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Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins (full name Robert William Hoskins) (born 1942) is a British actor who specialises in playing Cockney rough diamonds and/or gangsters but has also appeared to international audiences in films such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Born in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, Hoskins had a number of occupations before going into acting, and made his stage début in 1969. He hit the big time in 1978 when he starred in Dennis Potter's successful BBC drama serial, Pennies from Heaven, and his performances in British films such as Mona Lisa (1986) and The Long Good Friday[?] (1980) won him the approval of the critics. He has also directed films.

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