Earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Martin Luther King, Jr. in the 2014 film Selma and appears as a principal in the Christopher Nolan thriller Interstellar. He also played the role of Officer Danny Hunter in the television series Spooks.
He became involved in theater and acting because he was drawn into the industry by a pretty girl.
He was a supporting actor in Dog Eat Dog in 2001.
He married actress Jessica Oyelowo and together they had four children.
Jeff Daniels starred with him in the CBS movie, Sweet Nothing In My Ear.