Updated: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT | By Daniel Bettridge
Top 10 cinema servants

Dobby (Toby Jones) – Harry Potter franchise (2001 – 2011)



Dobby Toby Jones – Harry Potter franchise 2001 – 2011 (© Rex Features)
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Though he was technically set free thanks to the efforts of a certain boy wizard and a well-placed pair of socks, Dobby (played by Toby Jones, pictured) is still fully deserving of a spot on our countdown of cinematic servitude. After all he was every inch the faithful servant; a cutesy character who not only stole cinemagoers’ hearts with his misguided attempts to protect the boy Potter, but who eventually made the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his friend’s life. Sniff.

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