Trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts, whose alumni include Hugh Bonneville, Matthew Goode, Minnie Driver and Julian Fellowes.
Best International Newcomer (for the Libertine) at the Ischia Global Film Festival July 2006.
Nominated for Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards 2005 for Libertine.
Won 'Outstanding New Talent' Golden Satellite at the International Press Academy Awards 2005 for Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont.
Has played a German in two films: The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008) and The Young Victoria (2009).
Was nominated for the Best Live Action Short Film at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for his film, "Steve," that he wrote and directed.
Began a relationship with model/actress Aimee Mullins, since 2012. The two married in 2016.