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MacDonald Hobley (1917–1987)

MacDonald Hobley was born on June 9, 1917 in Port Stanley, Falkland Islands as Dennys Jack Valentine McDonald-Hobley. He was an actor and writer, known for Kaleidoscope (1946), Glamour... (1962) and Television Christmas Party (1954). He died on July 30, 1987 in Hampshire, England. See full bio »


(age 70) in Hampshire, England, UK

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Known For

Kaleidoscope Himself - Presenter
Glamour... Himself - Presenter / Himself
Television Christmas Party


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 1986 No Place Like Home (TV Series)
- Silver Wedding (1986) ... Sidney (as McDonald Hobley)
 1976 The Goodies (TV Series)
- Hype Pressure (1976) ... (as McDonald Hobley)
 1976 It Ain't Half Hot Mum (TV Series)
Colonel Standish
- Mind My Maharajah (1976) ... Colonel Standish (as McDonald Hobley)
 1975 Carry on Laughing! (TV Series)
Quaker Reporter
- Orgy and Bess (1975) ... Quaker Reporter (as McDonald Hobley)
 1973 Warship (TV Series)
- Nobody Said Frigate (1973) ... CDS
 1973 The Regiment (TV Series)
Regimental Medical Officer
- Heat (1973) ... Regimental Medical Officer
- Riot (1973) ... Regimental Medical Officer
- Cholera (1973) ... Regimental Medical Officer
- Setting In (1973) ... Regimental Medical Officer
 1970 Doomwatch (TV Series)
Permanent Secretary
- You Killed Toby Wren (1970) ... Permanent Secretary
 1969 Out of the Unknown (TV Series)
TV newsreader
- Random Quest (1969) ... TV newsreader
 1968 The First Lady (TV Series)
- Past Indefinite (1968) ... Philips
 1966 Vendetta (TV Series)
Seaton Roxby
- The Lullaby Man (1966) ... Seaton Roxby
 1965 The Saint (TV Series)
Radio Commentator
- The Crooked Ring (1965) ... Radio Commentator
 1964 Crossroads (TV Series)
Harold Furness
 1960 Our House (TV Series)
 1960 BBC Sunday-Night Play (TV Mini-Series)
Matthew, Lord Ravensbourne
- Looking for Garrow (1960) ... Matthew, Lord Ravensbourne
 1960 The Entertainer
McDonald Hobley (as McDonald Hobley)
 1956 Checkpoint
 1955 The Charlie Chester Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1955)
 1950 A Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
 1950 Triple Bill (TV Movie)
 1950 No Place for Jennifer
Salesman at Jeweller's Shop
 1948 Emma (TV Movie)
Frank Churchill
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Self (39 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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McDonald Hobley

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One of the post-War trio of BBC TV in-vision announcers appearing from 1946 to 1956. Became one of Granada's first announcers and presenters. Re-appeared in November 1986 as an in-vision announcer on BBC Two, to celebrate TV50, the 50th anniversary of BBC Television. See more »

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