Son-in-law of Margaret Lockwood.
He was cremated and his ashes were interred at the Golders Green Crematorium in Golders Green, London, England.
His voice was dubbed over in Masquerade.
Bengal Lancers (1984) was closed down after two week because of money problems.
In Masquerade a scene filmed at London Airport had such alot of background noise that Ernest's dialogue had to be dubbed at the studio but the films director wasn't around so it was attended to by a sound engineer but the director wasn't satisfied with it and with Ernest then not around it was done by someone else.