He played the leading role in the British TV series, The Adventures of Robin Hood. He received additional recognition for his roles in The Blood of Fu Manchu, The fighting O'Flynn, and Four Men and a Prayer.
He first appeared as a spear carrier in the 1933 play, Julius Cesar.
He played the role of Sir Henry Baskerville in the 1939 film, The Hound of the Baskervilles.
He was married twice; his last marriage was to Beatriz Summers in 1960.
He was in the film The Blood of Fu Manchu, starring Christopher Lee.