearing in EastEnders (BBC), Silent Witness (BBC) and NBC drama A.D. The Bible Continues. Michael also featured in Guy Ritchie’s Man from U.N.C.L.E, Robert Marshall's Nine, a Telecom Italia commercial directed by Sam Mendes, Artemis Fowl directed by Kenneth Branagh and The Protector directed by Tosca Musk. His stage credits include productions of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Calendar Girls.

In 2016, Michael was nominated for Best Actor in a Short Film at the Madrid Film Festival, for his role in Please Don't Feed the Animals, directed by Daisy Long.