Updated: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 22:00:00 GMT | By Daniel Bettridge
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Hobson (John Gielgud) - Arthur (1981)



Hobson John Gielgud - Arthur 1981 (© Rex Features)
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It took something special to stand up to Dudley Moore’s brilliant performance as a perennially sozzled playboy; which is perhaps why the Academy decided to reward John Gielgud with a little gold naked man for his turn in Arthur. One of the few actors to have won an Oscar, an Emmy and a Tony award; Gieglud is one of the biggest names in the business. Yet the Shakespearian-trained star will always be remembered for his hilarious turn as Hobson, a cinematic servant who was a caustic as he was caring when it came to dealing with the movie’s titular manchild.

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