Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bob Hoskins To Retire Following Parkinson’s Diagnosis

British acting legend Bob Hoskins has announced that he is retiring from acting after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Undoubtedly one of Britain’s best-loved actors, Hoskins has played a wide variety of roles since the 1970s, ranging from gritty gangster films to comedy roles.

Bob Hoskins has enjoyed an acting career far longer than most, and given the immense variety of roles he's gotten to play, probably a more rewarding one as well. But today he's announced he's stepping away from the screen, and though in the statement he says he's "looking forward to his retirement with his family," he'll also be facing a major medical challenge. 

Notable performances include the 1980 British gangster film ‘The Long Good Friday,’ Terry Gilliam’s ‘Brazil,’ Neil Jordan’s ‘Mona Lisa,’ Robert Zemeckis’ ’Who Framed Roger Rabbit,’ Steven Spielberg’s ’Hook,’ Stephen Frears’ ’Mrs Henderson Presents,’ Oliver Stone’s ‘Nixon,’ ‘Twenty Four Seven,’ ‘Made in Dagenham,’ the drama serial ‘The Street,’ and most recently as one of the dwarves in ‘Snow White & The Huntsman.’ Hoskins acting has earned him a Cannes Award, a Golden Globe for Best Actor, several BAFTA Awards, and an Academy Award nomination. 

The official statement from Bob Hoskins agent: “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.” 

We here at Templar Digital will greatly miss Hoskins at the movies and wish him great health and luck in the future and in life.

-Brian Lansangan
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