He was a Moustachioed English character actor of the 1930's, the son of a vicar. Initially a medical student at Cambridge University, he became a member of Footlights, acting on stage from 1920. In films, he usually appeared as top-hatted 'silly ass' types.
Some of his more notable films include Alf’'s Button 1930, Death at Broadcasting House 1934, The Silent Passenger 1935, The House of the Spaniard 1936, Over the Moon 1939, Moulin Rouge 1952 (pictured) and The Second Mrs. Tanqueray 1952.
For fans of Basil Radford and Naunton Wayne he appeared in 1949’s Helter Skelter in the role of Major Basil Beagle.
He was married to Rosaline Courtneidge and the Brother-in-law of actress, Cicely Courtneidge.
He died 7th September 1962.