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British acting legend Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. Hoskins' agent confirmed to the BBC that he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.
With over a hundred credits to his name across film and television, Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His final films were British comedy "Outside Bet" and big-budget fantasy feature "Snow White and the Huntsmen".
Hoskins will be remembered far more though for his memorable turns in films such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "The Honorary Consul," "Brazil," "Hook," "Nixon," "The Cotton Club," "Twenty Four Seven," "Super Mario Bros.," "Last Orders," "Mermaids," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Unleashed," "Hollywoodland," "Doomsday," "Enemy at the Gates," "The Wall" and TV productions like "Pennies from Heaven," "On the Move," "The Lost World" and "The Street".
Hoskins had a dry sense of humor, famously »
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A diverse résumé of roles varying from the Peter Pan pirate softie Smee in Hook to the ever-complex J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon – the latter of which earned Hoskins a Screen Actor's Guild nomination – made the British-born actor familiar yet unpredictable to moviegoers. Hoskins first caught critics' attentions in the 1980 gangster movie The Long Good Friday and the 1983 country-in-upheaval-themed Beyond the Limit, »
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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A team of Sherpas working with an Australian documentary crew was just metres away when the devastating avalanche struck Mount Everest last week, killing at least 13 Nepali guides.
Fortunately none was injured and the crew is remaining on the mountain to continue work on Sherpa: In the Shadow of the Mountain. Co-produced by Bridget Ikin and John Maynard.s Felix Media and John Smithson of London-based Arrow Media, the feature-length film will follow an Everest expedition from the viewpoints of the Sherpas and their sometimes uneasy relationships with foreign climbers. .We will continue to cover whatever happens, as we are covering the Sherpa point of view,. writer/director Jennifer Peedom told If from the base camp on Monday.
Peedom is an experienced climber who worked at high altitudes as the director of the Discovery series Everest Beyond the Limit and is licensed to go as high as the second base camp. »
- Don Groves
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