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Encyclopedia > Bob Hoskins
Bob Hoskins
Birth name Robert William Hoskins
Born October 26, 1942 (1942-10-26) (age 64)
Flag of England Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Spouse(s) Jane Livesey
Linda Banwell
Notable roles Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday
Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Golden Globe Awards
Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama
1987 Mona Lisa
BAFTA Awards
Best Actor
1986 Mona Lisa

Robert William "Bob" Hoskins Jr. (born October 26, 1942) is an English [1] Academy Award-nominated actor best known for playing Cockney rough diamonds and gangsters, and for his performances in family films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and Hook (1991). He has two children with his current wife, and two children from a previous marriage. October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_England. ... Bury St Edmunds is a town in the county of Suffolk, England. ... Suffolk (pronounced ) is a large historic and modern non-metropolitan county in East Anglia, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... // Harold Shand is the protagonist of the 1980 British gangster film The Long Good Friday. He is portrayed by British actor Bob Hoskins. ... The Long Good Friday (1980) is a British gangster film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. ... Eddie Valiant is a Californian private investigator and one of the main characters in Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?. He is also the only human character who appears in both books and the 1988 film adaptation. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... The Golden Globe Award The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture - Drama was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role has been presented to its winners since 1952 and actors of all nationalities are eligible to receive the award. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1942 calendar). ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the  United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total 130... Raphaels fresco The School of Athens An academy is an institution of higher learning, research, or honorary membership. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... St Mary-le-Bow The term cockney refers to working-class inhabitants of London, particularly east London, and the slang used by these people. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ...

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Career

After beginning his acting career on the London stage in the late 1960's, Hoskins' performances in British films such as The Long Good Friday (1980) and Mona Lisa (1986) won him the wider approval of the critics and, in the case of the latter, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He also delivered comic turns in Terry Gilliam's Brazil (1985), Super Mario Bros. (1993) and Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)—for which he received a Golden Globe nomination (Best Supporting Actor). During the late 1980s and early 1990s he appeared in advertising for the recently privatised companies of British Gas and British Telecom (now BT Group). Michael Caine in Get Carter (1971). ... The Long Good Friday (1980) is a British gangster film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. ... Mona Lisa is a 1986 British film which tells the story of a petty criminal who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ... The Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role is one of the awards given to actors working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... Terrence Vance Gilliam (born November 22, 1940) is an American-born British filmmaker, animator, and member of the Monty Python comedy troupe. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Mrs Henderson Presents is a musical comedy film of 2005 directed by Stephen Frears. ...


He played Nikita Khrushchev in the movie Enemy at the Gates (2001). Khrushchev was shown in his political commissar days during the Battle of Stalingrad. Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev (Russian: , Nikita Sergeevič Chruščiov; IPA: , in English, , or , occasionally ); surname more accurately romanized as Khrushchyov[1]; April 17 [O.S. April 5] 1894[2]–September 11, 1971) was the chief director of the Soviet Union after the death of Joseph Stalin. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Combatants Germany Italy Hungary Romania Slovakia Soviet Union Commanders Maximilian von Weichs Friedrich Paulus # Erich von Manstein Hermann Hoth Italo Garibaldi Gusztav Jany Petre Dumitrescu Constantin Constantinescu Vasiliy Chuikov Aleksandr Vasilyevskiy Georgiy Zhukov Semyon Timoshenko Konstantin Rokossovsky Rodion Malinovsky Strength German Sixth Army German Fourth Panzer Army Romanian Third Army...


Hoskins made a cameo appearance as a rock band's manager in the Pink Floyd film The Wall, with a two-word expletive spoken part. He has also directed films. He was slated to be a last-minute replacement in the film The Untouchables if star Robert DeNiro had not decided to play Al Capone. When DeNiro took the part, director Brian DePalma mailed Hoskins a cheque for US$ 200,000 with a Thank You note, which prompted Hoskins to call up DePalma and ask him if there were any more movies he didn't want him to be in. Pink Floyd are an English rock band that earned recognition for their psychedelic rock music, and, as they evolved, for their avant-garde progressive rock music. ... Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 film by British director Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... The Untouchables can refer to: The Untouchables (law enforcement), a group of Department of Justice agents led by Eliot Ness who helped take down the gangster Al Capone. ... Robert De Niro Robert De Niro, Jr. ... Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 - January 25, 1947), popularly known as Scarface Al Capone, was an American gangster who led a crime syndicate dedicated to the illegal trafficking of alcoholic beverages during the time of prohibition in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Brian De Palma (born September 11, 1940 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American film director. ...


