Michael Lacey | Director

Touch Down
Shot over three days on Super 16mm, Touch Down went on to earn representation from the British Film Council at film festivals all over the world.
Touch Down by Michael Lacey
Holby City
Michael directed two of Holby City’s final episodes in November 2021. ‘Gods and Monsters’ and ‘Circle of Life’ were BAFTA Award-nominated in 2020.
Holby City directed by Michael Lacey
Father Brown
Series 10: ‘The Hidden Man’
Father Brown directed by Michael Lacey

“Judges praised the strong performances of Danny Miller and Lucy Pargeter in the tough intimate scenes, as well as their eye catching direction and locations, with the wintry beach setting bringing a “Scandi drama feel to the Soap”

Bafta and Broadcast Award Winner. Emmerdale. February 2017

“Sinead’s death in Coronation Street made Hayley’s look like The Sound of Music – but it was the right thing to do. The young mum’s final days were a tough watch – because they had to be”

Jonathon Hughes. Radio Times. October 2019

Grace's Story
Shot over four days with acclaimed cinematographer Geoff Boyle. Shortlisted at Edinburgh and Leeds international Film festivals.
Grace's Story directed by Michael Lacey
Casualty
‘No good Deed’ Series 36 Finale. Feature length episode. 2022.
Casualty directed by Michael Lacey
Continuing Drama
Michael has won every major Award in the UK with his continuing drama episodes. ‘Sinead Osbourne’s death’ was nominated for Virgin Media’s ‘Must see moment of the year’ 2020 Bafta Awards.
Coronation Street directed by Michael Lacey
Touch Down
Shot over three days on Super 16mm, Touch Down went on to earn representation from the British Film Council at film festivals all over the world.
Touch Down by Michael Lacey
Holby City
Michael directed two of Holby City’s final episodes in November 2021. ‘Gods and Monsters’ and ‘Circle of Life’ were BAFTA Award-nominated in 2020.
Holby City directed by Michael Lacey
Holby City
Father Brown
Series 10: ‘The Hidden Man’
Father Brown directed by Michael Lacey
Broadcast Awards Logo 2023
Michael Lacey Portfolio
Broadcast Awards Winner 2017
Grace's Story
Shot over four days with acclaimed cinematographer Geoff Boyle. Shortlisted at Edinburgh and Leeds international Film festivals.
Grace's Story directed by Michael Lacey
Casualty
‘No good Deed’ Series 36 Finale. Feature length episode. 2022.
Casualty directed by Michael Lacey
Continuing Drama
Michael has won every major Award in the UK with his continuing drama episodes. ‘Sinead Osbourne’s death’ was nominated for Virgin Media’s ‘Must see moment of the year’ 2020 Bafta Awards.
Coronation Street directed by Michael Lacey

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