Known for playing an assortment of dignitaries and high-ranking officials on film, he is fondly remembered as Colonel Hall in the Gourmet Night episode of the hit sitcom "Fawlty Towers".
Long married to Gertrude Willner, a refugee from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, who had been a lawyer originally but later became a school teacher in England. They adopted a son.
Served as a Flight Lieutenant in the RAAF from 6/12/1941 to 1/7/1947, based with 111 Squadron Air Sea Rescue Flight.
Son of Ernest and Isobel Ferguson (Darling) Cuthbertson.