The first film that he appeared in was in the 1913 version of Ivanhoe where he played the role of Sir Cedric, Ivanhoe’s father. During the silent era he literally appeared in dozens of films – just a few of them are The Two Roads 1913, Rob Roy 1922, The School for Scandal 1923 (he appeared again in The School for Scandal in the 1930’s talkie version), Whispering Gables 1927 and The Man Who Changed His name 1928 – his final one being in The Dizzy Limit released in 1930.
For Charters and Caldicott fans he appeared in an uncredited role as a Hotel Guest (pictured behind Naunton Wayne) in 1938’s The Lady Vanishes.
Other films that he appeared in include The Ghost Train 1940, A Canterbury Tale 1944, Brief Encounter 1945, The Small Back Room 1949, Village of the damned 1960 and Murder at the Gallop 1963. One of his final film appearances was in 1961’s Carry on Regardless where he played the part of The Old Man in the Ruby Room.
He died in 1973 in Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, England