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DiedFebruary 20, 1962, Santa Monica, California, United States
FactHe'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.

Halliwell Hobbes was born on October 18, 1877 in London, England. His parents were William and Sarah Hobbes. He had two brothers and one sister. His early education was at Eton College and then at Balliol College, Oxford. He began his career as an actor, appearing in several Shakespearean plays.

He later became a stage manager and then a producer. He produced many successful plays, including “The Importance of Being Earnest” and “Pygmalion”. He also wrote several plays, including “The Man Who Came to Dinner”. In addition to his work in the theater, he also wrote several books, including “The Life and Times of William Shakespeare” and “The Life and Times of George Bernard Shaw”.

He was married twice and had two children. He died on March 1, 1962 in London, England.

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DiedFebruary 20, 1962, Santa Monica, California, United States


MoviesDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Gaslight, You Can't Take It with You, That Hamilton Woman, Platinum Blonde, Dracula's Daughter, The Prince and the Pauper, The Story of Louis Pasteur, Sherlock Holmes Faces Death, Here Comes Mr. Jordan, Lady for a Day, The Undying Monster, To Be or Not to Be, Cardinal Richel...

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1He'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.
2Halliwell had his four 12-year-molars removed to increase the appearance of his sunken cheeks.



The Jury's Secret1938John, The Butler
Varsity Show1937Dean Meredith
Fit for a King1937Count Strunsky
Parnell1937W.H. Smith (uncredited)
The Prince and the Pauper1937Archbishop
Maid of Salem1937Jeremiah
Love Letters of a Star1936Hotchkiss
Give Me Your Heart1936Oliver
Mary of Scotland1936Man (uncredited)
Spendthrift1936Beuhl - the Butler
The White Angel1936Lord Raglan
Hearts Divided1936Cambaceres
Changing of the Guard1936ShortGrandfather, the Colonel
Dracula's Daughter1936Hawkins (as Halliwell Hobbs)
The Story of Louis Pasteur1936Dr. Lister
Here Comes Trouble1936Prof. Howard
Rose-Marie1936Mr. Gordon (uncredited)
Captain Blood1935Lord Sunderland (uncredited)
Millions in the Air1935Theodore
Charlie Chan in Shanghai1935Chief of Police
Jalna1935Uncle Ernest Whiteoak
Cardinal Richelieu1935Father Joseph
Vanessa: Her Love Story1935Father of Little Girl (uncredited)
Folies Bergère de Paris1935Monsieur Paulet
The Right to Live1935Sir Stephen Barr
Father Brown, Detective1934Sir Leopold Fischer
We Live Again1934Official (uncredited)
British Agent1934Sir Walter Carrister
She Was a Lady1934George Dane
Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back1934First Bobby
Madame Du Barry1934English Ambassador
The Key1934General C.O. Furlong
Double Door1934Mr. Chase
All Men Are Enemies1934Clarendon
Mandalay1934Col. Dawson Ames
I Am Suzanne!1933Dr. Lorenzo
If I Were Free1933Burford - Gordon's Butler (uncredited)
Should Ladies Behave1933Louis
Lady for a Day1933Butler
The Masquerader1933Brock
Captured!1933British Major General (as Halliwell Hobbs)
Midnight Mary1933Churchill
A Study in Scarlet1933Dearing
Looking Forward1933Mr. James Felton
Cynara1932Coroner at Inquest
Payment Deferred1932A Prospective Tenant
6 Hours to Live1932Baron Emil von Sturm
Week Ends Only1932Martin
Man About Town1932Hilton
Devil's Lottery1932Lord Litchfield
Love Affair1932Kibbee
The Menace1932Phillips
Lovers Courageous1932Mr. Smith
Forbidden1932Florist (uncredited)
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1931Brigadier-General Carew
Platinum Blonde1931Butler
The Sin of Madelon Claudet1931Roget
The Woman Between1931/IIBarton - the Butler
Five and Ten1931Hopkins (uncredited)
The Lady Refuses1931Sir James - Lawyer (uncredited)
The Right of Way1931The Siegneur (as Holliwell Hobbes)
The Bachelor Father1931Larkin, the Butler
Charley's Aunt1930Stephen Spettigue
Scotland Yard1930Lord St. Arran (uncredited)
Lucky in Love1929Earl of Balkerry
The Alcoa Hour1955-1957TV SeriesDoorman / Reverend Garland
Miracle in the Rain1956Ely B. 'Windy' Windgate
Studio One in Hollywood1956TV SeriesFather Benedict
Robert Montgomery Presents1951-1953TV Series
Lux Video Theatre1951TV SeriesFitz James / Justin
Lights Out1950-1951TV SeriesO'Haggis
Pulitzer Prize Playhouse1951TV Series
That Forsyte Woman1949Nicholas Forsyte
Martin Kane1949TV SeriesJohn Marks
You Gotta Stay Happy1948Martin
The Black Arrow1948Bishop of Tisbury
If Winter Comes1947The Coroner
Canyon Passage1946Clenchfield
Casanova Brown1944Charles
The Invisible Man's Revenge1944Cleghorn
Mr. Skeffington1944Soames (uncredited)
Gaslight1944Mr. Muffin
Information Please1944ShortLeutnant Eberhard (uncredited)
His Butler's Sister1943Willebrandt (uncredited)
Mr. Muggs Steps Out1943Charney, the Butler
Sherlock Holmes Faces Death1943Alfred Brunton
Forever and a Day1943Doctor
Journey for Margaret1942Mr. Barrie
The Undying Monster1942Walton, the Butler
The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942Bennett
To Be or Not to Be1942General Armstrong
Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake1942Purdy
Dr. Kildare's Wedding Day1941Minister (uncredited)
Here Comes Mr. Jordan1941Sisk
Sunny1941Johnson (uncredited)
That Hamilton Woman1941Rev. Nelson
Lady with Red Hair1940Divorce Judge (uncredited)
Third Finger, Left Hand1940Burton
The Sea Hawk1940Astronomer
Waterloo Bridge1940Vicar at St. Matthews (uncredited)
The Earl of Chicago1940Lord Chancellor
The Light That Failed1939Doctor
Remember?1939Butler Williams
Nurse Edith Cavell1939English Chaplain
Naughty But Nice1939Dean Burton, Winfield College
Tell No Tales1939Dr. Lovelake
The Hardys Ride High1939Dobbs, the Butler
Pacific Liner1939Captain Mathews
A Christmas Carol1938Clergyman Sliding on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Storm Over Bengal1938Sir John Galt
Service de Luxe1938Butler
You Can't Take It with You1938DePinna
Charles and Mary1938TV MovieDudley (as Halliwell Hobbs)
Ann and Harold1938TV SeriesJim, Best Man
Kidnapped1938Dominie Campbell
Bulldog Drummond's Peril1938Professor Bernard Goodman


The War Against Mrs. Hadley1942performer: "Happy Birthday" 1893 - uncredited
Changing of the Guard1936Short performer: "Auld Lang Syne" - uncredited

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Hollywood Wonderland1947ShortGrandfather (clip from "Changing of the Guard" (1936)) (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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