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William Hobbs, Fight Director on Swashbuckling Classics 'The Duellists' and 'Rob Roy,' Dies at 79

William Hobbs, Fight Director on Swashbuckling Classics 'The Duellists' and 'Rob Roy,' Dies at 79

William Hobbs, an innovative fight director, fencing master and stuntman who choreographed action sequences for such films as The Three MusketeersThe Duellists and Rob Roy during his long career, has died. He was 79.

Hobbs died July 10 at Hillingdon Hospital in London after suffering from dementia, his son, Laurence Hobbs, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Hobbs masterminded John Steed's (Ralph Fiennes) umbrella combat scenes for the 1998 feature adaptation of The Avengers and worked on other features like The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother (1975), Robin and Marian (1976), Flash Gordon (1980), Brazil (1985), ...

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