Stage, film and radio actor who appeared in the 1951 film, The Lavender Hill Mob, and the 1958 film, A Tale of Two Cities. Later in his career, he played roles in Moonraker and Revenge of the Pink Panther.
He worked as a tailor's apprentice, a messenger boy, and a shop-window display filler when he was 14.
He joined the Middlesex regiment as a dispatch rider after WWII began.
He was married to Beryl Bryson until his death in 1987. They had two children together.
He began his acting career with Paul Robeson in the late 1930s film, Plant in the Sun.