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Bob Hoskins (I) (1942–2014)


Bob Hoskins was described by the director John Mackenzie as "an actor from the British tradition but with an almost American approach, an instinctive approach to acting and knowing how to work with the camera". He 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... 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

The Long Good Friday
(1980)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant
(1988)
Mona Lisa
Mona Lisa George
(1986)
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. Mario Mario
(1993)

Filmography

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 2012 Outside Bet
Percy 'Smudge' Smith
 2011 Neverland (TV Mini-Series)
Mr. Smee
- Part 2 (2011) ... Mr. Smee
- Part 1 (2011) ... Mr. Smee
 2011/I Will
Davey
 2010 Behind the Carol: The Full Motion-Capture Experience (Video)
Fezziwig / Old Joe
 2010 Made in Dagenham
Albert Passingham
 2009 Disney's A Christmas Carol (Video Game)
Fezziwig
 2009 A Christmas Carol
Fezziwig / Old Joe
 2009 The Street (TV Series)
Paddy Gargan
- Loss of Control (2009) ... Paddy Gargan
- Smoke (2009) ... Paddy Gargan
 2008 Pinocchio (TV Movie)
Geppetto
 2008 Doomsday
Bill Nelson
 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 Go Go Tales
The Baron
 2007 Outlaw
Walter Lewis
 2007 Sparkle
Vince
 2006 The Wind in the Willows (TV Movie)
Badger
 2006 Hollywoodland
Eddie Mannix
 2006 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties
Winston (voice)
 2006 Paris, je t'aime
Bob (segment "Pigalle")
 2005/I Stay
Dr. Leon Patterson
 2005 Mrs Henderson Presents
Vivian Van Damm
 2005 Son of the Mask
Odin
 2005 Unleashed
Bart
 2004 Beyond the Sea
Charlie Cassotto Maffia
 2004 Vanity Fair
Sir Pitt Crawley
 2003 Den of Lions
Darius Paskevic
 2003 Frasier (TV Series)
Coach Fuller
- Trophy Girlfriend (2003) ... Coach Fuller
 2003 The Good Pope: Pope John XXIII (TV Movie)
Angelo Roncalli / Pope John XXIII
 2002 Maid in Manhattan
Lionel Bloch
 2002 Where Eskimos Live
Sharkey
 2001 The Lost World (TV Movie)
Prof. George Challenger
 2001 Last Orders
Ray
 2001 Enemy at the Gates
Nikita Khrushchev
 2000 Don Quixote (TV Movie)
Sancho Panza
 2000 Noriega: God's Favorite (TV Movie)
Manuel Noriega
 1999 Let the Good Times Roll (Short)
Peter
 1999 David Copperfield (TV Mini-Series)
Micawber
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Micawber
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Micawber
 1999 The White River Kid
Brother Edgar
 1999 A Room for Romeo Brass
Steven Laws
 1999 American Virgin
Joey
 1999 Captain Jack
Jack Armistead
 1999 Felicia's Journey
Joe Hilditch
 1998 Parting Shots
Gerd Layton
 1998 Cousin Bette
Crevel
 1998 Saturday Night Live (TV Series)
Captain Kidd / Himself
- Greg Kinnear/All Saints (1998) ... Captain Kidd / Himself (uncredited)
 1997 Spice World
Bob Hoskins
 1997 TwentyFourSeven
Alan Darcy
 1997 The Forgotten Toys (TV Series)
Teddy (1998-1999) (voice)
 1996 Michael
Vartan Malt
 1996 The Secret Agent
Verloc
 1996 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Redmond
- Fatal Caper (1996) ... Redmond
 1995 The Forgotten Toys (Short)
Teddy (voice)
 1995 Balto
Boris (voice)
 1995 Nixon
J. Edgar Hoover
 1995 Rainbow
Frank Bailey
 1994 World War II: When Lions Roared (TV Movie)
Winston Churchill
 1993 Performance (TV Series)
De Flores
- The Changeling (1993) ... De Flores
 1993 The Big Freeze (TV Movie)
Sidney
 1993 Super Mario Bros.
Mario Mario
 1992 Blue Ice
Sam Garcia
 1992 Passed Away
Johnny Scanlan
 1991 The Inner Circle
Beria
 1991 Hook
Smee
 1991 Shattered
Gus Klein
 1990 Mermaids
Lou Landsky
