Having left school at the age of sixteen to become a baker, he worked in hotel kitchens in Germany and Sweden before returning to the UK where he worked as a pastry chef in London. Graduating from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in 2003 following a three-year Acting course, he attended the College of Further Education in Plymouth studying Performing Arts.
His other credits include roles in Judge John Deed, Midsomer Murders, Hustle, Family Affairs, Totally Frank, Tripping Over, Heartbeat, New Tricks, Casualty, Waterloo Road and Mr Selfridge, along with the films Mr. Right, Dread, Red Tails, The Cosmonaut, Open Desert and Across the River. On the other side of the camera, he wrote and directed the short films Desire and Eliana.