Bob Hoskins

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Bob Hoskins
Bob hoskins filming ruby blue cropped.jpg
Hoskins during the filming of Ruby Blue in 2007
Born Robert William Hoskins
(1942-10-26)26 October 1942
Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, England
Died 29 April 2014(2014-04-29) (aged 71)
London, England
Cause of death Pneumonia
Occupation Actor
Years active 1969–2012
Spouse(s) Jane Livesey (1967-1978; divorced)
Linda Banwell (m. 1982-2014; his death)
Children 4

Robert William Hoskins (26 October 1942 - 29 April 2014) was a British actor. He was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and raised in Finsbury Park, London.

Hoskins' movies include: The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa and Who Framed Roger Rabbit. He won a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for his role as George in Mona Lisa.

He was also awarded a doctorate degree (degree in acting) at the graduation ceremony of Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England.

On 8 August 2012, Hoskins said he had retired, having being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in late 2011.[1] He died of pneumonia on the morning of 29 April 2014 in London.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Bob Hoskins to retire after Parkinson's diagnosis
  2. "Twitter / BBCBreaking: Actor Bob Hoskins has died". Retrieved 30 April 2014. 

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