Oliver was born and grew up in Nottingham. His interest in acting grew from a love of story-telling, and at the age of ten he began taking classical violin lessons before joining the Nottingham Youth Orchestra. This allowed him to understand the similarity between the two crafts and, at the age of 15, he began exploring ways in which to take his acting career to the next level. Following a successful audition to the Inspire Academy in Nottingham, he worked professionally in stage and film and signed with an agent.
Oliver has also worked as an actor in London with companies including Red Rose Chain Film and GB Open Air Theatre Company, where he has played several roles including Benvolio in Romeo and Juliet and Feste in Twelfth Night.
In 2012 Oliver was accepted onto the Academy’s Three Year Acting Course as a Genesis LAMDA Scholar.