Actor. He achieved renown and acclaim as comic actor, appearing in many British comic motion picture, most notably the Gainsborough Studio comedies, and was popular in British film from 1934 to 1943. His film credits include "Where There's a Will" (1936), "Oh, Mr Porter!" (1937), "The Ghost of St. Michaels" (1941) and "My Learned Friend" (1943). Also an astronomer, he discovered the spot on the planet Saturn in 1933.