Known for his focus on the screenplays of such 1930s and ’40s motion pictures like a Yank at Oxford and Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca, this screenwriter also pursued a profession as an acting professional, showing up in such 1930s motion pictures as Dance Pretty Woman as well as the Flag Lieutenant. Early in his profession, he performed the part of Lieutenant Donop within the 1928 English silent film Bolibar. His last acting role is at a 1936 thriller entitled The Last Trip. He was created and elevated in London, Britain, and he passed away in his hometown at age eighty-three. He co-wrote the screenplay for Fortunes of Captain Bloodstream, a 1950 pirate film starring Louis Hayward.