14:20 13 August 2012
Bob Hoskins has decided to retire from acting after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
The actor, 69, has enjoyed a four-decade career. He jumped to fame in Hollywood via classic animation/live action film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', and has achieved a Golden Globe nomination for his role.
His agent has released a statement on Wednesday saying that the actor will be withdrawing from his ‘wonderful career’ and will be spending more time with his family.
“Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time.
Hoskins, who was born in Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk, started his acting career in the late 60s. In the latter part of the 1970s, he started acting on television regularly. In 1980, his big film break finally came in the form of a role as Harold Shand in the British gangster film ‘The Long Good Friday’.
In 1986, he won numerous awards including a Golden Globe for best actor and a Bafta for his work in 'Mona Lisa'. The same role landed him an Academy Award nomination. He was also nominated at the Golden Globrs for his role in 'Mrs. Henderson Presents' in 2005.
He also appeared as Smee in the 1991 Steven Spielberg film, 'Hook' and again in 'Neverland' in 2011. His latest film was 'Snow White and the Huntsman' in which he played one of the dwarves.
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