28th October 1942 – 29th April 2014
It is with great regret that we report the passing of Bob Hoskins. One of Britain’s greatest character actors, he died in hospital of pneumonia surrounded by friends and family.
Born in Bury St Edmunds in East Suffolk he worked as a porter, window cleaner , lorry driver and even studied accountancy before becoming an actor in 1969.
Even though he wasn’t a Londoner he was often cast as a Cockney “geezer” or gangster.
He found international fame as the heartless gang boss in The Long Good Friday. Starring roles in The Crying Game and Who Framed Roger Rabbit cemented his career as an A lister.
Nominated for many awards he won a Cannes Palme D’or, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and an International Emmy.
Appearing in nearly 80 films, including the The Raggedy Rawney and The Rainbow which he also directed.
Hoskins announced his retirement in 2012 due to Parkinsons Desease. His last role was in Snow White and the Hunter.
Best known for : The Long Good Friday, The Crying Game, Zulu Dawn, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Mermaids, Hook.