He can play the guitar, and does swimming and yoga to keep fit.
He is a supporter of the charities Amnesty and Greenpeace.
Supports Chelsea football club.
He has a son Sonny (born 2001) and a daughter Honour (born 2006), with actress wife Caroline Catz. They met on the set of the TV programme The Bill (1984).
Ranked #86 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for his performance as Andy Hunter (2010).