His role in Mr. Robot earned him an Emmy Award for Best Lead Actor in a Drama series in 2016. His role in Bohemian Rhapsody earned him several awards, including a Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild Award and an Academy Award for Best Actor in a leading role.
He has a twin brother named Sami and is of Egyptian descent. He dated his Bohemian Rhapsody co-star Lucy Boynton from 2018 to 2023. He later began dating Emma Corrin in 2023.
He played a role in the TV miniseries The Pacific, which Steven Spielberg executive produced.