Valerie Hobson
Actress
Valerie Hobson
Valerie Hobson was a British actress who appeared in a number of British films during the 1940s and 1950s. She was born Babette Valerie Louise Hobson in Larne, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. Her second husband was a Government Minister, John Profumo, who was the subject of a sensational sex scandal in 1963.
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Blu-Ray Review: KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS – A Timeless Comic Masterpiece About ... - WhatCulture!
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His lust may attract him to Sibella, but Louis is equally aroused by social advancement and this impulse draws him to Edith d'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson), widow of one of his first victims. Compared to Sibella she is uptight and moralistic; the audience
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Howard Keel on TCM: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, SHOW BOAT, KISS ME KATE - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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(TCM had initially announced another premiere, the 1948 British drama The Small Voice, starring Valerie Hobson and James Donald; instead, as per its website TCM will be showing — once again — the 1951 comedy Three Guys Named Mike, starring Jane Wyman
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Conrad Veidt Movie Schedule: THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Cast: Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson, Hay Petrie. BW-87 mins. 9:30 AM ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT (1942) A criminal gang turns patriotic to track down a Nazi spy ring. Dir: Vincent Sherman. Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne. BW-107 mins
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Kind Hearts and Coronets - an eternal tour de force - The Economic Voice
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Dennis Price, perhaps like his namesake Vincent Price, manages to add a slightly dark and macabre edge to his black sheep and there's something slightly immoral about a murderer potentially romancing the widow (Valerie Hobson) of one of his victims
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Kind Hearts and Coronets – review - The Guardian
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Equally good are Valerie Hobson and Joan Greenwood as the two women waiting for Price when he's released from the condemned cell. Hamer had a particular liking for the late-Victorian/Edwardian world and was a great Francophile
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This week's new films - The Guardian
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(Robert Hamer, 1949, UK) Dennis Price, Alec Guinness, Valerie Hobson. 106 mins Timeless Ealing black comedy, with Price ruthlessly pruning his family tree and Guinness's celebrated eight-role turn providing the branches
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Kind Hearts and Coronets – review - The Guardian
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Joan Greenwood is in her element as the honey-voiced siren Sibella, with whom Louis is briefly entranced, and Valerie Hobson is utterly convincing as the morally pure Edith D'Ascoyne, whom Louis is to marry. (In 1963, Hobson was poignantly to find a
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WIN: KIND HEARTS & CORONETS On Blu-ray, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away - WhatCulture!
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As he ascends the social ranks, he is torn between his love for now-married childhood sweetheart, and equally devilish Sibella (Joan Greenwood), and the saintly wife of one of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson)
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Win Kind Hearts and Coronets on Blu-ray - HeyUGuys.co.uk
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As he ascends the social ranks, he is torn between his love for now-married childhood sweetheart, and equally devilish Sibella (Joan Greenwood), and the saintly wife of one of his victims, Edith D'Ascoyne (Valerie Hobson)
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Assured leading lady of the screen took no nonsense - The Age
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Others such as Celia Johnson, Valerie Hobson, Margaret Lockwood and Phyllis Calvert were variously sensitive, elegant, popular and intelligent, but Withers was bold, sensual and confronting, brazenly refusing to let men boss her around
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The News of the World, the Profumo Affair and the planned military coup - Huffington Post (blog)
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... of Profumo's wife, actress Valerie Hobson... and about exactly what type of sexual services Christine Keeler provided to Profumo (the UK's Secretary of State for War) and to Yevgeny Ivanov, the senior naval attaché at the Soviet embassy in London
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Büyük Umutlar Filmi - Son Dakika
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... gibi hamisinin Bayan Havisham olmadigini ögrenir. Hala sevdigi Estella (Valerie Hobson)'yi bulmak üzere artik terkedilmis harap bir mekan olan Havisham konagina dönen Pip onun da analigi gibi bir inziva hayati yasamaya hazirlandigini ögrenir
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News of the World shutting down: Titillation by the yard and scoops galore - Daily Mail
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Profumo, whose wife was the actress Valerie Hobson, resigned in one of the biggest political scandals of the period. The paper presented her story as 'Confessions of Christine — by the girl who is rocking the government'. Yet again there was Press
