Is a vegetarian and a keen runner, competing in marathons until 2000. During his time on the show, he would often run through downtown Cardiff before dawn.
Was married in 2010, and became a father in February 2012. His wife’s name was never made public until they divorced in 2015, but he spoke movingly about her and his two children in public on a few occasions.
Worked at a supermarket and as an artist model in the late 80s when his acting roles were few and far between.
Like the 5th Doctor Peter Davison, attended the Central School of Speech and Drama. His original ambition was to play football for Manchester United. He still attends matches regularly.
Only has a license to drive automatic cars. This complicated things when he competed in Top Gear, as the crew had to look for an automatic car for him.