Ian trained at Drama Studio London, and he did some proper acting like The Importance of Being Earnest and The Taming of the Shrew. It turns out that Scales is much more rewarding and he still gets to dress up! He is also an illustrator. His graphic novel, The Vesuvius Club #1 - The Graphic Edition, adapted from the novel by Mark Gatiss, is in the shops. He does lots of other illustration for Ted, Watchmen, Super 8, Hop and the commercial tie ins for Pixar's Brave.