Michael’s work for film and television has been widely recognised, winning an EMMY award in 2014, as well as a BAFTA nomination and 2 further EMMY nominations for the critically acclaimed BBC series Sherlock, which he scores with David Arnold.
Prior to achieving acclaim as a composer himself, Michael enjoyed significant achievements as a music editor on blockbuster films such as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Love Actually, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men. Michael’s first film experience was as musical assistant, co-producer and arranger to the late Michael Kamen, with whom he collaborated for 5 years. During this time Michael worked on projects including X-Men, Band of Brothers, The Iron Giant and Metallica – S&M. He has also arranged or written additional music on a number of major film projects, including Hot Fuzz, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.