While Micky McGregor may seem like a relative newcomer on British screens, he’s been acting for more than a decade. His love for the artform happened purely by chance: after being kicked out of school lessons for misbehaviour, he was made to sit in on a drama class and what could have become a troubled life was turned into a strong desire to pursue a career in the arts.
The Tyne and Wear-born actor graduated with an HND in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education in 2010 and has been honing his talent ever since. His early credits are predominantly for the stage before he made his television debut in the multi BAFTA-nominated CBBC series Wolfblood in 2016. That same year, he landed a small but memorable part as a kindhearted security guard in Ken Loach’s hard-hitting social drama I, Daniel Blake, which won Outstanding British Film at the 2017 BAFTA Film Awards.
To help disadvantaged communities discover the power of theatre, Micky co-founded Blowin’ A Hooley Theatre, a company dedicated to making theatre more accessible in deprived areas, showcasing authentic stories to typically non-theatre goers. He is currently in pre-production on an original play, Notice To Move, and is co-producing four short plays by local writers in a celebration of North East talent. Both productions will be touring in 2020.