Making his professional acting debut at age 79, he appeared in the remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (previously Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) as Grandpa George.
He was an artist and art teacher for most of his life before acting in amateur Shakespeare productions in England.
He made his first on screen appearances in 2004 in one episode stints of Jonathan Creek and Little Britain.
He was married to Olwen Goodwin from 1957 until he passed away.
He appeared in the film Flick which starred Faye Dunaway.