Actor, writer and comedian Michael Smiley is well known for his 2011 role as hit man Gal, in Ben Wheatley’s Kill List (for which he won Best Supporting Actor at the British Independent Film Awards and Best Actor at the Total Film Frightfest) and cycle courier Tyres, in cult TV series Spaced. Other roles include the devilish O’Neill in A Field In England (2013), computer expert Benny, in BBC 1’s multi-award-winning Luther, George Lusk in the BBC’s Ripper Street and Baxter in Channel 4’s Black Mirror’s, White Bear.
A successful stand-up for 20 years, Michael was an award-winning international headliner, and his trilogy of self-penned one man plays brought him acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe. His play, The Immigrant, premiered at the Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival in Belfast in May 2012. His BBC series, Something to Ride Home About, about him cycling around his native Northern Ireland, screened in 2014.
In 2014, he will be appearing as Reynolds with Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn in Kevin McDonald’s Black Sea, and as Shannon alongside Stephen Graham in David Leon’s Orthodox.