At age 15, was hired as a stagehand at the York Theatre Royal
Worked on stage for a range of directors including Tony Harrison, Alan Ayckbourn and Richard Eyre
Made his first TV appearance in "A Very Peculiar Practice"
Appeared on the British drama series "Band of Gold"
Had featured role in the British sitcom "The Thin Blue Line"
Had breakthrough role as Dave in his feature film debut, "The Full Monty"
Co-starred with Samantha Morton and Charlie Creed-Miles in "The Last Yellow"
Cast as Fred Flinstone in "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas"
Starred in the British situation comedy "Too Much Sun"
Played a butler of Chris Rock's character in "Down to Earth"
Had featured role in "A Knight's Tale," starring Heath Ledger and directed by Brian Helgeland
Co-starred with Guy Pearce in "The Time Machine"
Played Bill Miller in the CBS sitcom "Still Standing"
Re-teamed with Helgeland and Heath Ledger in "The Order"
Starred in the Disney live action feature "Around the World in 80 Days"
Cast in the short-lived British series "Bonkers"
Appeared in the British television adaptation of "Red Riding"
Cast opposite Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's adaptation of "Robin Hood"
Cast as Robert Baratheon in HBO's adaptation of author George R. R. Martin's <i>A Song of Ice and Fire</i> series, called "Game of Thrones"