British Actor Bob Hoskins is Dead at 71

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Bob Hoskins was a British acting icon with a full resume that passed away on April 30 after becoming gravely ill with pneumonia.

The actor was already in poor health at the time, having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2012 at the age of 69.

Snow White and the Huntsman was the last movie he would film. During his career he received a Golden Globe nomination, received an Emmy and also directed two films.

Hoskins’ most iconic roles include playing in Mermaids alongside singing legend Cher, being Smee in Hook opposite the lead character, Captain Hook, reprising that role in Neverland, Nikita Krushchev in Enemy of the Gates, and also Uncle Bart, a violent psychopath, in Unleashed AKA Danny The Dog.

Some television productions that he starred in for the BBC were Pennies From Heaven, Flickers, David Copperfield, and The Wind in the Willows.

The two films he directed were The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow.

His Golden Globe nomination was for best supporting actor in Mrs. Henderson Presents, a film that he actually co-produced with Norma Heyman.

He won the Emmy for best actor at the 2010 International Emmy’s for the drama serial The Street.