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 Robert De Niro] De Niro has only shown me kindness. He`s a real friend. He`s helped me shop for my wife`s and my kid`s Christmas presents. He`s invited me round to meet his granny and he`s come to my house for a pot-luck diner. That really knocked my wife out. I think she was finally impressed with me.
I`ve watched films and even forgotten I`m in them.
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 10 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
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.
He adopted an American Accent for the role of "Eddie Valiant" on Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988).
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.