- Born on an army base; his family later settled in Leicestershire, England.
- Grew up near Sherwood Forest; his first paying job was playing the son of Little John in a walking tour of the Robin Hood story.
- Was a champion Muay Thai boxer as a teen.
- Trained at the National Youth Theatre and the National Youth Music Theatre.
- Appeared in the 2006 revival of Tom Stoppard's The Invention of Love at the Salisbury Playhouse.