April 23, 1894
Essex, England, UK
Burly British character actor, on stage from 1909. Served in the British
Army during World War I. Established himself as a matinée idol on the
London stage in the 1920's. In films tended to be cast in support, often
as shifty opportunists, public servants, domineering fathers or
military types. Occasionally seen in Shakespearean roles.