Born in London, UK.
Mother worked in production for London Weekend Television (LWT) and the BBC on shows such as The Frost Programme.
Father, Vernon Layton, is a cinematographer and a member of the British Society of Cinematographers (BSC).
Worked initially as an in-house runner for a London production company, then became a camera trainee, then clapper loader on features and commercials.
Now a camera and Steadicam operator.