Shane was born on the south coast of England, although his family line is also Scottish and American. He attended the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Arts in London and received the Cameron Mackintosh Scholarship Award.
Shane's extensive screen credits include the regular role of Cpl. Eugene "Doc" Roe in Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's commercially and critically acclaimed Band Of Brothers. He played Osman in The Day Of The Triffids alongside Dougray Scott, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson; and Craig Hanson, a season regular alongside Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton and Charles Dance in Strike Back: Vengeance.
Shane also played the character of Andy Stafford alongside Gabriel Byrne and Michael Gambon in Quirke for the BBC; and as Captain Thomas Preston, in the History Channel's Sons Of Liberty, starring Ben Barnes, Henry Thomas, Rafe Spall and Dean Norris.
Shane's film credits include the award winning independent, Bomber, Devil's Playground, Walking With The Enemy alongside Ben Kingsley.