Bob Hoskins

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For his role as a prostitute's minder in Mona Lisa, Hoskins won a BAFTA, the best actor award at Cannes and an Oscar nomination. Not bad for a man who fell into acting aged 25 when allegedly persuaded to read for a play by a friend in a pub. Born into a solid working class family, Hoskins left school at 15 before embarking on a highly itinerant career: his biographies list a Covent garden porter, fire-eater, steeplejack and banana picker before the theatre gig.

Hoskins' trademark was a fierce commitment to his roles, the best example being the role that brought him to fame - the volcanic gangster in The Long Good Friday. The role that broke him in the States was his loveable P.I. in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Born: October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK

Died: April 29, 2014 (at the age of 71) in London, England, UK

Nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for Mona Lisa in 1987, for which he also won the Golden Globe and BAFTA for Best Actor.



2014 Movies Super Mario Bros: This Ain't No Video Game as (archive footage)
2012 Movies Snow White and the Huntsman as Muir
2012 Movies Outside Bet as Percy 'Smudge' Smith
2012 Movies Nina Conti: Her Master's Voice as Himself
2011 Series Neverland as Smee
2011 Movies Will as Davey
2010 Movies Made in Dagenham as Albert Passingham
2009 Movies A Christmas Carol as Fezziwig / Old Joe
2008 Movies Pinocchio as Geppetto
2008 Movies The Last Word Monologues as
2008 Movies Doomsday as Bill Nelson
2008 Series The Englishman's Boy as Damon Ira Chance
2007 Movies Sparkle as Vince
2007 Movies Go Go Tales as The Baron
2007 Movies Ruby Blue as Jack
2007 Movies Outlaw as Walter Lewis
2006 Movies The Wind in the Willows as Badger
2006 Movies Hollywoodland as Eddie Mannix
2006 Movies Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties as Winston
2006 Movies Paris, je t'aime as Bob (Pigalle)
2006 Movies Bloody Business: Making The Long Good Friday as Himself
2005 Movies Stay as Dr. Leon Patterson
2005 Movies Mrs Henderson Presents as Vivian Van Damm
2005 Movies Son of the Mask as Odin
2005 Movies Unleashed as Bart
2004 Movies Beyond the Sea as Charlie Cassotto Maffia
2004 Movies Vanity Fair as Sir Pitt Crawley
2003 Movies Den of Lions as
2003 Movies Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit as Himself
2003 Movies The Sleeping Dictionary as Henry
2003 Movies The Good Pope: Pope John XXIII as Angelo Roncalli / Pope John XXIII
2002 Movies Maid in Manhattan as Lionel Bloch
2002 Series Värsta språket as
2001 Movies The Lost World as Prof. Challenger
2001 Movies Enemy at the Gates as Nikita Khrushchev
2001 Movies Last Orders as Ray
2000 Movies A Room for Romeo Brass as Steven Laws
2000 Movies American Virgin as Joey
2000 Movies Don Quixote as Sancho Panza
2000 Movies Noriega: God's Favorite as Manuel Noriega
1999 Series David Copperfield as Micawber
1999 Movies David Copperfield as Micawber
1999 Movies Felicia's Journey as Joe Hilditch
1999 Movies Captain Jack as Jack Armistead
1999 Movies Parting Shots as Gerd Layton
1999 Movies The White River Kid as
1998 Movies Cousin Bette as Cesar Crevel
1998 Movies 24 7: Twenty Four Seven as Alan Darcy
1998 Movies Spice World as Himself
1996 Movies Michael as Vartan Malt
1996 Movies The Secret Agent as Verloe
1996 Movies Rainbow as Frank Bailey
1996 Movies Michael (1996, John Travolta, Andie MacDowell) as Vartan Malt
1995 Movies Nixon as J. Edgar Hoover
1995 Movies Balto as Boris the Goose (voice)
1995 Movies The Forgotten Toys as Teddy
1994 Series World War II: When Lions Roared as Winston Churchill
1993 Movies The Big Freeze as Sidney, plumber's mate
1993 Movies Super Mario Bros. as Mario Mario
1992 Movies Blue Ice as Sam Garcia
1992 Movies Passed Away as Johnny Scanlan
1991 Movies Hook as Smee
1991 Movies Shattered as Gus Klein
1990 Movies Mermaids as Lou Landsky
1990 Movies Heart Condition as Jack Moony
1989 Movies Tummy Trouble as Eddie Valiant
1988 Movies The Raggedy Rawney as Darky
1988 Movies Who Framed Roger Rabbit as Eddie Valiant
1987 Movies The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne as James Madden
1987 Movies A Prayer for the Dying as Father Michael Da Costa
1987 Movies The Secret Policeman’s Third Ball as The Secret Policeman (voice)
1987 Movies Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, The (Handmade 1987, Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins) as James Madden
1986 Movies Mona Lisa as George
1986 Movies Sweet Liberty as Stanley Gould
1985 Movies Mussolini and I as Benito Mussolini
1985 Movies Brazil as Spoor
1984 Movies The Cotton Club as Owney Madden
1984 Movies Lassiter as Inspector John Becker
1983 Movies The Honorary Consul as Colonel Perez
1982 Movies Pink Floyd: The Wall as Rock and Roll Manager
1981 Series Big Jim And The Figaro Club as
1980 Movies The Long Good Friday as Harold Shand
1980 Series Flickers as
1980 Movies Long Good Friday, The (1980, Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren) as Harold
1979 Movies Brecht and Co as
1979 Movies Zulu Dawn as C.S.M. Williams
1978 Series Pennies from Heaven as Arthur Parker
1976 Series The Crezz as Det. Sgt. Marble
1975 Movies Royal Flash as Police Constable
1975 Movies Inserts as Big Mac
1974 Movies Schmoedipus as Blake (Tom's boss)
1974 Series Thick As Thieves as George Dobbs
1974 Series Shoulder to Shoulder as Jack Dunn
1974 Movies If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them as The Sexton
1973 Series Sir Yellow as
1973 Movies The National Health as Foster
1972 Series Villains as Charles 'Knocker' Grindley
1972 Series New Scotland Yard as Eddie Wharton
1972 Movies Up the Front as Recruiting Sergeant
1970 Series Kate as Heavy