Philip trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.
Recent theatre includes Sting's musical, The Last Ship (Toronto); Long Day’s Journey Into Night (West End, New York & Los Angeles); Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (UK & International); Wicked (West End).
Other theatre credits include Malvolio in Twelfth Night (Brockwell Park and New Morden Hall); Lloyd in Noises Off and Gordon in Neville's Island (Milford Haven); The Hired Man (West End); Alan Bennett’s People and The Habit Of Art at the Royal National Theatre, both directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner; Stan in Stand Up And be Counted (UK Tour); Lord Astor in Keeler (UK Tour); Crichton in Guilty Secret (The Mill at Sonning); Nick Wilmott in On Your Honour (Jermyn Street Theatre); Serge in Art (tour of Gulf States); Jimmy Grimes in Marvin Gaye – The Musical written and directed by Kid Creole; Paul Burns in Oh! What a Night! (UK & European Tour); Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Oldham); Lenny in Having A Ball (Cheltenham); Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night (Canizaro Park, Wimbledon); Bernard in Don’t Dress For Dinner (Northampton); Vincent Minelli in Judy (Bristol Old Vic, Greenwich & West End); Antonio in The Tempest (Oxford Stage Company); Killing For Company- a one-man play about the mass-murderer Dennis Nilsen (Hen & Chickens); Sgt.Match in What The Butler Saw and Christopher Riley in Shadowlands (Coventry); Phil Spear in The Ballroom (Attic, Wimbledon); Snoopy in You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown (Overground, Kingston).
Television credits include the pilot episode for a TV series called The Trial, in which he portrays the prominent barrister Michael Beloff, Emmerdale, Eastenders, Dream Team, Bernard’s Watch, The Bill, Woof, Backup, Out of Sight, Into The Fire, 2 Point 4 Children, Cracker, Peak Practice, Waiting For God, A Dark Adapted Eye, Minder, Inspector Morse, Sophia and Constance, Mile High, Murder City and Men Are Wonderful.
Film credits include Vera Drake directed by Mike Leigh and The Damned United.