Bob Hoskins Biography (1942-)

Full name, Robert William Hoskins; born October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, England; son of Robert (a bookkeeper) and Elsie (a cook; maiden name, Hopkins) Hoskins; married Jane Livesey, 1967 (divorced, 1978); married Linda Banwell (a former schoolteacher), 1982; children: (first marriage) Alex,Sarah; (second marriage) Rosa, Jack. Addresses: Agent: Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212; Hutton Management, 200 Fulham Rd., London SW10 9PN, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer, screenwriter
Birth Details
October 26, 1942
Bury St. Edmonds, Suffolk, United Kingdom

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Recruiting sergeant, Up the Front, 1972
  • Foster, The National Health (also known as The National Health,or Nurse Norton's Affair), Columbia, 1973
  • Policeman, Royal Flash, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1975
  • Big Mac, Inserts, United Artists, 1976
  • Sergeant Major Williams, Zulu Dawn, Warner Bros., 1980
  • Harold Shand, The Long Good Friday, Embassy, 1982
  • Rock and Roll Manager, Pink Floyd--The Wall (also known as TheWall), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1982
  • Colonel Perez, Beyond the Limit (also known as The Honorary Consul), Paramount, 1983
  • Owney Madden, The Cotton Club, Orion, 1984
  • Inspector John Becker, Lassiter, Warner Bros., 1984
  • George, The Woman Who Married Clark Gable, Set 2 Films, 1985
  • Spoor, Brazil, Universal, 1985
  • George, Mona Lisa, Island/Handmade, 1986
  • Stanley Gould, Sweet Liberty, Universal, 1986
  • James Madden, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, Island, 1987
  • Father Da Costa, A Prayer for the Dying, Samuel Goldwyn, 1987
  • Eddie Valiant, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Buena Vista, 1988
  • Darky, The Raggedy Rawney, Island, 1988
  • Umpire, Major League, Paramount, 1989
  • Jack Moony, Heart Condition, New Line Cinema, 1990
  • Lou Landsky, Mermaids, Orion, 1990
  • Smee, Hook, TriStar, 1991
  • Gus Klein, Shattered (also known as Troubles), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pathe, 1991
  • Beria, The Inner Circle (also known as Blizhnij krug, Ilproiezionista, and The Projectionist), Columbia, 1991
  • Louis Aubinard, The Favor, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (also known as La montre, la croix et la maniere and Rue Saint-Sulpice), Trimark Pictures, 1992
  • Sam Garcia, Blue Ice, 1992
  • Johnny Scanlan, Passed Away, Buena Vista, 1992
  • Mario Mario, Super Mario Bros., Buena Vista, 1993
  • Sidney, plumber's mate, The Big Freeze, Cine Electra, 1993
  • Himself, A Century of Cinema (documentary), 1994
  • Voice of Boris the goose, Balto (animated), Universal, 1995
  • J. Edgar Hoover, Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Voice of Teddy, The Forgotten Toys, 1995
  • Himself, Ding Dong, 1995
  • Vartan Malt, Michael, New Line Cinema, 1996
  • Frank Bailey, Rainbow (also known as Les voyaguers de l'arc-en-ciel), Vine International Pictures, 1996
  • Adolph Verloc, The Secret Agent (also known as Joseph Conrad'sThe Secret Agent), Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1996
  • Alan Darcy, TwentyFourSeven (also known as 24 7: Twenty Four Seven), October Films, 1997
  • Captain Jack Armistead (title role), Captain Jack (also known as An Inch over the Horizon), 1998
  • Mayor Cesar Crevel, Cousin Bette, Fox Searchlight Films, 1998
  • Himself, Spice World, Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Joseph Ambrose Hilditch, Felicia's Journey (also known as Le voyage de Felicia), Artisan Entertainment, 1999
  • Gerd Layton, Parting Shots, 1999
  • Steven Laws, A Room for Romeo Brass, USA Films, 1999
  • Brother Edgar, The White River Kid (also known as White River), New City Releasing, 1999
  • Let the Good Times Roll, 1999
  • Joey, American Virgin (also known as Live Virgin), SterlingHome Entertainment, 2000
  • Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Enemy at the Gates (also known as Duell--Enemy at the Gates), Paramount, 2001
  • Ray "Raysie" Johnson, Last Orders (also known as Letzte Runde), Sony Pictures Classics, 2001
  • Sharkey, Where Eskimos Live (also known as Tam, gdzie zyja Eskimosi), 2002
  • Lionel Bloch, Beresford butler, Maid in Manhattan (also known as Made In New York), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2002
  • Henry Bullard, The Sleeping Dictionary, Fine Line, 2003
  • Darius Paskevic, Den of Lions, 2003
  • Himself, Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit (documentary short film), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2003
  • Pitt the elder, Vanity Fair, Gramercy, 2004
  • Charlie Maffia, Beyond the Sea, Lions Gate Films, 2004
  • Stay, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2004
  • Bart, Unleashed, Rogue Pictures, 2005
  • Orin, Son of the Mask, 2005
  • Also appeared in That All Men Should Be Brothers.
