Known for his Tony-nominated performance in the 2008 Broadway revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses, this stage actor also earned a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in a 2001 English stage production of Arthur Miller's All My Sons.
After studying theatre and English literature at Stratford-upon-Avon College, he enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).
His television credits include recurring and guest roles on such popular series as House of Cards (as Adam Galloway) and Cutting It (as Finn Bevan).
He was born in Warwickshire, England, to an engineer father and a shop owner mother. He came out as gay in his early twenties and, in 1993, became romantically involved with fellow stage and screen actor Ian Gelder, who would become his long-term partner.
He and American actress Mamie Gummer shared the Broadway stage in the 2008 revival of Les Liaisons Dangereuses.