First major role was on the British soap Coronation Street. Met his future wife, Sarah Parish,on set in 2004 while filming the series Cutting It. His first child with Parish, Ella-Jayne,was born with a heart defect and died at 8 months; the couple later conducted a fund-raiser for the pediatric unit of the hospital that treated her. His character on Primeval, Stephen Hart, inspired an action figure. Performed his own stunts on Primeval. Is the great-grandson of Richard Hollins Murray, who invented the reflecting lens in 1927.