A versatile character actor and a passionate artist, Mike grew up in North East of England before he moved to London and began his training at Drama Studio London and Redroof's Film and Television School, before studying Meisner Technique with actress Eva Pope and director Brian Olivier.
A consummate creative, with a fearless and charismatic attitude to his work, in a short space of time he has undertaken a plethora of quirky, fierce and charming characters, building a diverse range of credits across stage and screen including leading roles in 'Trainspotting' (Lord Stanley Theatre) 'The Duchess of Malfi' (New Diorama Theatre) 'Night Must Fall' and 'King John' (Mary Wallace Theatre).
His on screen credits include ' The Genius of Turner' (BBC2); independent horror film 'Voodoo Magic' (E=MC2) with Danny John Jules and Mervin Lukeba, 'Color Me Grey' (Blackbox Creative) and 'Easy Virtue' (Ealing Studios).
In 2011 he founded Old Lamp Films Limited - and wrapped the company's first project 'The Journey of Alfred Small' in summer 2014, after which the film picked up the award nomination for Best Ensemble Cast at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards. This was followed in 2016 by Old Lamp Entertainment.
Luisa studied Drama and Theatre Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, and then furthered her training at Central School of Speech and Drama, achieving a distinction in Postgraduate Acting Musical Theatre.
Luisa forms part of the CIRQUE DU SOLEIL database of performers as a highly confident and skilled physical comedy performer. She is also a fearless character actress, dynamic performer of stage and screen, voice over artist, professional puppeteer and a seasoned Performance Capture Artiste.
Her professional body of work includes The Cat in Hat (The National Theatre / Young Vic); Tree Fu Tom (CBBC) and Assassins Creed Black Flag (Ubisoft), alongside work with Pinewood Studios, Audiomotion Studios, Ubisoft Montreal, BBC, Sheffield Theatre, York Theatre Royal and BBC3 Comedy.
Old Lamps is lead by the creative vision of our core team. With a combined 10 years in the entertainment industry, we put our creative juices together to come develop the company's projects across the board.