- Spent his childhood backstage at his mother's fashion shows, hanging out with models like Kate Moss.
- Attended weekend drama workshops at Riverside Studios in London.
- Studied at the Youngblood Theatre workshop while Carey Mulligan was also a student.
- Landed his first acting job at age 15, appearing as a waiter on the British teen soap Hollyoaks.
- Started college as a French literature major, but dropped out after two weeks to pursue acting.