Known for playing Asbo Severs on the Sky1 series The Smoke, this Welsh-born actor also appeared in two season seven episodes of ITV's Inspector Lewis. In 2016, he starred in the film Eddie the Eagle, playing Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards. He also stars in the Kingsman film franchise.
During his youth, he performed with both the Aberystwyth Arts Center and the National Youth Theatre. He later graduated from the famous Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
While at RADA, he was awarded the Stephen Sondheim Society's 2011 Student Performer of the Year Award.
He was born in Birkenhead, UK, but is also of Welsh descent. Growing up, his father ran a bed-and-breakfast and his mother worked in social services.
He and veteran actor Colin Firth were both cast in the Matthew Vaughn-directed spy movie Kingsman: The Secret Service.