Bob Hoskins dead: 7 things you didn’t know about the actor from Jamie T music video to hatred of Super Mario
Hook actor was decorated at Cannes, Golden Globes and Baftas
British acting veteran Bob Hoskins died at the age of 71 today following a bout of pneumonia.
He is probably best known for his roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Mona Lisa and The Long Good Friday, but here's some things you may not know about him:
1. He starred in a music video for Jamie T, walking along Southbank and mouthing the lyrics to "Sheila".
2. Joking about his similarities with the actor, he once said he would like Danny DeVito to play him in a film about his life.
3. He really hates the Super Mario Bros movie (in which he played the moustachioed plumber)
From a Guardian Q&A:
What is the worst job you've done?
Super Mario Brothers.
What has been your biggest disappointment?
Super Mario Brothers.
If you could edit your past, what would you change?
I wouldn't do Super Mario Brothers.
4. He once delivered a 30-minute monologue as a hitman waiting in a public toilet.
5. He won Cannes Film Festival's prestigious Prix d'interprétation masculine for his role in Mona Lisa
6. Outside of his gangster roles, he once played Pope John XXIII in TV biopic The Good Pope.
7. A dad joke he delivered in Hook has over 140,000 YouTube views.
- 2 Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
- 3 General Election 2015: 14-year-old boy asks Nick Clegg – 'can you kill Katie Hopkins?'
- 4 University student in court for allegedly covering housemates' food in window cleaner and spit
- 5 Ryan Gosling posts tribute to 'Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal' creator Ryan McHenry
Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy
Who should I vote for? The Independent quiz matches best political party for undecided voters ahead of the general election
Mysterious 'X-Files' sounds heard miles above the Earth
Garland shooting: Isis claims attack on Prophet Mohamed cartoon contest in Texas as its first action on US soil
Met Gala 2015: Beyoncé manages to out-skimp Rihanna, Miley and Kim Kardashian combined with near-naked ensemble
In defence of liberal democracy
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
£36000 - £45000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity...
£50000 per annum: Ashdown Group: HR Manager Shared Services - Uxbridge, Stock...
Negotiable: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join one of...
£18000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Assistant (Events busi...