- Discovered at age 3 while attending a production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle by a director who noticed his intense concentration.
- Mother accompanied him on set for all his projects until he began filming the TV series Skins when he was 17.
- Visited slums in the Kenyan city of Nairobi in 2010 to raise awareness about poverty as part of Christian Aid Week.
- Appeared in the video for the song "Lez be Friends" by the British musical-comedy act Midnight Beast in 2010.
- Modeled eyewear in a print ad for the 2010 Tom Ford spring collection after appearing in Ford's film A Single Man.
- Played a villain in a 2014 commercial for Jaguar, part of a series that also featured Ben Kingsley and Tom Hiddleston.