English novelist most well known for his novels Lost Horizon and Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
His first novel, Catherine Herself, was published in 1920 when he was twenty years old.
He also worked as a screenwriter and won an Academy Award for Mrs. Miniver in 1942.
He was married to
Peter O'Toole starred in the 1969 film adaptation of his novel, Goodbye, Mr. Chips.