- Directed a number of episodes of the UK dramedy Teachers, earning a 2004 BAFTA Awards nomination for Best New Director for his work.
- The flower girl at his wedding to Gael Anderson was Apple Martin, the daughter of actor Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin.
- Father-in-law is Ian Anderson, front man for the progressive rock band Jethro Tull.
- Is a prolific voiceover artist who has narrated a number of documentaries and TV and radio commercials.
- Starred on several British shows, including This Life and Strike Back, before landing the lead role of Georgia sheriff Rick Grimes on AMC zombie series The Walking Dead.