During the last few years of his life, he became notorious around his home village of Mursley for flying very low in his Tiger Moth. On one occasion (actually in 1957 when he was much younger), he narrowly survived a crash landing in a field near his house.
Father of producer and 1st assistant director Henry Tomlinson and former actor James Adam Tomlinson.
Retired from acting in 1979.
Served in the air force.