Father is a vicar in the Church of England and mother is a professional musician and music teacher.
At university, was once kicked out of a cathedral for rehearsing pagan rituals for a production of The Wicker Man.
Cofounder of Dog Ate Cake, a theater company dedicated to farce and previously undiscovered Victorian comedy.
Starred in The Pillars of the Earth, based on the Ken Follett best seller; the author admits that the fictional Kingsbridge Cathedral was inspired by England's Salisbury Cathedral, where Oakes' father is canon.
Did not use a stunt man for his thrown-off-a-bridge death scene in The Borgias.
Fiona Brockhurst — Mother
Jeremy Oakes — Father
Sarah Mudd — Sister
University of Manchester, Manchester, England (BA in English and Drama, 2005); Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England (2007)