Younger brother of British Prime Minister (Conservative, 1963-1964) Sir Alec Douglas-Home, and uncle of Robin Douglas-Home and Charles Douglas-Home.

Produced more than 40 plays over four decades.

Was court-martialed in World War II for refusing to bomb the French port of Le Havre.

British playwright, the son of an earl. Educated at Eton and Oxford. Began as an actor, studied at RADA and appeared on stage from 1937.