- Attended kindergarten with Peter Morgan.
- Had his first television role at 22.
- Featured in art duo Gilbert and George's photographic work The World.
- Enjoys driving camper-vans.
- Is close friends with Harry Enfield.
- Was awarded an honorary doctorate from Bournemouth University in 2007.
- Appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II in her 2015 Birthday Honours.