Primarily known for his work on TV, he has been featured in series including Hunderby, W1A, The Casual Vacancy and the BAFTA-nominated Holy Flying Circus. He also voiced Nelson the Fox in Mongrels and has had film roles in Paddington, The Foreigner and Stan & Ollie.
He studied English at the University of Cambridge.
He was one of five members of the Perrier Award-nominated sketch and improv group Dutch Elm Conservatoire.
He has two children with Philippa Allam.
He starred opposite Steve Coogan in the film Stan & Ollie.