- First major role was on the British soap Coronation Street.
- Met his future wife, Sarah Parish, on set in 2004 while filming the series Cutting It.
- His first child with Parish, Ella-Jayne, was born with a heart defect and died at 8 months; the couple later conducted a fund-raiser for the pediatric unit of the hospital that treated her.
- His character on Primeval, Stephen Hart, inspired an action figure.
- Performed his own stunts on Primeval.
- Is the great-grandson of Richard Hollins Murray, who invented the reflecting lens in 1927.