London-born actor, director, and screenwriter who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for How Green Was My Valley.
He fought in the Boer War.
His brother-in-law James Needham loaned the young Winston Churchill money to travel to America in 1906.
He was married to his first wife Marie Stark until their divorce in 1919 and later married Jane Murfin in August 15, 1932.
He played Ulysses S. Grant in the film Birth of a Nation.