British actor who played roles on British television shows beginning in the 1960s, including the role of Fred Jackson on Coronation Street from 1963 until 1966 and the role of Wally Batty in Last of the Summer Wine from 1975 until 1987.
He went to a parish school as a young boy.
He was appointed a Papal Knight due to his charity work and voice acted in the Hovis, real bread television advertisements for many years.
He married Lily Anne Wynne in 1933.
He and Gretchen Franklin both appeared on the television series The Artful Dodger.