Mike began his career shooting and directing documentaries before moving into features and television drama. Over the last two decades he has accumulated awards working with some of the most acclaimed directors working today. In 2000 he worked on Ken Loach’s THE NAVIGATORS and in 2003 his work on Kevin Macdonald’s TOUCHING THE VOID earned Mike a BIFA for Best Technical Achievement.
He has teamed up with Susanna White many times, notably on the BBC’s 2006 adaptation of JANE EYRE for which Mike was nominated for an EMMY. He went on to shoot Susanna’s debut feature NANNY McPHEE & THE BIG BANG before lensing her BBC/HBO TV series PARADE’S END which also earned Mike an EMMY nomination.
In 2007, he shot Michael Suscy’s HBO film GREY GARDENS, his work reaping another Outstanding Cinematography In a Miniseries or Movie EMMY nomination.
In 2012, Mike teamed up with Clio Barnard for her much-acclaimed feature THE SELFISH GIANT.
Mike has worked with director Roger Michell; the ITV film THE LOST HONOUR OF CHRISTOPHER JEFFRIES – for which Mike won a BAFTA – and then a Sky Arts adaptation of Joe Penhall’s play BIRTHDAY. In 2016 he shot Roger’s feature adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier’s MY COUSIN RACHEL.
Most recently, Mike has worked with Ralph Fiennes on his third feature THE WHITE CROW, due for release in 2018, a year that will also see the release of Mike’s latest collaboration with Susanna White, a feature called WOMAN WALKS AHEAD.