- Dropped out of school as a young teenager.
- Aspired to be the lead singer of a band while growing up.
- Worked as a ticket scalper before pursuing a career in acting.
- Studied performing arts at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.
- Performed the role of Daz in Gregory Burke's stage production of On Tour at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005.
- Met Tom Hardy on the set of Peaky Blinders and have remained close friends and worked together numerous times since.