After playing the role of Michael Caffrey in the 2000 film version of Billy Elliot, this Englishman abandoned his acting career in favor of military service with an infantry unit of the British Army.
Early in his acting career, he appeared in several episodes of the television series Peak Practice.
Before ending his military career in 2008, he served two tours in Iraq.
He settled in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, with his fiancee Christine and the couple's daughter, Hannah-May.
He and Jamie Bell were both in the cast of Billy Elliot.