Michael was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on the 2nd of April 1977.
His parents later moved to Ireland and Michael was brought up in Killarney, County Kerry.
Michael attended St. Brendan's College in Killarney and his parents run The West End House Restaurant there also.
Michael now though, is based in London, where he has his own production company called 'Peanut Productions'.
Michael starred in the January 2004 Guinness ad called The Quarrel, in which his character swims all the way to New York from Ireland, to apologise to his best friend , no less ! Filmed on location in Dublin, Clare and New York, the 60 second advert was directed by James Brown .
Michael had many minor roles in various tv shows but his first major film role was as Sergeant Burton P. Christensen in Steven Spielberg's ' Band Of Brothers', which lead to parts in the BBC's Gunpowder, Treason and Plot as Guy Fawkes, Canadian movie 'A Bear named Winnie' and Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking, to name but a few.
Michael then went on to guest appearances in Murphy's Law and William and Mary, and Poirot.
Michael's most notable role though, is that of fallen angel Azazeal in Sky One's supernatural drama 'Hex'.
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|Untitled Terrence Malick Project||TBA||Cast||tbd|
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|X-Men: Days of Future Past||May 23, 2014||Erik Lehnsher/Magneto / Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto / Erik Lehnsherr / Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto / Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto - Young||8.4|
|The Counselor||Oct 25, 2013||The Counselor / Counselor / The Counselor||4.8|
|12 Years a Slave||Oct 18, 2013||Cast / Edwin Epps / Edwin Epps||8.0|
|Django Unchained||Dec 25, 2012||Cast||8.5|
|Prometheus||Jun 8, 2012||David / David||6.5|
|Haywire||Jan 20, 2012||Principal Cast||5.6|
|Shame||Dec 2, 2011||Brandon||7.9|
|A Dangerous Method||Nov 23, 2011||Carl Jung||6.3|
|X-Men: First Class||Jun 3, 2011||Erik Lehnsherr/Magneto||7.8|
|Jane Eyre||Mar 11, 2011||Edward Rochester||7.2|
|Centurion||Aug 27, 2010||Centurion Quintus Dias / Quintus Dias||6.4|
|Jonah Hex||Jun 18, 2010||Burke||4.6|
|Inglourious Basterds||Aug 21, 2009||Lt. Archie Hicox||7.7|
|Angel||Mar 18, 2009||Esmé||5.0|
|Hunger||Dec 5, 2008||Bobby Sands||8.0|
|Eden Lake||Oct 31, 2008||Steve||6.4|
|300||Mar 9, 2007||Stelios||7.1|