9 August 2012 7:17 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Veteran British actor Bob Hoskins is retiring. Hoskins made the announcement a few months after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Hoskins representative said the following in a statement: "Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn. He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

Hoskins career has spanned forty years from 1972's "Villains" to this year's "Snow White and the Huntsman", with notable films such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "Hook," "Brazil," "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "Nixon," "Enemy at the Gates," "Mermaids" and "The Cotton Club" in between. »

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