Best known to audiences for his role as the eleventh incarnation of The Doctor on the hit sci-fi series Doctor Who. The role earned him a BAFTA Award nomination in 2011.
He aspired to be a professional soccer player until spinal injuries sidelined his career.
He won a National Television Award for Most Popular Male Drama Performance in 2012.
His sister, Laura Jayne Smith, appeared in the 2004 music video of the Eric Prydz song "Call on Me." He had dated model Daisy Lowe and in 2015 he began dating Actress Lily James.