Graduate of the University of Salford.
Was friends with Joanne Froggatt before filming Other People's Children (2000).
Was ranked #15 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
Top 5 favorite albums are "Check Your Head" by the Beastie Boys, "Pink Moon" by Nick Drake, the Stone Roses' self-titled album, "Demon Days" by Gorillaz, and "Rain Dogs" by Tom Waits.
Was in a band called the Dilated Spies.
Required a dialect coach to speak with an American accent in 21 (2008).
Was more than happy when he was offered a role in Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010), because he always wanted to provide a voice in a animated feature, and said the movie was "breathtaking", "a new and exciting experience" and felt it was exactly what he needed in his career.
Graduated with an HND in Media and Performance in 1999 from the University of Salford, UK.
Was one of the actors considered to play the lead in the Spiderman reboot.
Has an older brother named Will and a younger sister named Tia.
Was in a relationship with musician Mickey O'Brien from 2003-2012. The two met while their respective bands were sharing a rehearsal space.
Best friends with his ''Across The Universe (2007)'' co-star Evan Rachel Wood.
He was a final contender for the role of Peter Quill/Star Lord in Guardians Of The Galaxy (2012) before Chris Pratt was cast.