Some of Hoskins' other notable appearances include playing the fallen-on-hard-times detective Eddie Valiant in the classic animation/live action film Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), playing opposite Cher in Mermaids (1990), bosun Smee to Captain Hook in Hook (1991), and Uncle Bart, the violent "owner" of Jet Li in Unleashed. He has also performed in several television productions for the BBC, including Dennis Potter's Pennies From Heaven, Flickers, David Copperfield, and Wind in the Willows. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Cheryl Sarkisian LaPierre (better known as Cher) (born on May 20, 1946),[1] is an American actress, singer, songwriter, author and entertainer. ... Mermaids is a 1986 novel written by author Patty Dann. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Captain James Hook is the magnificent villain of J. M. Barries play and novel Peter Pan. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... Jet Li (born Li Lianjie on April 26th, 1963 in Beijing, China) is a Chinese actor, Wushu champion and international film celebrity. ... Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog), is a 2005 action / thriller film, directed by Louis Leterrier. ... Liber Amoris Dennis Christopher George Potter (17 May 1935—7 June 1994) was a controversial British dramatist who is best known for several widely acclaimed television dramas which mixed fantasy and reality, the personal and the social. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ... David Copperfield is a two part BBC television drama adaptation of Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield. ...


Hoskins' first appearance to mainstream American audiences was in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. His American accent was so convincing, many cinema goers who hadn't previously known of him simply assumed he was actually an American actor.


Hoskins has done some of the voice-overs on advertisements for Tesco and more recently Argos. Tesco plc is a UK-based international grocery and general merchandising retail chain. ...


Hoskins wasn't initially aware that Super Mario Bros. was based on the popular video game of the same name. His son had asked him what film he was working on, and recognising it, showed Hoskins the video game on the Nintendo video game console. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... “NES” redirects here. ... A video game console is an interactive entertainment computer or electronic device that manipulates the video display signal of a display device (a television, monitor, etc. ...


He recently starred in the music video for Jamie T's Sheila, playing the titular girl's father. Jamie Treays, known by his stage name Jamie T, is a 21-year-old English singer/songwriter from Wimbledon, South London. ... Sheila is the first single by Jamie T and the 7th track on his new album, Panic Prevention. ...


Hoskins will reunite with Who Framed Roger Rabbit director Robert Zemeckis for a new adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Jim Carrey will star as Ebeneezer Scrooge as well as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Hoskins will play Mr Fezziwig. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Robert Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... A Christmas Carol in Prose, Being a Ghost Story of Christmas (commonly known as A Christmas Carol ) is what Charles Dickens described as his little Christmas Book and was first published on December 19, 1843 with illustrations by John Leech. ... James Eugene Carrey (born January 17, 1962) is a two-time Golden Globe Award-winning Canadian-American A-list film actor and comedian. ... Ebenezer Scrooge is the main character in Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol. ...


