Robert William "Bob" Hoskins (26 October 1942 – 29 April 2014) was an English actor known for playing Cockneys and gangsters. His best known works include lead roles in The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Mermaids (1990), Super Mario...Wikipedia
Age: 71 (age at death)
Born: 26th October, 1942, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Died: 29th April, 2014, England, UK
Height: 5' 6" (168 cm)
Claim to Fame: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Super Mario Brothers
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[on Neil Jordan] I think Neil is a magician. And I believe in magic.
[speaking in 1988] "My life has taken off - my life, my career - everything. I can honestly say I`ve never been happier. I`m walking around thinking any minute now, 25 tons of horse-shit is going to fall on my head."
Bob Hoskins, the bullet-shaped British film star who brought a singular mix of charm, menace and cockney accent to a variety of roles, including the bemused live-action hero of the largely animated “Who Framed Roger Rabbit,” has died. He was 71.
A spokeswoman, Clair Dobbs, released a statement by his family on Wednesday saying that he had died in a hospital, where he had been treated for pneumonia. No other details were given. A much-honored, Oscar-nominated actor, Mr. Hoskins had announced his retirement in August 2012 after learning he had... Read More
Posted by Queenoftab 9 months ago
LONDON (AP) — British actor Bob Hoskins says he is retiring after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
In a statement released Wednesday through his agent, the 69-year-old performer thanked his fans and said he had had a "wonderful career."
The statement said Hoskins was diagnosed with the degenerative nerve condition last fall.
The London actor — a specialist in tough guys with a tender streak — starred in British classics including "The Long Good Friday" and "Mona Lisa" as well as the Hollywood hit "Who... Read More
Posted by vlad1369 2 years ago
London`s Oxford Street and Regent Street Christmas lights have been switched on at precisely the same time. Actor Jim Carrey flicked the switch on the Oxford Street lights, themed around the work of Charles Dickens` A Christmas Carol, at 1815 GMT. At the same time, British actor Colin Firth switched on the lights in nearby Regent Street. Meanwhile fellow British actor Bob Hoskins led the city`s celebrations at St Paul`s Cathedral. Revellers secured the world record for the most people singing a Christmas carol, led by Andrea Bocelli and the St Paul`s Cathedral... Read More
Posted by SceneOneStudios 5 years ago
He was Brian De Palma's second choice for the role of "Al Capone" in 1986's _Untouchables, The (1986)_ if 'Robert DeNiro' was not available. Hoskins was reportedly given a six-figure paycheck by De Palma for "being a great standby".
Spent several seasons with the Royal National Theatre and the Old Vic Theatre in London, where his credits included everything from a range of Shakespeare to Chechov to Shaw.
The Fairytale is Over
In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.