Michael Lacey | Director

About Michael

Michael Is a Multi Award winning director of Television Series Drama with over thirteen years of experience helming memorable and enduring episodes of Coronation street, Emmerdale, Casualty and Holby City. 

Michael Started out directing High End Corporate and TV Commercials in Japan, Mexico and LA, before making the move into the competitive world of Serial Drama.

Most recently Michael has directed a feature length series finale on BBC Studio’s flagship medical Drama Casualty and two episodes for the BBC on Period Drama Father Brown.

Michael is rare in the sense he is an Actors director, who technically feels at home with action SFX/VFX set pieces or intimate Character driven drama. Obsessed with subtext and capturing emotional truth, Michael has an innate ability to craft story and character through action into a highly moving piece of work.

“It’s always an exciting privilege to work with Mike Lacey. I have complete trust in him as a director, a creative, a leader, and a generator of ideas…and he has never let me down.

Collaborating with him means always feeling in safe hands, no matter how complex or challenging the project. Mike approaches his work with skill and integrity, and will always deliver the best results possible.

As well as a great talent, he is fair, inclusive, and a wonderful company member; making him a great asset to any team lucky enough to work with him.”

Kate Oates – Head of Continuing Drama
BBC Studios

“I would recommend Mike to anyone looking for someone reliable to do anything. He is driven to direct, so that’s what he does but with the skill, creativity, enthusiasm, energy, discretion, commitment and good judgement he would bring to any task, but that is not common to everyone.

His desire to get the best out of all he works with translates as a collaborative leader with a clear vision that is irresistible and engaging. Every project I’ve worked with him on has been realised with finesse and delivered with aplomb. 

He’ll always be on my shortlist of directors.”

Sean Gleeson – Series producer
Holby City & Father Brown