Mike began his career in documentaries before moving into features and television drama. In 2000 he worked on Ken Loach’s THE NAVIGATORS and then, in 2002, he shot the documentary feature ‘TOUCHING THE VOID’ with director Kevin Macdonald for which he won a BIFA Award for Best Technical Achievement.
He has collaborated many times with director Susanna White, most notably on ‘JANE EYRE’ for the BBC (an EMMY nomination and RTS Award for Best Cinematography) and also as 2nd Unit Director / DoP on ‘GENERATION KILL’ for HBO.
In 2007, Mike worked on HBO’s ‘GREY GARDENS’ with director Michael Sucsy, earning a 2nd EMMY nomination, and in 2009 he re-teamed with Susanna White for the feature film ‘NANNY McPHEE & THE BIG BANG’ and then again in 2011 for the BBC/HBO production of ‘PARADE’S END’ which saw Mike win a 3rd EMMY nomination.
In 2012 he teamed up with director Clio Barnard for her much-aclaimed feature, ‘THE SELFISH GIANT’.
His most recent work includes the ITV drama ‘THE LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFRIES’, for which Mike won both BAFTA and RTS awards, and the two-part BBC film ‘THE OUTCAST’, directed by Iain Softely.
Mike has continued to work on documentaries, including Kevin Macdonald’s ‘MARLEY’ and Anthony Wonke’s ‘RONALDO’, as well numerous commercials.