  • Film Work
  • Director, The Raggedy Rawney, Island, 1988
  • Director, Rainbow (also known as Les voyageurs de l'arc-en-ciel), Vine International Pictures, 1996
  • Executive producer, The Secret Agent (also known as Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent), Cabin Fever Entertainment, 1996
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Knocker, The Villains, LWT, 1972
  • George Dobbs, Thick as Thieves, LWT, 1974
  • Arthur Parker, Pennies from Heaven, BBC, 1977-1978
  • Narrator, Big Jim and the Figaro Club, 1979
  • Teddy, The Forgotten Toys, 1998
  • Miniseries
  • Jack Dunn, Shoulder to Shoulder, BBC, 1974
  • Arnie Cole, Flickers, ATV, 1980
  • Winston Churchill, World War II: When Lions Roared (also known asWorld War II ... Then There Were Giants), NBC, 1994
  • Micawber, David Copperfield, BBC, 1999, then PBS, 2000
  • Professor George Challenger, The Lost World (also known as Dievergessene Welt), BBC and Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Movies
  • Sexton, If There Weren't Any Blacks ... , LWT, 1973
  • Mr. Taramasalatopoulos, Of Mycenae and Men, BBC, 1979
  • Title role, Sheppey, BBC, 1980
  • Eddie Reed, You Don't Have to Walk to Fly, LWT, 1982
  • Benito Mussolini, Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce (alsoknown as Mussolini and I and Ich und der Duce), HBO, 1985
  • Morrie Mendellsohn, The Dunera Boys, 1985
  • DeFlores, The Changeling, Bravo, 1994
  • Manuel Noriega, Noriega: God's Favorite, Showtime, 2000
  • Sancho Panza, Don Quixote,TNT, 2000
  • Angelo Roncalli/Pope John XXIII, Il papa buono (also known as The Good Pope: Pope John XXIII and Il pap buono--Giovanni venitreesimo), 2003
  • Specials
  • (Television debut) Villains on the High Road, 1972
  • Softly, Softly, 1973
  • The Gentle Rebellion, 1974
  • On the Move, 1975
  • Iago, Othello (also known as The Complete Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Othello), BBC, 1981
  • The Beggar's Opera, BBC, 1983
  • The Trouble with Michael Caine, 1987 of the Secret Policeman, The Secret Policeman's Third Ball, 1987
  • Roger Rabbit and the Secrets of Toontown (also known as In Search of Toontown), CBS, 1988
  • Michael Caine: Breaking the Mold (also known as Crazy about theMovies), Cinemax, 1991
  • Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, NBC, 1994
  • Himself, In the Wild: Tigers with Bob Hoskins, 1994
  • The 69th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1997
  • Himself, From Star Wars to Star Wars: The Story of Industrial Light & Magic (documentary), Fox, 1999
  • Himself, RIP 2002 (documentary), Channel 4, 2002
  • (In archive footage) Lou Landsky, Cher: The Farewell Tour, NBC, 2003
  • Also appeared in And All Who Sail in Her, BBC; On the Road,BBC; Crown Court, Granada; "On Brecht," Omnibus, BBC; ThreePiece Suit, BBC; In the Looking Glass, BBC; appeared as Joe Grimaldi, "It Must Be Something in the Water," Omnibus, BBC; Napoleon, Peninsular, BBC.
