Bob Hoskins Biography

Birthday: 1942-10-26
Place of Birth: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Wiki Biography: 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. Growing up, Hoskins received only limited education and he left school at 15, but with a passion for language and literature instilled by his former English teacher. A regular theatre-goer, Hoskins dreamed of starring on stage, but before he could do so he had to work odd jobs for a long time to make ends meet. His acting career started out more by accident than by design, when he accompanied a friend to watch some auditions, only to be confused for one of the people auditioning, getting a script pushed into his hands with the message "You're next". He got the part and acquired an agent. After some stage success, he expanded to television with roles in television series such as "Villains" (1972) and "Thick as Thieves" (1974). In the mid-'70s, he started his film career, standing out when he performed alongside Richard Dreyfuss in John Byrum's Inserts (1974) and in a smaller part in Richard Lester's Royal Flash (1975). Hoskins broke through in 1978 in Dennis Potter's mini TV series, "Pennies from Heaven" (1978), playing "Arthur Parker", the doomed salesman. After this, a string of high-profile and successful films followed, starting with his true major movie debut in 1980's The Long Good Friday (1980) as the ultimately doomed "Harold Shand". This was followed by such works as The Cotton Club (1984), Mona Lisa (1986), which won him an Oscar nomination as well as a BAFTA award, Cannes Film Festival and Golden Globe), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) (Golden Globe nomination), Mermaids (1990), Hook (1991), Nixon (1995), Felicia's Journey (1999) and Enemy at the Gates (2001). Hoskins has always carefully balanced the riches of Hollywood with the labor of independent film, though leaning more towards the latter than the former. He works at smaller projects such as Shane Meadows' debut Twenty Four Seven (1997), in which he starred as "Allen Darcy". Besides this, he found time to direct, write and star in The Raggedy Rawney (1988), as well as direct and star in Rainbow (1995), and contributing to HBO's "Tales from the Crypt" (1989) and Tube Tales (1999).

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Villains Charles 'Knocker' Grindley / ... 1972 - 1972
Big Jim and the Figaro Club 1979 Comedy
Maid in Manhattan Lionel Bloch 2002 Comedy
Hints (2010) Muir 2010
Shattered Gus Klein 3727
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 0000
The Outlaw Walter 1943
Insert Big Mac 1975
Royal Flash 1975
Inserts Big Mac 1976 Comedy, Drama
The Long Good Friday Harold Shand 1982 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Pink Floyd The Wall 1982 Drama, Musical
The Cotton Club Owney Madden 1984
Brazil Spoor 1985 Drama, Fantasy, Sci Fi
Sweet Liberty 1986 Comedy
Mona Lisa George 1986 Crime, Drama, Romance
A Prayer for the Dying 1987 0, Game Show, Comedy
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Eddie Valiant 1988 Animation, Comedy, Crime
Heart Condition 1990 Action, Comedy, Drama
The Raggedy Rawney 1990 Drama
Hook Smee 1991 0, 0, 0, 0
The Inner Circle Beria 1991 Drama
The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish 1992 Comedy
Passed Away 1992 Comedy
Super Mario Bros. Mario Mario 1993 Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Big Freeze Sidney, plumber's mate 1993 Comedy
Nixon J. Edgar Hoover 1995 Drama
Rainbow Frank Bailey 1996 Comedy, Family, Fantasy
The Secret Agent Verloc 1996 Drama, Thriller
Michael Vartan Malt 1996 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
24 7: Twenty Four Seven Alan Darcy 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Cousin Bette Cesar Crevel 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Christmas Carol Fezziwig 1999 0
A Room for Romeo Brass 1999 0
Parting Shots Gerd Layton 1999 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Captain Jack Jack Armistead 1999 Drama
The White River Kid Brother Edgar 1999 Comedy
Don Quixote Sancho Panza 2000 Adventure, Comedy, Romance
American Virgin Joey 2000 Comedy
Enemy at the Gates Nikita Khrushchev 2001 Romance, 0, Biography, 0, 0
Maid in Manhattan Lionel Bloch 2002 0, 0
Last Orders 2002 Drama
The Sleeping Dictionary 2003 Drama, Romance
Where Eskimos Live 2003 Drama
Beyond the Sea Charlie Cassotto Maffia 2004 0
Den of Lions Darius Paskevic 2005 Action, Crime, Thriller
Unleashed Bart 2005 Action, Crime, Drama
Mrs. Henderson Presents Vivian Van Damm 2005 Comedy, Drama, Music
Hollywoodland Eddie Mannix 2006 Crime, Drama
Outlaw Walter 2007
Outlaw Walter Lewis 2007 Action, Crime, Drama
Disney's A Christmas Carol Fezziwig 2008
Ruby Blue Jack 2008 Drama
Sparkle Vince 2010 Comedy
Made in Dagenham Albert Passingham 2010 Biography, Comedy, Drama
Go Go Tales The Baron 2011 Comedy, Drama
Will Davey 2011 Drama, Family, Sport
Snow White and the Huntsman Muir 2012 0, 0, 0
Outside Bet Percy 'Smudge' Smith 2012 Comedy
Mermaids Lou Landsky 2017
Stay Dr. Leon Patterson 2017
Shattered Gus Klein 2017 0