Attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Studied drama for a year at Fife College in Kirkcaldy.
Started a small theatre company in 1994 for locals students in Westhill. They put on a production of 'Much Ado About Nothing', where he played the role of 'Benedick'.
Attended Westhill Academy.
Has a twin brother called Iain and an older sister called Susan.
Grew up in Westhill, Aberdeenshire.
Graduated from RADA, in the same year as actresses Eve Best and Fenella Woolgar.