- Went to Australia as a teen to work in the drama department of a school in Perth and decided to take up acting upon his return home.
- The day he graduated from LAMDA, he left his diploma on a bus.
- Was directed by Madonna in 2010's W.E.
- Does not watch horror films even though he has starred in several.
- Has played a King (W.E. 2010), a knight (Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, 2002)---and a character named Bishop (Rise: Blood Hunter, 2007).