He has appeared in several comedy series, including the UK version of The Office, as Boyce in both the first and second series of Green Wing, According to Bex, Nathan Barley, The IT Crowd and Rescue Me.
In 2004, he re-wrote the lyrics to the Beatles' "Let It Be" to a song about the English soccer player Wayne Rooney and recorded it in collaboration with actor Stephen Campbell Moore along with a number of other actors and journalists. The song was reprised and re-recorded, with rewritten lyrics, for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and became a hit on YouTube, with 200,000 hits.
He has also narrated most of the "Alex Rider" series of audiobooks by Anthony Horowitz, although Dan Stevens replaced him as reader for Snakehead, Crocodile Tears and Scorpia Rising.
In early 2006 he played the role of Captain Leonard in Sharpe's Challenge, starring Sean Bean, while 2007 has seen him in the TV comedy Bonkers, written by Sally Wainwright as well as a drunken Petruchio in The Taming of the Shrew at the Wilton's Music Hall. In 2006 he also appeared as Christian in "Cyrano de Bergerac" at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. He later appeared in Peter Hall's production of The Portrait of a Lady. He then made his West End debut in late 2008 in Lisa Kron's comedy, Well. In 2010 he appeared alongside Dame Judi Dench in Hall's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.
He was also cast in Ben Miller's feature-length debut comedy film, Huge, which premiered in June 2010. The following year has seen him appear in two episodes of Silent Witness, whilst also playing one of the leading roles in the Royal National Theatre production of One Man, Two Guvnors alongside James Corden. He also appeared in the BBC Three Comedy Bluestone 42 as Captain Nick Medhurst.
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