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Halliwell Hobbes (Herbert Halliwell Hobbes)

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Biography

Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England, UK
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 to the American and Broadway as early as 1906, doing performing and some directing until early 1929 when he came to Hollywood as an elderly actor to launch a long career of memorable character roles. In those first years he seemed to be either a lord or a butler. Read more...

Actor

Character: Earl of Balkerry

Lucky in Love 1929

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Character: Brigadier-General Carew

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 1931

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Character: Sir James - Lawyer

The Lady Refuses 1931

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Character: Barton - the Butler

The Woman Between 1931

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Character: The Siegneur

The Right of Way 1931

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Character: A Prospective Tenant

Payment Deferred 1932

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Character: Coroner at Inquest

Cynara 1932

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Character: Col. Dawson Ames

Mandalay 1934

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Character: General C.O. Furlong

The Key 1934

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Character: Lord Sunderland

Captain Blood 1935

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Character: W.H. Smith

Parnell 1937

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Character: Dean Meredith

Varsity Show 1937

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Character: Clergyman Sliding on Sidewalk

A Christmas Carol 1938

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Character: Dominie Campbell

Kidnapped 1938

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Character: Dobbs, the Butler

The Hardys Ride High 1939

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Character: Dean Burton, Winfield College

Naughty But Nice 1939

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Character: Vicar at St. Matthews

Waterloo Bridge 1940

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Character: Gen. Armstrong

To Be or Not to Be 1942

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Character: Mr. Barrie

Journey for Margaret 1942

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Character: Willebrandt

His Butler's Sister 1943

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Character: Mr. Muffin

Gaslight 1944

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Character: Clenchfield

Canyon Passage 1946

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Character: Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate

Miracle in the Rain 1956

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Character: Monsieur Paulet

Folies Bergère de Paris 1935

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Character: Dr. Lister

The Story of Louis Pasteur 1936

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Character: British Chaplain

Nurse Edith Cavell 1939

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Character: Rev. Nelson

That Hamilton Woman 1941

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Character: Sir John Galt

Storm Over Bengal 1938

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