- Worked as a mini-cab driver in London.
- Dropped out of drama school to travel and become a painter.
- Starred opposite his brother, Jason Merrells, in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of The Comedy of Errors in 2007.
- Lost nearly 20 pounds before filming his role as Marcus Crassus in the STARZ series Spartacus.
- Jason Merrells — Brother
- Attended Sylvia Young Theatre School, London, England