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Hoskins quits acting because of Parkinsons

Hoskins quits acting because of Parkinsons

Hoskins quits acting because of Parkinsons

The actor Bob Hoskins is retiring from the business after a career spanning four decades.

Hoskins, who’s 69, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last autumn.

In a statement, issued through his agent, he thanked his fans for their support and said he had had a wonderful career.

Hoskins, who was most recently seen as a dwarf in Snow White and the Huntsman and before that as a union shop steward in Made in Dagenham, was nominated for an Oscar for Mona Lisa and also starred in films including The Long Good Friday, The Cotton Club, Brazil and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Fellow British film-maker Neil Marshall, who directed him in the futuristic science fiction thriller Doomsday, was one of many to pay tribute to Hoskins. In a posting on facebook, he said, “I was very lucky to have had the opportunity to work with him on Doomsday. Great guy. Brilliant actor.”

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