Raised in Cambridge and Bristol, England
Early TV credits, acting in a remake of "Suspicion" (aired in USA on PBS' "American Playhouse") and a British TV remake of the World War I drama "Journey's End"
Understudied, than replaced, Daniel Day-Lewis in the title role of the National Theatre production of "Hamlet"
Starred in the West End production of "The Voysey Inheritance"; won an Olivier Award as Outstanding Newcomer
Appeared in the TV drama "A Fatal Inversion"
Supported Judi Dench and Michael Williams in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of "The Gift of the Gorgon"
Feature film debut, played Hindley Earnshaw in remake of "Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights"
Co-starred with Alan Cumming in stage play "La Bete"
Appeared in RSC productions of "Love's Labour's Lost" and "The Country Wife"
American film debut as the villainous Jack Devlin opposite Sandra Bullock in "The Net"
Portrayed the real-life schizophrenic composer Peter Warlock in "Voices From a Locked Room"
Had leading role as the dashing Mr. Knightly opposite Gwyneth Paltrow in "Emma"
Starred opposite Mira Sorvino as her scientist-husband battling genetically altered cockroaches in "Mimic"
Cast as a real estate developer who falls in with a group of free spirits in the British TV-movie "The Tribe"
Played a gangster in Sidney Lumet's remake of "Gloria", starring Sharon Stone
Returned to the London stage to play half of a gay couple in "Certain Young Men"
Portrayed the lawyer representing the title character in David Mamet's remake of "The Winslow Boy"
Had title role in Oliver Parker's film version of Oscar Wilde's play "An Ideal Husband"
Co-starred in the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of Henry James' novel "The Golden Bowl"; premiered at Cannes
Played a government operative investigating a potential spy ring in "Enigma"; screened at Sundance
Portrayed British actor-composer Ivor Novello in "Gosford Park", director Robert Altman's period mystery
Cast as a 19th-century poet in "Possession", helmed by Neil LaBute
Appeared in "The Statement", about a former Nazi executioner
Starred opposite James Caviezel in "Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius," based on the life of olf legend Bobby Jones
Had a supporting role in Michael Winterbottom's "Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story"
Cast as Thomas More in the Showtime series, "The Tudors"
Co-starred in "The Invasion," a film based on the 1956 film "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"