- Wanted to be a soccer player until the age of 8, when he realized that he wasn't good enough to play professionally and started drama classes instead.
- Credits his grandfather Cliff Roberts, a mime and ventriloquist artist, as an inspiration to become an actor.
- Appeared as Drax the Henchman in the pantomime Snow White at the Pavilion Theatre in Worthing in 2009.
- In 2012, starred in the Tim Burton-directed video of The Killers song "Here with Me," where his character falls in love with a wax figure.
- Returned to his high school, Lewis Pengam, to film scenes for his directorial debut Just Jim in 2014.