Bailey was born in Huddersfield but grew up in Glasgow. He has just graduated from the BA Acting course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
His theatre credits include: A-Z of Dundee; Tay Bridge (Dundee Rep Theatre); San Diego; Humbug!; The Breathing House; Strucken Moon; Julius Caesar; Philistines; and Middletown (all Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); Blackout (Glasgow Acting Academy/NT New Connections). Bailey’s television credits include: The Field of Blood and The Sunny (both BBC Scotland).
Bailey is on the Graduate Actor Trainee Scheme supported by the Robertson Trust.