Filmography

A Christmas Carol usually refers to the 1843 novella by Charles Dickens. ... Doomsday is an upcoming science fiction film written and directed by Neil Marshall. ... The Englishmans Boy is a novel by Guy Vanderhaeghe, published in 1996 by McClelland and Stewart. ... Ruby Blue were a UK folk/pop band of the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... Outlaw (2007) is a film by director Nick Love and Vertigo Films, and starring Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Bob Hoskins, Lennie James, Rupert Friend and Sean Harris. ... Hollywoodland is a 2006 biopic/docudrama directed by TV alum Allen Coulter (his feature directorial debut) about a down-on-his-luck detective, Louis Simo (Adrien Brody), investigating the suspicious suicide of actor George Reeves (Ben Affleck), the star of televisions Superman. ... Paris, je taime (Paris, I love you) is a 2006 film starring several famous (and less famous) American, British and French movie actors, including Nick Nolte, Elijah Wood, Bob Hoskins, Natalie Portman, Gérard Depardieu, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Steve Buscemi and Gena Rowlands. ... Stay is a 2005 psychological thriller directed by Marc Forster. ... Mrs Henderson Presents is a musical comedy film of 2005 directed by Stephen Frears. ... Son of the Mask is the Raspberry Award-Winning 2005 sequel to the 1994 comedy film, The Mask, directed by Lawrence Guterman. ... Unleashed (also known as Danny the Dog), is a 2005 action / thriller film, directed by Louis Leterrier. ... Beyond the Sea (2004) is an English language German-based production from Lions Gate Films about singer Bobby Darin (1936-1973). ... Tagline: Vanity Fair is a 2004 drama/romance film, directed by Mira Nair. ... Frasier is a popular American situation comedy television series that starred Kelsey Grammer, reprising the character of psychiatrist Dr. Frasier Crane from parent show Cheers, which had ended months before. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Blessed Pope John XXIII (Latin: ),(Italian: Giovanni XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963), was elected as the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on October 28, 1958. ... Blessed Pope John XXIII (Latin: ),(Italian: Giovanni XXIII), born Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963), was elected as the 261st Pope of the Catholic Church and sovereign of Vatican City on October 28, 1958. ... Maid in Manhattan is a 2002 romantic comedy film, directed by Wayne Wang. ... Poster Where Eskimos Live (AKA Tam, gdzie żyją Eskimosi) is a feature drama movie released in 2002 in Polish-American-British and Germany co-operation. ... The 2001 adaptation of The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle was made by the BBC and A&E. It consisted of two 75-minute episodes which were first aired in the UK on December 25 and 26, 2001, and in the USA on October 6 and 7, 2002. ... Last Orders is a film based on the Graham Swift novel Last Orders. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... (IPA: , but see spelling and pronunciation below), fully titled (The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha) is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. ... David Copperfield is a two part BBC television drama adaptation of Charles Dickens novel David Copperfield. ... UK DVD cover A Room for Romeo Brass is a 1999 film directed and written by Shane Meadows. ... Felicias Journey is a 1999 film starring Bob Hoskins, based on a prize winning 1994 novel by William Trevor. ... Saturday Night Live (SNL) is a weekly late night 91-minute American comedy-variety show based in New York City that has been broadcast live by NBC on Saturday nights since October 11, 1975. ... Spiceworld, the greatest movie ever made, is the debut feature film by English pop girl group Spice Girls. ... Michael is the title of an American fantasy motion picture released in 1996. ... The Secret Agent is a 1907 novel by Joseph Conrad. ... Tales from the Crypt can refer to: the television series Tales from the Crypt the film Tales from the Crypt the comic book Tales from the Crypt, published by EC Comics during the 1950s. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Nixon is an Oliver Stone film that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... The Forgotten Toys is an animated series made by Hibbert Ralph Entertainment, featuring the voices of Joanna Lumley and Bob Hoskins. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Passed Away is an American ensemble film comedy from 1992. ... The Inner Circle is a 1991 drama film by Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky, telling the story of Joseph Stalins private projectionist and KGB officer Ivan Sanchin between 1939 and 1953, the dictators year of death. ... Hook is a 1991 family action/adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman, Julia Roberts, Bob Hoskins and Maggie Smith. ... Shattered is a 1991 film starring Tom Berenger, Greta Scacchi, Bob Hoskins, Joanne Whalley, Corbin Bernsen and Scott Getlin. ... The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish is a 1992 comedy, directed by Ben Lewin, starring Bob Hoskins, Jeff Goldblum and Natasha Richardson. ... Mermaids is a 1986 novel written by author Patty Dann. ... The Raggedy Rawney is a 1988 British drama film starring Bob Hoskins, Dexter Fletcher, Zoe Nathenson, and Zoe Wanamaker. ... Who Framed Roger Rabbit is a 1988 film produced by Amblin Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company (on its Touchstone Pictures banner), Using traditional animation and live action. ... Eddie Valiant is a Californian private investigator and one of the main characters in Who Censored Roger Rabbit?, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Who P-P-P-Plugged Roger Rabbit?. He is also the only human character who appears in both books and the 1988 film adaptation. ... The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne is a 1987 drama film made by Handmade Films Ltd. ... Mona Lisa is a 1986 British film which tells the story of a petty criminal who becomes entangled in the dangerous life of a high-class call girl. ... The Cotton Club is a movie, released in 1984, centered around a popular real-life Harlem jazz club in the 1930s, the Cotton Club. ... A novel by Graham Greene, published in 1973. ... Painting based on The Beggars Opera, Scene V, William Hogarth, c. ... Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 film by British director Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album The Wall. ... The BBC Television Shakespeare was a set of television adaptations of the plays of Shakespeare, produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985. ... The Long Good Friday (1980) is a British gangster film starring Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. ... Zulu Dawn is a 1979 book and motion picture about the Battle of Isandlwana between British and Zulu military units in 1879 in South Africa. ... The opening title sequence to the first episode of Pennies from Heaven. ... Rock Follies, and its sequel, Rock Follies of 77, was an innovative and groundbreaking comedy musical drama shown on British television in the mid 1970s. ... Van der Valk was a UK televison series starring Barry Foster in the title role as a dutch detective. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Royal Flash is a 1975 movie based on George MacDonald Frasers second Flashman novel, Royal Flash. ... THICK AS THIEVES is the fourth album by Canadian rock band Trooper, released in 1978. ... Softly, Softly was a British television drama series, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC One. ... Crown Court was an ITV afternoon television drama that ran from 1972 to 1985. ... The National Health is a play by Peter Nichols. ... Up the Front is a classic British comedy. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.angelfire.com/celeb/bobhoskins/interviews/banks.html

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