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Biography – Mikel is from Sligo. He trained at Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris. As an actor his work at the Abbey and Peacock Theatres includes The Playboy of The Western World, The Tempest, The Comedy of Errors and T_he Morning After Optimism_. He was a founding member of ‘Barabbas … The Company’. Mikel most recently appeared in The Man in The Woman’s Shoes, a one man show he devised with members of active age groups in County Sligo. He played in The Clerk and The Clown by Mark Doherty at the Galway Arts Festival and in Ionescu’s The Chairs, with the Blue Raincoat Theatre Company. He appeared in Enda Walsh’s The New Electric Ballroom for Druid Theatre Company which won a Fringe First, a Herald Angel Award and a Best Supporting Actor award for Mikel in The Irish Times Theatre awards. He has directed Diamonds in the Soil and The Lost Days of Ollie Deasy for Macnas. He directed Trad for Galway Arts Festival which went on to win a Fringe First in Edinburgh before touring internationally. Mikel directed the Enda Walsh plays Penelope and The Walworth Farce for Druid both of which won Fringe Firsts in Edinburgh . Most recently he directed The Country Girls for Red Kettle. As an actor films include The Commitments, Guiltrip, The Butcher Boy, Sweety Barrett, Love and Rage, The Last September, Three Joes, Ella Enchanted and Intermission.
Mikel recently toured his one-man show ‘The Man in the Women’s Shoes’.
Mikel recently appears in the feature film Jimmy’s Hall directed by Ken Loach, which premiered at the Cannes film festival 2014.
Mikel is currently appearing in ‘Ballyturk’ written and directed by Enda Walsh opposite Cillian Murphy and Stephen Rea.