- Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
- Attended the University of Birmingham with Matthew Goode
- He obtained a first class degree in Drama at Birmingham University before spending two years, from 1994 to 1996, at the National Youth Music Theatre.
- He graduated from RADA in 2001.
- Appearing as "Stanley Kowalski", opposite Rachel Weisz and Ruth Wilson, in "A Streetcar Named Desire" in the Donmar Warehouse London. (September 2009)
- Playing the title role of Macbeth at the Globe theatre in London. (May 2010)
- Plays the guitar and the cello, and has worked with the London Sinfonia.
- Boarded at Uppingham School in Rutland.
- On 7 August 2011, swam the 16 miles long Lake Zurich Swim race to raise funds for Guy's and St. Thomas's Neonatal Unit, in memory of Alfie Blacksell.
- Lives in Dalston, London.
- Was brought up in Colchester, Essex, UK.
- Is a son of a consultant physician and a charity worker, and has a younger brother and sister.
- Has worked twice with Tom Riley. First in Lost in Austen (2008) and then in Da Vinci's Demons (2013).
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