Debuted with a walk-on in an Old Vic production of Shaw's "The Admirable Bashville"; remained with the Old Vic for two years
Played King Lear after touring with the Sir Philip Ben Greets Company
Feature film debut in "Once in a New Moon"
Appeared in West End musicals and revues (dates approximate)
Established himself as a character comedian in "Under the Counter" which starred Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge and had a 665-performance run in London
Debuted on Broadway in the same part
Toured Australia and New Zealand in the same part
Played the lead in the musical "Gay's the Word"
Played supporting roles in many British comedies beginning in the mid-1950s, most notably in films produced by the Boulting brothers and the Launder-Gilliat team
Appeared in "Who Done It?" Directed by Basil Dearden and starring Benny Hill
Played supporting roles in many English horror/fantasy films in the 1960s
Appeared in "Rotten to the Core", a Boulting brothers comedy
Featured in "The Wrong Box", the popular comedy directed by Bryan Forbes
Appeared in "Trog", Joan Crawford's last film
Worked extensively in British TV in the 1970s and 1980s, most notably in several "Masterpiece Theatre" series