Best known to audiences for his role as the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor on the hit sci-fi series Doctor Who. The role earned him a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011.
He aspired to be a professional soccer player until spinal injuries sidelined his career.
He won a National Television Award for Most Popular Male Drama Performance in 2012.
In 2010, he replaced David Tennant as The Doctor in Doctor Who.