 1990 Heart Condition
Jack Moony
 1989 Tummy Trouble (Short)
Eddie Valiant (uncredited)
 1988 The Raggedy Rawney
Darky
 1988 Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Eddie Valiant
 1987 A Prayer for the Dying
Father Michael Da Costa
 1986 Mona Lisa
George
 1986 Sweet Liberty
Stanley Gould
 1985 The Dunera Boys (TV Series)
Morrie Mendellsohn
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Morrie Mendellsohn
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Morrie Mendellsohn
 1985 Mussolini and I (TV Series)
Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.4 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.3 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.2 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
- Episode #1.1 (1985) ... Benito Mussolini
 1985 The Woman Who Married Clark Gable (Short)
George
 1985 Brazil
Spoor
 1984 The Cotton Club
Owney Madden
 1984 Weekend Playhouse (TV Series)
Eddie Reed
- You Don't Have to Walk to Fly (1984) ... Eddie Reed
 1984 Lassiter
Inspector John Becker
 1983 The Beggar's Opera (TV Movie)
Beggar
 1983 Beyond the Limit
Colonel Perez
 1982 Pink Floyd: The Wall
Rock and Roll Manager
 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 #1.6 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.5 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.4 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Arnie Cole
 1980 The Long Good Friday
Harold
 1979 Brecht and Co (TV Movie)
Member of Brecht's company / Prologue
 1979 Zulu Dawn
C.S.M. Williams
 1979 Of Mycenae and Men (TV Short)
Mr. Taramasalatopoulos
 1978 Pennies from Heaven (TV Mini-Series)
Arthur Parker
- Says My Heart (1978) ... Arthur Parker
- Painting the Clouds (1978) ... Arthur Parker
- Better Think Twice (1978) ... Arthur Parker
- Easy Come, Easy Go (1978) ... Arthur Parker
- The Sweetest Thing (1978) ... Arthur Parker
 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)
 1976 The Crezz (TV Series)
Det. Sgt. Marble
- A Flash of Inspiration (1976) ... Det. Sgt. Marble
 1975 Thriller (TV Series)
Sammy Draper
- Cry Terror (1975) ... Sammy Draper
 1975 On the Move (TV Series)
Alf
- Episode #1.1 (1975) ... Alf
- Episode dated 11 June 1975 (1975) ... Alf
 1975 Royal Flash
Police Constable
 1975 Inserts
Big Mac
 1974 Thick as Thieves (TV Series)
Dobbs
- Holy Deadlock (1974) ... Dobbs
- Home & Away (1974) ... Dobbs
- Three Into Two Won't Go (1974) ... Dobbs
- The Trouble with Tommy (1974) ... Dobbs
- Two Men in My Life (1974) ... Dobbs
 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 New Scotland Yard (TV Series)
Eddie Wharton
- Weight of Evidence (1973) ... Eddie Wharton
 1973 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Grimaldi
- It Must Be Something in the Water (1973) ... Grimaldi
 1973 The National Health
Foster
 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 Up the Front
Recruiting Sgt.
 1972 The Main Chance (TV Series)
Workman
- Acting for Self (1972) ... Workman
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Bosola") in Webster's "The Duchess of Malfi". Roundhouse Theatre, London, England. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 9 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Personal Quote:

[asked why he did a much-maligned series of adverts for British Telecom] For 500,000 reasons, all of them with the Queen's head on. 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:

Frequently played grouchy, short-tempered characters See more »

Nickname:

The Cockney Cagney

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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