Jack Hobbs (actor)

Jack Hobbs (28 September 1893 – 4 June 1968) was a British stage and film actor who appeared in more than forty films.[1] After making his debut in the 1915 silent The Yoke Hobbs appeared in a mixture of leading and supporting roles in both the silent and sound eras. He played the hero in several quota quickies of the 1930s, including All That Glitters (1936).[2] He was cast as an effectively glib, smooth-talking antagonist in two George Formby films No Limit (1935) and It's in the Air (1938).[3]

Jack Hobbs
Actor Jack Hobbs.jpg
Born28 September 1893
Died4 June 1968 (aged 74)
Brighton, East Sussex
United Kingdom
Years active1915 - 1940 (film)

His West End appearances included The Dancers (1923) and Admirals All (1934).



  1. ^ "Jack Hobbs".
  2. ^ Low p.289
  3. ^ McFarlane, Brian (16 May 2016). The Encyclopedia of British Film: Fourth edition. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9781526111975 – via Google Books.


  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The British of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.
  • Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985.

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