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Guardian Q&A: Bob Hoskins

Guardian writes:
Bob Hoskins, 68, was born in Bury St Edmunds and raised in London. Having left school at 15, he worked as a porter, lorry driver and window cleaner. In 1968, he accompanied a friend to a play audition and ended up with the lead. Ten years later, he starred in his first TV drama, Dennis Potter's Pennies From Heaven, and in 1980 he made his major film debut with The Long Good Friday. He went on to star in The Cotton Club in 1984 and Mona Lisa in 1986, a performance that earned him an Oscar nomination. He is in Neverland, a Peter Pan prequel, on Sky Movies Premiere HD on 8 and 15 July.

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Madusha4546d ago

Not his fault it turned out to be horrible. He was just doing his job ;)

EMGN4546d ago

lol 3 stars on IMBD =O Didn't know it was that bad. Intresting interview though.

What song would you like played at your funeral?
Play what you like, I won't be there.

What is the most important lesson life has taught you?
It's your life, live it your way.

GodsHand4543d ago

Who would play you in the film of your life?
Danny DeVito.

What's the worst thing anyone's said to you?
Aren't you Danny DeVito?

Now that is funny.

CobraKai4544d ago

I loved Super Mario the movie. Especially the car chase, which I call the Mario Kart sequence.


Legendary British Actor Bob Hoskins Passes Away At 71


We're very sad to report that Bob Hoskins, who starred in the likes of Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook, Brazil and in his final role, Snow White and the Huntsman, has died from pneumonia at age 71

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SouthClaw3499d ago

Very sad he was a great actor. Few new actors are as good as the old...

StarWarsFan3499d ago

He was a great actor. I loved him in roles.

Lord_Sloth3499d ago

R.I.P. Eddie Valiant. You truly were the greatest detective!

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Bob Hoskins Retiring From Acting Following Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

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69-year-old actor Bob Hoskins announced today he is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Here is the statement from his agent:

"Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson's disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

Hoskins' career included roles in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabitt, Hook, The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa. He last appeared in Snow White and the Huntsman.

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alycakes4129d ago

That's so sad. Good character actor.

StarWarsFan4127d ago

I absolutely adore Bob Hoskins and am sad he won't be on screen anymore, but I wish him all the best, that's for sure.


'Snow White and the Huntsman': Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones Cast as Dwarfs

There are no small parts in Hollywood. But these days there are plenty of dwarf roles to go around.

Universal is ramping up its casting of the warrior dwarfs in its high-profile Snow White and the Huntsman action adventure movie, with Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins and Toby Jones in negotiations to board the movie.

Eddie Marsan (Sherlock Holmes) and Steven Graham are in negotiations to play dwarves in the film as well.

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alycakes4541d ago

Love Eddie Izzard so I'm sure he'll make a good Dwarf but I don't know about the others. I'm still up in the air about this whole thing. I know I'll probably be surprised at the results when it finally comes out but we'll see.

JL4541d ago

I love Eddie Izzard too. The guy is hilarious. I'm always interested in seeing what he's up to.

Defectiv3_Detectiv34541d ago

Too bad they didn't cast Eddie Izzard as Malificent - now there is a movie I'd pay to see!

JL4541d ago

LOL! Now that would be an interesting casting choice indeed. And I have to say, I'd pay to see that too.

alycakes4540d ago

That would be something...wouldn't it?