Halliwell Hobbes (1877–1962)

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Born at Shakespeare's birthplace, Stratford-on-Avon, Halliwell Hobbes could perhaps not aspire to anything else but to be an actor. He made his stage debut in 1898 playing Shakespearean repertory with the famous acting company of Sir Frank Benson throughout England. Among others he played opposite Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Ellen Terry. Hobbes came... See full bio »

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To Be or Not to Be General Armstrong
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Brig. Gen. Danvers Carew
Canyon Passage Clenchfield


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 1955-1957 The Alcoa Hour (TV Series)
Doorman / Reverend Garland
- Mrs. Gilling and the Skyscraper (1957) ... Doorman
- The Small Servant (1955) ... Reverend Garland
 1956 Miracle in the Rain
Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate
 1956 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Father Benedict
- Flower of Pride (1956) ... Father Benedict
 1951-1953 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Victoria Regina (1951)
 1951 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Fitz James / Justin
- No Will of His Own (1951) ... Fitz James
- The Treasure Trove (1951) ... Justin
 1950-1951 Lights Out (TV Series)
- The Devil in Glencairn (1951) ... O'Haggis
 1951 Pulitzer Prize Playhouse (TV Series)
- The Buccaneer (1951)
 1949 That Forsyte Woman
Nicholas Forsyte
 1949 Martin Kane (TV Series)
John Marks
- Reclusive Sisters ... John Marks
 1948 You Gotta Stay Happy
 1948 The Black Arrow
Bishop of Tisbury
 1947 If Winter Comes
The Coroner
 1946 Canyon Passage
 1944 Information Please (Short)
Leutnant Eberhard (uncredited)
 1944 Casanova Brown
 1944 The Invisible Man's Revenge
 1944 Mr. Skeffington
Soames (uncredited)
 1944 Gaslight
Mr. Muffin
 1943 His Butler's Sister
Willebrandt (uncredited)
 1943 Mr. Muggs Steps Out
Charney, the Butler
 1943 Forever and a Day
 1942 Journey for Margaret
Mr. Barrie
 1942 The Undying Monster
Walton, the Butler
 1942 To Be or Not to Be
General Armstrong
 1941 Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day
Minister (uncredited)
 1941 Here Comes Mr. Jordan
 1941 Sunny
Johnson (uncredited)
 1941 That Hamilton Woman
Rev. Nelson
 1940 Lady with Red Hair
Divorce Judge (uncredited)
 1940 Third Finger, Left Hand
 1940 The Sea Hawk
 1940 Waterloo Bridge
Vicar at St. Matthews (uncredited)
 1940 The Earl of Chicago
Lord Chancellor
 1939 The Light That Failed
 1939 Remember?
Butler Williams
 1939 Nurse Edith Cavell
English Chaplain
 1939 Naughty But Nice
Dean Burton, Winfield College
 1939 Tell No Tales
Dr. Lovelake
 1939 The Hardys Ride High
Dobbs, the Butler
 1939 Pacific Liner
Captain Mathews
 1938 A Christmas Carol
Clergyman Sliding on Sidewalk (uncredited)
 1938 Storm Over Bengal
Sir John Galt
 1938 Service de Luxe
 1938 Charles and Mary (TV Movie)
Dudley (as Halliwell Hobbs)
 1938 Ann and Harold (TV Series)
Jim, Best Man
- Their Wedding (1938) ... Jim, Best Man (as Halliwell Hobbs)
 1938 Kidnapped
Dominie Campbell
 1938 Bulldog Drummond's Peril
Professor Bernard Goodman
 1938 The Jury's Secret
John, The Butler
 1937 Varsity Show
Dean Meredith
 1937 Fit for a King
Count Strunsky
 1937 Parnell
W.H. Smith (uncredited)
 1937 The Prince and the Pauper
 1937 Maid of Salem
 1936 Love Letters of a Star
 1936 Give Me Your Heart
 1936 Mary of Scotland
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
 1936 Spendthrift
Beuhl - the Butler
 1936 The White Angel
Lord Raglan
 1936 Hearts Divided
 1936 Changing of the Guard (Short)
Grandfather, the Colonel
 1936 Dracula's Daughter
Hawkins (as Halliwell Hobbs)
 1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Dr. Lister
 1936 Here Comes Trouble
Prof. Howard
 1936 Rose-Marie
Mr. Gordon (uncredited)
 1935 Captain Blood
Lord Sunderland (uncredited)
 1935 Millions in the Air
 1935 Charlie Chan in Shanghai
Chief of Police
 1935 Jalna
Uncle Ernest Whiteoak
 1935 Cardinal Richelieu
Father Joseph
 1935 Vanessa, Her Love Story
Father of Little Girl (uncredited)
 1935 Folies Bergère de Paris
Monsieur Paulet
 1935 The Right to Live
Sir Stephen Barr
 1934 Father Brown, Detective
Sir Leopold Fischer
 1934/I Menace
 1934 We Live Again
Official (uncredited)
 1934 British Agent
Sir Walter Carrister
 1934 She Was a Lady
George Dane
 1934 Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back
First Bobby
 1934 Madame Du Barry
English Ambassador
 1934 The Key
General C.O. Furlong
 1934 Double Door
Mr. Chase
 1934 All Men Are Enemies
 1934 Riptide
 1934 Mandalay
Col. Dawson Ames
 1933 I Am Suzanne!
Dr. Lorenzo
 1933 If I Were Free
Burford - Gordon's Butler (uncredited)
 1933 Should Ladies Behave
 1933 Lady for a Day
 1933 The Masquerader
 1933 Captured!
British Major General (as Halliwell Hobbs)
 1933 Midnight Mary
 1933 A Study in Scarlet
 1933 Looking Forward
Mr. James Felton
 1932 Cynara
Coroner at Inquest
 1932 Payment Deferred
A Prospective Tenant
 1932 6 Hours to Live
Baron Emil von Sturm
 1932 Week Ends Only
 1932 Man About Town
 1932 Devil's Lottery
Lord Litchfield
 1932 Love Affair
 1932 The Menace
 1932 Lovers Courageous
Mr. Smith
 1932 Forbidden
Florist (uncredited)
 1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Brig. Gen. Danvers Carew
 1931 Platinum Blonde
 1931/II The Woman Between
Barton - the Butler
 1931 Five and Ten
Hopkins (uncredited)
 1931 The Lady Refuses
Sir James - Lawyer (uncredited)
 1931 The Right of Way
The Siegneur (as Holliwell Hobbes)
 1931 The Bachelor Father
Larkin, the Butler
 1930 Charley's Aunt
Stephen Spettigue
 1930 Scotland Yard
Lord St. Arran (uncredited)
 1930 Grumpy
 1929 Jealousy
 1929 Lucky in Love
Earl of Balkerry
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Stage Play: Caesar and Cleopatra. Comedy. Written by George Bernard Shaw. New Amsterdam Theatre: 30 Oct 1906- Dec 1906 (closing date unknown/49 performances). Cast: A. Hylton Allen, Herbert Beaumont, Charles Bibby, Frank Bickley, Adeline Bourne, Sidney Carlisle, Gertrude Elliott, Johnston Forbes-Robertson, Halliwell Hobbes [Broadway debut]... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Holliwell Hobbes | Halliwell Hobbs


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He's listed in the studio records/casting call lists for The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) but didn't appear and isn't recognizable in the film. See more »

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