  • Episodic
  • "The Bankrupt," Play for Today, 1972
  • Woodbine, "Her Majesty's Pleasure," Play for Today, BBC, 1972
  • Wharton, "Weight of Evidence," New Scotland Yard, LWT, 1973
  • Blake, "Schmoedipus," Play for Today, BBC, 1974
  • Sammy Draper, "Cry Terror" (also known as "Kill Two Birds"), Thriller, ABC, 1975
  • Johnny Palmer, "Dead on Arrival," Van der Valk, 1977
  • Johnny Britten, "The Looney Tunes," Rock Follies of '77, 1977
  • Johnny Britten, "The Divorce," Rock Follies of '77, 1977
  • Johnny Britten, "The Real Life," Rock Follies of '77, 1977
  • "Red Nose Day 3: The Stonker," Comic Relief, 1991
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1995, 1998, 1999
  • Lawyer, "A Fatal Caper," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1996
  • Himself, Lo mas plus, 1997
  • Saturday Night Live, 1998
  • Himself, Parkinson, 1998
  • Himself, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998
  • Coach Fuller, "Trophy Girlfriend," Frasier, NBC, 2003
  • Himself, "Michael Caine," The Hollywood Greats, 2003
  • Television Director
  • Movies
  • "My Father the Liar," Tube Tales, British Sky, 1999
  • Episodic
  • "A Fatal Caper," Tales from the Crypt (also known as HBO's Tales from the Crypt), HBO, 1996
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Stage debut) Peter, Romeo and Juliet, Victoria Theatre, Stoke onTrent, England, 1969
  • Pinchwife, The Country Wife, Century Theatre, London, 1970
  • The Baby Elephant, Theatre Upstairs, London, 1971
  • Uriah Shelley, Man Is Man, Royal Court Theatre, London, 1971
  • Lenny, The Homecoming, Hull Arts Center Theatre, 1971
  • Title role, Richard III, Hull Arts Center Theatre, 1971
  • Bernie the Volt, Veterans, Royal Court Theatre, 1971
  • Butcher Brunt, Cato Street, Young Vic Theatre, London, 1971
  • Azdak, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Northcott Theatre, Exeter, England, 1971
  • Soldier, Lear, Royal Court Theatre, 1971
  • Title role, King Lear, Dartington Hall Theatre, 1972
  • Sextus Pompeius, Antony and Cleopatra, Bankside Globe Theatre, London, 1973
  • Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Royal Court Theatre, 1974
  • Doolittle, Pygmalion, Albert Theatre, London, 1974
  • Touchstone, As You Like It, Oxford Playhouse, 1974
  • Bill Cracker, Happy End, Oxford Playhouse, then Lyric Theatre, London, 1974-1975
  • Rocky, The Iceman Cometh, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, London, 1976
  • Borkov, Ivanov, Royal Shakespeare Company, Aldwych Theatre, 1976
  • Sergeant, The Devil's Disciple, Royal Shakespeare Company, AldwychTheatre, 1976
  • Jake, England, England, Jeannetta Cochrane Theatre, London, 1977
  • The World Turned Upside Down, Cottesloe Theatre, London, 1978
  • Joe Veriatio, Has Washington Legs?, Cottesloe Theatre, 1978
  • Bosola, The Duchess of Malfi, Manchester Royal Exchange, The Roundhouse Theatre, London, 1981
  • Lee, True West, National Theatre, London, 1981
  • Nathan Detroit, Guys and Dolls, National Theatre, 1982
  • Old Wicked Songs, 1996-1997
  • Stage, 1996-1997
  • Also appeared as Hiring, The Anniversary, Century Theatre; Menelaus, The Trojan Woman, Hull Arts Center Theatre; Common Man, A Man for All Seasons, Manchester 69 Company; Marker, A View from the Bridge; Iago, Othello.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Nicole De Wilde) The Raggedy Rawney, Island, 1988

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers, Volume 3: Actors and Actresses, 4th edition, St. James Press, 2000
    • Moline, Karen, Bob Hoskins: An Unlikely Hero, 1988
    • Newsmakers 89, Gale, 1990
    Periodicals
    • New York Times, April 16, 1982; June 20, 1982; June 8, 1986
    • New York Times Magazine, December 6, 1987, pp. 52, 54, 56-68

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