He became notorious for his supporting role as Faramir in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. His roles as Carl in Van Helsing and Dilios in 300 bolstered his fame.
He used to be a caller for bingo games as well as an employer for an insurance company.
He read the poem, "The Crocodiles are Crying," at the memorial service for the late Steve Irwin.
He had two daughters named Eliza Jane and Millie with Kate Agnew, whom he married in 1994.
He played a role in Moulin Rouge, starring Nicole Kidman.