Michael Shaeffer


Michael trained at Rose Bruford.

Theatre includes: A Very Expensive Poison, Girl from the North Country, All About My Mother (The Old Vic); Dear Elizabeth (Gate Theatre); How to Hold Your Breath, Burn, Friday Night Sex (Royal Court); The Illiad, Little Revolution, Mr Burns (Almeida); The Vote (Donmar Warehouse); Godchild (Hampstead Theatre); Table, London Road and The Threepenny Opera (National Theatre); The Merry Wives of Windsor and Twelfth Night (Stafford Gatehouse); Restoration (Headlong); Hamlet (Theatre Royal Northampton); Of Mice and Men (Mercury, Colchester); Dreams from a Summerhouse (Watermill, Newbury); Macbeth (Southwark Playhouse); Original Sin (Sheffield Crucible); The Beautiful Game and Jesus Christ Superstar (Really Useful Group); Oliver! (Cameron Mackintosh).

TV includes Karen Pirie, Rogue Heroes, The Treasure of the Black Swan, The Liberator, The Salisbury Poisonings, Chernobyl, The ABC Murders, Bodyguard, Rellik, Trauma, Brussels, Oasis, Taboo, Vera, Grantchester, New Tricks, SS-GB, The Last Panthers, Foyle’s War, Luther, Black Mirror, Mrs Biggs, Game of Thrones, and Parade’s End.

Films include: All the Old Knives, Radioactive, Star Wars: Rogue One, London Road, London Fields, Trance, Anna Karenina, Broken, Breaking and Entering, Kingdom of Heaven, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Radio includes The Interrogation, For Services Rendered, and Enemy Front.

Michael co-presents the award-winning podcast The Poetry Exchange

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