Michael Urwin

Michael Urwin

From dancing to acting, osteopathy to directing, Michael Urwin’s career path has been wide ranging and well-travelled.

Starting his career touring the world with the Lindsay Kemp Company; he later starred in the 1996 independent film Boyfriends; later turning his hand to directing a short documentary film, Mosaic, which was screened at the CineCity Brighton Film Festival.

He’s now an osteopath working in Brighton and Eastbourne. In 2022, he married James Tucker and together they filmed Brighton Portraits: A Year in the Life.


The cinema HOUR: A year in our city



Duke's at Komedia

Brighton as a city has a long and storied history of film and cinema. It’s been the backdrop to iconic movies and television, from Quadrophenia to Mr Bean, and is home to the oldest cinema in the UK.

So, for this HOUR at Brighton Summit, we’re celebrating our city in film for a screening of Brighton Portraits: A Year in the Life at Duke’s at Komedia. Made in 2022 by Brighton filmmakers James Tucker and Michael Urwin, Brighton Portraits captures the sights, sounds and historic events of our beloved city over the course of a year.

The resulting film is very much not a picture postcard – or tourist promotion – but a reflective time capsule presenting a 24/7 view of Brighton in all its humanity, beauty and ugliness.