Actor who was a mainstay of early British cinema with roles in notable films such as David Copperfield in 1935, Wuthering Heights in 1939, and Secret Mission in 1942.
He made his film debut in 1930 as Charlie Wykeham in Charley's Aunt, which he filmed in between touring America with the play Journey's End.
1932 marked an impressive year for him as he appeared in a total of 6 films.
He married twice, first to Gwynne Whitby and then to Margaret Vyner. He had a total of five children between the two.
He starred alongside Ralph Richardson in The Day Will Dawn, also known as the The Avengers in 1942.