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Bob Hoskins (I) (1942–2014)


Bob Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmund's, Suffolk, where his mother was living after being evacuated as a result of the heavy bombings. He is the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins), a nursery school teacher and cook, and Robert William Hoskins, Sr., who drove a lorry and worked as a bookkeeper. Growing up, Hoskins received only ... See full bio »

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(age 71) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant
(1988)
Hook
Hook Smee
(1991)
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates Nikita Khrushchev
(2001)

Filmography

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 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Smee
- Part 2 (2011) ... Mr. Smee
- Part 1 (2011) ... Mr. Smee
 2011/I Will
Davey
 2009 Disney's A Christmas Carol (Video Game)
Fezziwig
 2009 The Street (TV Series)
Paddy Gargan
- Episode #3.6 (2009) ... Paddy Gargan
- Episode #3.1 (2009) ... Paddy Gargan
 2008 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Geppetto
 2008 The Englishman's Boy (TV Mini-Series)
Damon Ira Chance
- Part Two (2008) ... Damon Ira Chance
- Part One (2008) ... Damon Ira Chance
 2007 Ruby Blue
Jack
 2007 Sparkle
Vince
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Badger
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Bob (segment "Pigalle")
 2005 Unleashed
Bart
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
Coach Fuller
 2001 Last Orders
Ray
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
Sancho Panza
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Micawber
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Micawber
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Micawber
 1999 The White River Kid
Brother Edgar
 1998 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Captain Kidd / Himself
- Greg Kinnear/All Saints (1998) ... Captain Kidd / Himself
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Teddy (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Redmond
- Fatal Caper (1996) ... Redmond
 1995 The Forgotten Toys (Short)
Teddy (voice)
 1995 Balto
Boris (voice)
 1993 Performance (TV Series)
De Flores
- The Changeling (1993) ... De Flores
 1993 The Big Freeze (TV Movie)
Sidney
 1991 Hook
Smee
 1989 Tummy Trouble (Short)
Eddie Valiant (uncredited)
 1986 Mona Lisa
George
 1985 The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (Short)
George
 1985 Brazil
Spoor
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Beggar
 1981 Othello (TV Movie)
Iago
 1979-1981 Big Jim and the Figaro Club (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Pursuit of Courtly Love (1981) ... Narrator
- A Bit of Rough Shooting (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
- Hearts of Oak (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
- Laughing Like a Drain (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
- Dung from a Rocking Horse (1981) ... Narrator (voice)
 1981 Stainless Steel and Star Spies (TV Movie) (voice)
 1980 Flickers (TV Mini-Series)
Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.1 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
 1979 Brecht and Co (TV Movie)
Member of Brecht's company / Prologue
 1977 Rock Follies of '77 (TV Series)
Johnny Britten
- The Real Life (1977) ... Johnny Britten
- The Divorce (1977) ... Johnny Britten
- The Loony Tunes (1977) ... Johnny Britten
 1977 Van der Valk (TV Series)
Johnny Palmer
- Dead on Arrival (1977) ... Johnny Palmer
 1977 Three Piece Suite (TV Series)
Reg (Wonderful Woman)
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Sammy Draper
- Cry Terror (1975) ... Sammy Draper
 1975 On the Move (TV Series)
Alf
 1975 Inserts
Big Mac
 1972-1974 Play for Today (TV Series)
Blake / Woodbine / Taxi driver
- Schmoedipus (1974) ... Blake
- Her Majesty's Pleasure (1973) ... Woodbine
- The Bankrupt (1972) ... Taxi driver
 1974 Shoulder to Shoulder (TV Mini-Series)
Jack Dunn
- Outrage (1974) ... Jack Dunn
 1973 Softly Softly: Task Force (TV Series)
Parker
- Signed Off (1973) ... Parker
 1973 Sir Yellow (TV Series)
 1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Grimaldi
- It Must Be Something in the Water (1973) ... Grimaldi
 1973 And All Who Sail in Her (TV Movie)
Billy
 1972 Kate (TV Series)
Heavy
- A Nice Rest (1972) ... Heavy
 1972 Villains (TV Series)
Charles 'Knocker' Grindley / Charles Grindley
- Knocker (1972) ... Charles Grindley
- Move In, Move On (1972) ... Charles 'Knocker' Grindley
- George (1972) ... Charles 'Knocker' Grindley
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Workman
- Acting for Self (1972) ... Workman
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Other Works:

He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production at the Lyttelton Theatre, Olivier Theatre, and Cottesloe Theatre in London, England in John Galsworthy's play, "Strife;" William Congreve's play, "The Double Dealer;" play, "The Woman; William Shakespeare's plays, "Macbeth," "As You Like It," and "Richard III;... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 8 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on what song he would like played at his funeral] Play what you like, I won't be there. See more »

Trivia:

He was Brian De Palma's second choice for the role of Al Capone in The Untouchables (1987) if Robert De Niro was not available. Hoskins was reportedly given a six-figure paycheck by De Palma for "being a great standby". See more »

Trademark:

Gravelly voice and strong cockney accent. See more »

Nickname:

The Cockney Cagney

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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