He acted in the Shakespeare Birthday Festival at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Ralph Richardson, Donald Wolfit, Flora Robson, Athene Seyler, Ben Greet, Ernest Milton, Dorothy Green, Martita Hunt, Roger Livesey, Ursula Jeans, Frank Napier, Leslie French, Margaret Webster, Marius Goring, and James Mason in the cast....
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Distinguished British stage actor, with Frank Benson's company from 1897 and with Ellen Terry from 1903. Excelled at classical roles and, between 1929 and 1934, assumed directorship of the Lilian Baylis Old Vic theatre company, in which capacity he hired both John Gielgud and Ralph Richardson as leading actors. On screen, he is best remembered as King Charles VI of France in Laurence Olivier's ...