- Jokingly asked for five pounds to audition for This Is England.
- His Mother Sharon died in 2005 and This Is England was dedicated to her memory.
- Won a Most Promising Newcomer British Independent Film Award for his performance in This Is England in 2006.
- 2008, Tribeca Film Festival — Best Actor in a Narrative Feature: Winner
- Grimsby Institute of Further And Higher Education, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England (Photography)