Carleton Hobbs Net Worth

Carleton Hobbs Net Worth is
$12 Million

Carleton Hobbs Biography

Carleton Percy Hobbs (18 June 1898 – 31 July 1978) was an English actor with many film, radio and television appearances. He portrayed Sherlock Holmes in 80 radio adaptations between 1952 and 1969, and also starred in the radio adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's Sword of Honour.Hobbs was born in Farnborough, Hampshire, into a military family and himself served in the First World War. He trained at RADA and worked in London theatres through the 1920s, but by the next decade had become a specialist radio actor. His first broadcast was in 1925 as Hastings in She Stoops to Conquer. The Marlow, Henry Oscar, then a more experienced broadcaster, pointed him back towards the microphone when necessary during transmission. In 1934 he married Gwladys M. Mathews.For most of his broadcasting career he was a freelance, with the exception of the wartime period when the BBC formed its original Drama Repertory Company that could be moved out of London and away from the bombing. Hobbs was predictably on its strength, as was his regular future Dr Watson, Norman Shelley. In fact, Hobbo – as everyone called him – had played Dr. Watson before he played Holmes, in a wartime production of The Boscombe Valley Mystery with Arthur Wontner as the sleuth.His own Holmes became a familiar performance after the war, at first in children's programming, later in the general services. Despite Hobbs's acidulated voice and his often trenchant or sardonic delivery, his rendering of the great detective now sounds somewhat avuncular – perhaps because of its original youthful audience, perhaps by comparison with later performances in the role, which became freer and more eccentric. Norman Shelley said after his long-time colleague's death: "There was only one thing for Hobbo ... the best and nothing less than the best."Apart from Holmes, he seldom played the top lead – exceptions being the title role in King John and Hieronimo in The Spanish Tragedy.As a regular in Children's Hour – usually in the "For Older Listeners" scheduling – he played, among much else, many of the parts in the "Alice" stories, some several times. One of his most distinctive characterisations was Kipling's Cat That Walked By Himself.Another "non-human" voice, in adult drama, was his Lizard in Henry Reed's The Streets of Pompeii. He loved being in Reed's "Hilda Tablet" plays. He could do plain men like Major Liconda in Maugham's The Sacred Flame, and could convey great vulnerability which he did as simple old Adam in As You Like It, played both on radio and on record.Hobbs did a good deal of television, and often played judges as he memorably did in Pennies From Heaven. Other TV appearances included Lord Peter Wimsey, A Life of Bliss, Strange Report and I, Claudius. He had a small role as a freemason in the BBC 1972 version of "War and Peace".A liitle surprisingly, but indicating his versatility, he was in the original London stage production of John Osborne's Luther. He was a great verse reader, an

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Quick Facts

Date Of BirthJune 18, 1898
Place Of BirthFarnborough, Hampshire, England, UK
Weightabout 155 pounds
Star SignGemini

Interesting Facts

1Portrayed Sherlock Holmes 80 times in BBC Radio adaptations from 1952-1969.



Dark Places1973Old Marr
The Strauss Family1972TV Mini-SeriesDreschler
War & Peace1972TV Mini-SeriesOsip Alexeyevich Bazdayev
Armchair Theatre1972TV SeriesLangham
The Regiment1972TV SeriesLord Wolseley
Justice1971-1972TV SeriesMr. Justice Bosanquet Assizes Court Judge
The House That Dripped Blood1971Dr. Bailey (segment 3 "Sweets to the Sweet")
Jude the Obscure1971TV Mini-SeriesDr. Tetuphar
Perfect Friday1970Elderly Peer
Take Three Girls1969TV SeriesGregory Stork
Strange Report1969TV SeriesDean
W. Somerset Maugham1969TV SeriesJudge
Virgin of the Secret Service1968TV SeriesProfessor Whitestone
Z Cars1967-1968TV SeriesMagistrate
Boy Meets Girl1967TV SeriesSurgeon
Champion House1967TV SeriesLeonard
Out of the Unknown1966TV SeriesMr. Quire
Seven Deadly Sins1966TV SeriesMr. Royston
The Sullavan Brothers1965TV SeriesJudge
No Hiding Place1965TV SeriesMr. Templeton
Front Page Story1965TV SeriesCoroner
The Scales of Justice1962-1965TV SeriesJudge
Emergency-Ward 101964-1965TV SeriesBen Gunn
The Plane Makers1964TV SeriesSamuel Hesterby MP
Detective1964TV SeriesNathaniel Cupples
Sergeant Cork1964TV SeriesJoseph Lister
The Avengers1962TV SeriesM'sieur Roland
A Life of Bliss1960TV SeriesMr. Bliss
A Shaft of Light1958TV MovieWilkes
ITV Television Playhouse1955TV SeriesHeadmaster
L'Arlésienne1950TV MovieBalthazar
Death in the Hand1948ShortChairman
The Unguarded Hour1946TV MovieSir Francis Dearden
The Clairvoyant1935Racing Commentator (uncredited)
The 39 Steps1935Fake Policeman #2 (uncredited)
The Law Centre1978TV SeriesMr. Justice Simpson
Pennies from Heaven1978TV Mini-SeriesJudge
Victorian Scandals1976TV SeriesMr. Munby Snr.
I, Claudius1976TV Mini-SeriesAristarchus
The Brothers1974-1976TV SeriesSir Neville Henniswode
The Main Chance1975TV SeriesLord Chief Justice
Churchill's People1975TV SeriesAbbot William
Alice in Label Land1974ShortCommentator
The Pallisers1974TV Mini-SeriesLord Chief Justice
Fall of Eagles1974TV Mini-SeriesAbbot Grunboek
Crown Court1973TV SeriesWilfrid Bowers / Wilfred Bowers
The Unpleasantness at the Bellona Club1973TV Mini-SeriesMr. Oliver


A King's Story1965DocumentaryKing George V (voice)
The Sea Shall Test Her1954Documentary short
Souring of Milk1947Documentary shortHimself - Narrator
Your Children's Ears1945Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Your Children's Teeth1945Documentary shortHimself - Commentator
Airport1934Documentary shortNarrator

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