Bob Hoskins the actor has died. He retired from show business following diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. In a statement he said he was bowing out “to spend more time with his family”.
His career spans four decades and includes Hollywood hits such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Bob had a great following for his cockney and gangster performances. Some of the films he appeared in were Long Good Friday (1980) and Mona Lisa (1986).
He won a BAFTA for best actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his performance in Mona Lisa. Bob also won an International Emmy Award for best actor for his appearance on BBC One drama The Street in 2009.
One of the last film roles by Bob Hoskins was in Snow White and the Huntsman playing the dwarf character ‘Muir’.
He was a much loved star. Bob was recognised in every home
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