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Hugh Stewart, 100, Dies: Edited Alfred Hitchcock's Original THE MAN WHO KNEW ... - Alt Film Guide (blog)
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Chief among them were producer Alexander Korda's pro-British propaganda film The Lion Has Wings (1939), starring Merle Oberon and Ralph Richardson; Michael Powell's thriller The Spy in Black (1939), with Conrad Veidt and Valerie Hobson; and three early
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New episodes of 'The Voice,' 'Modern Family' on tap tonight - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
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Later, he is reunited with his childhood patron, Miss Havisham (Martita Hunt), and his first love, the beautiful but emotionally cold Estella (Valerie Hobson), he discovers that the elderly spinster has gone mad from having been left at the altar as a
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La tentación que aumenta con el poder - ElTiempo.com
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Profumo, de ascendencia aristocrática, estaba casado con Valerie Hobson, una estrella del cine de su país. John F. Kennedy. El supuesto romance entre el Presidente de EE. UU. y Marilyn Monroe nunca llegó a comprobarse. Aún hoy se recuerda cuando,
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What's All The Hulu-baloo About? [This Week In Criterion's Hulu Channel] - CriterionCast.com (blog)
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Q Planes (1939), a film by Arthur B. Woods and Tim Whelan, stars Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson and Valerie Hobson. Produced by Alexander Korda, it's about a test pilot and secret service operative who are trying to get to the bottom of
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10 seksualnih škandalov, povezanih s politiko - Dnevnik/si
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Nerodno je bilo, da je bil Profumo takrat že poročen s filmsko igralko Valerie Hobson, še bolj nerodno pa je bilo to, da je bil v tistem času vojni minister v vladi Harolda McMillana. Baron in veteran druge svetovne ni vedel, da se je Keelerjeva v
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5 super racetrack movies, and one ringer - Baltimore Sun (blog)
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While feverishly riding his rocking horse, he picks racetrack winners with astonishing accuracy. Valerie Hobson offers a superb portrait of obliviousness and denial as his grasping mother. This movie is a heart-breaker in more ways than one
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Valerie Hobson
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1998
    Age 80
    Died on November 13, 1998.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1963
    Age 45
    Her second husband was John Profumo, a government minister who became the subject of a sensational sex scandal in 1963.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1954
    Age 36
    In 1954, she married John Profumo (1915–2006), an MP, giving up acting shortly afterwards.
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  • 1953
    Age 35
    Hobson's last starring role was in the original London production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical play The King and I, which opened at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, on 8 October 1953. She played Mrs. Anna Leonowens opposite Herbert Lom's King. The show ran for 926 performances. After Profumo's ministerial career ended in disgrace in 1963, following revelations he had lied to the House of Commons about his affair with Christine Keeler, Hobson stood by him; and they worked together for charity for the remainder of her life, though she did miss their more public life.
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  • 1952
    Age 34
    In 1952 she divorced her first husband, the film producer Sir Anthony Havelock-Allan (1904–2003).
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  • 1951
    Age 33
    Her middle child, Mark Havelock-Allan, was born on 4 April 1951 and became a judge.
    More Details Hide Details Her youngest child is the author David Profumo (b. 16 October 1955), who wrote Bringing the House Down: A Family Memoir (2006) about the scandal. In it, he writes his parents told him nothing of the scandal and that he learned of it from another boy at school. After her death, Hobson's body was cremated in accordance with her wishes, with half her ashes to be interred in the family vault in Hersham. The rest was scattered on 1 January 1999 by her sons David Profumo and Mark Havelock-Allan near the family's farm in Scotland. Hobson was portrayed by Deborah Grant in the film Scandal (1989), and by Joanna Riding in Andrew Lloyd Webber's stage musical Stephen Ward the Musical, which opened at the Aldwych Theatre on 19 December 2013.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1944
    Age 26
    Hobson's eldest son, Simon Anthony Clerveaux Havelock-Allan, was born in May 1944 with Down syndrome.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1935
    Age 17
    In 1935, still in her teens, she appeared as Baroness Frankenstein in Bride of Frankenstein with Boris Karloff and Colin Clive.
    More Details Hide Details She played opposite Henry Hull that same year in Werewolf of London, the first Hollywood werewolf film. The latter half of the 1940s saw Hobson in perhaps her two most memorable roles: as the adult Estella in David Lean's adaptation of Great Expectations (1946), and as the refined and virtuous Edith D'Ascoyne in the black comedy Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1917
    Born
    Born on April 14, 1917.
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