Actor Bob Hoskins dead at 71

Bob Hoskins 2British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from his Oscar nominated turn in Neil Jordan‘s noir drama Mona Lisa to animated fantasy Who Framed Roger Rabbit has died at age 71. More on the story below.

 

Actor Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71.

The British actor announced he was retiring from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. His agent confirmed to the BBC that he had died.

Hoskins was nominated for an Oscar in 1987 for his leading role in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, for which he won Best Actor at the BAFTAs and the Cannes Film Festival.

He had previously received BAFTA nominations for his roles in Dennis Potter’s Pennies From Heaven (1978), classic gangster drama The Long Good Friday (1980) and his supporting performance opposite Michael Caine and Richard Gere in The Honorary Consul (1983).

Hoskins also attracted awards attention from the Golden Globes, with nominations for his role in live action-animation hybrid Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Stephen Frears’ Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005).

 

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