- At age 25, quit working as an interior designer and enrolled in drama school.
- Debuted on the big screen in The Theory of Flight (1998), playing a gigolo opposite Helena Bonham Carter.
- Established himself on television in the BBC/HBO series Rome, starring as Titus Pullo.
- Studied art in college and demonstrated his skill on the TV show Watercolour Challenge in 2001.
- Played the Cardinal in a 2003 Royal National Theatre production of The Duchess of Malfi, opposite Janet McTeer.
- Ruth Gemmell — Ex-wife
- Elisabetta Cariacca — Significant Other
- Leonardo George Stevenson — Son
- Sebastiano Derek Stevenson — Son
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England