English set and costume designer who became known for his work in theater. He designed productions of Bluff King Hal (1914), Patience (1918), and numerous other stage plays.
He served in both the Second Boer War and the First World War.
He designed the costumes for William Faversham's 1913 production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
He was married to playwright Zoe Akins in the year preceding his death.
Charlie Chaplin called him the greatest mimic he had ever known.