- Made his acting debut as a leopard at his primary school in Peckham, London, at age 5.
- Studied at the Identity School in London.
- Appeared in the National Theatre's production of Six Parties in 2009 and played in two productions at the Tricycle Theatre, Category B and Seize of the Day.
- Was cast in a boxing drama, Da Brick, which was based on Mike Tyson's early life but the show was later passed upon by HBO in 2001.
- Nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer category in The Evening Standard Film Awards and the British Independent Film Awards.
- Named on Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2016.