After the death of his mother when he was 10, he and his brother chose to live in a children's home in London instead of being sent to America to reside with a relative. He stayed in foster care for eight years.
Aspired to be a professional rugby player as a teen.
Was introduced to acting after following a girl he was interested in to an audition for a play.
Was once employed by the British government's social security office.
Penned the autobiographical TV film, Storm Damage, in 2000.
Wrote the well-received play The Sons of Charlie Paora, which opened in London's Royal Court in 2004.
Landed the role of Robert Hawkins on Jericho after his first audition.
2019, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer - Drama: Nominee
Celine — Daughter
Georgia — Daughter
Phyllis Mary James — Mother
Giselle Glasman — Significant Other
Kester James — Brother
Romy — Daughter
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London, England (1988)