He studied acting at the North Cheshire Theatre School and played cello in various youth orchestras.
He performed in a stage production of Flashdance The Musical and participated in the tour of Calendar Girls from 2010 until 2011.
He dated beautician Victoria Roscoe from 2004 to 2012. The couple welcomed a son named Freddie in 2007.
In 2005, he co-starred with David Warner in the one-night-only play, Night Sky, at London's Old Vic theater.