English actor most famous for his many television roles, including Brutus on Rome and Edmure Tully on Game of Thrones. He has also appeared in Academy Award-nominated films like Finding Neverland and Atonement.
He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998 and worked with the British improv comedy group Spontaneity Shop.
In 2003, he was nominated for a Royal National Theatre Ian Charleson Award for his performance as Tusenbach in a stage production of Three Sisters.
His mother was a teacher and his father was a producer for BBC.