He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Hamlet," at the New Theatre in London, England with Alec Guinness, Lydia Sherwood, Ingrid Burke, Alan Webb, Michael Gough, Peter Wyngarde, Robert Shaw, Ken Tynan (played 1st player), and Juliet Byam-Shaw in the cast. Alec Guinness and Frank Hauser were directors.
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Square-jawed, balding British character actor who usually played authority figures and men of integrity. In his youth, he was briefly active on the Stock Exchange before training at RADA for an acting career. Began on stage in 1922, in films ten years later. His best spell was from the mid-1940's, notably as Dr. Fenton The Fallen Idol
(1948) and Squire Trelawney in Treasure Island