English actor whose career spanned over 70 years. His role in the 1970 film Ryan's Daughter earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
After graduation, he was briefly employed as a clerk for corn merchants in Ipswich.
He was married to Aileen Raymond from 1927 to 1941 and Mary Hayley Bell from 1941 to 2005. His two daughters, Hayley and Juliet, became actresses and he also had a son named Jonathan. His father was the headmaster for a local school in Belton.
He played a supporting role to Robert Mitchum in the 1970 romantic drama Ryan's Daughter.