- Is the son of two doctors and has a twin sister, Nicky.
- As a child, was a member of the Scottish Youth Theatre.
- In 2001, began a three-season run on the popular British soap opera Coronation Street.
- Played the title role in the BBC drama Young James Herriot, about the early years of the renowned veterinarian-author, and attended the same school as Herriot.
- His character in the BBC sci-fi series The Fades is English, so to work on the accent he would go into various London shops and try to speak as a local.