Stanley fell in love with acting at a young age, performing for family and in school plays, but any dreams of acting were pushed to the side as he spent his childhood fighting for survival due to his schizophrenic mother's inability to take care of him and his siblings, which led to frequent stays in care homes. His rough childhood led him to drugs and in and out of detention centres and prisons as a teenager and young adult. However, he turned his life around, managing to give back by training as an addiction counsellor, and he never lost the acting bug. Stanley has appeared in films, tv and on the stage, even gracing the Globe Theatre with his talents. Not content with simply being an accomplished actor, Stanley is also a singer, songwriter and writer.