Began his career as an engineer in the recording department of HMV in 1928. Served with the Army Film & Photographic Unit during the Second World War, then became production manager under Sydney Box at Gainsborough. Moved up to associate producer in the early 50's. Joined Hammer in 1956, first as associate producer, then as producer and occasional screenwriter. He was also General Manager of Bray Studios during the 1960's.