- Trained with the National Youth Theatre.
- One of his earliest jobs was to sell insurance over the phone.
- When going to audition for drama school in New York in 2002, his airplane was diverted by fighter jets and he was wrongfully arrested at JFK airport for being a suspected terrorist.
- Accepted a BAFTA award on behalf of director Chris Morris in 2011.
- Appeared in Hamlet with the Young Vic Theatre in 2011.