Popular British stage actor/director Guy Newall came to the screen in 1912 when he joined the London Film Company. Newall attained film stardom in the post WWI years, frequently appearing with his first wife, actress Ivy Duke. He often directed his own films (The Rosary, The Chinese Puzzle, etc.), and sometimes also scripted (Testimony). Shortly before his death in 1937, Guy Newall married a second time, to actress Dorothy Batley.