DATE OF BIRTH : 21st June 1977
HEIGHT : 5ft 11
FAMILY : Father, Michael. Mother died of a heart attack, whilst he was a drama student. ‘It was the biggest loss in my life and I still miss her but you use these things to give you focus in everything you do.’ Brother, Stewart, a physics teacher.
PREVIOUS RELATIONSHIPS: Split from Coronation Street co-star Samia Ghadie in 2012.
Divorced from Sam, a sign language interpreteur, after marrying in 2003.
CHILDREN : Two children with Sam. , Son (b. 2005).
STUDIED : St Augustine’s Catholic College, Trowbridge.
TRAINED : Bristol Old Vic
REAL-LIFE CASUALTY ACCIDENTS : Will was hit by a car whilst on his bike, when a drama student ‘The driver didn’t see me. I had 17 stitches in my back and two in my arm. My hip was badly grazed and my legs were black with bruises but I didn’t break anything – I think it was because it took me by surprise and I was quite relaxed. An ambulance rushed me to hospital but I was OK. It made me realise that you need to make the most of every second.’
ON JOINING STRICTLY COME DANCING : ‘Whenever I’ve seen Strictly Come Dancing in the past, I’ve felt really sorry for the contestants.. now that’s going to be me! – I keep worrying I might be making an idiot of myself in front of 10 million people.’
TELEVISION CREDITS : Courtroom; Casualty; Strictly Come Dancing; Friends and Crocodiles; Most Sincerely; Doctor Who; Law & Order; Coronation Street
* Will appeared in the thid series of Stricly Come Dancing and reached seventh place.
FILM CREDITS : Jodie, Boys Will Be Boys; Rugby Road
THEATRE CREDITS : Much Ado About Nothing; Robbers; Naked Flame; High Society; The Lost Dragon; Cork and Spark; Home Delivery; Strangers on a Train; The Blue Room
AGENT : Gavin Barker Associates, 2D Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0EB.