- Descended from a viscount who served as Britain's Secretary of War at the turn of the 19th century, and is a nephew of a baronet; the family is listed in Burke's Peerage.
- Originally planned to be a journalist before deciding on acting.
- Starred in the World War I stage drama War Horse in London immediately after graduating from drama school.
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards
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