Wednesday, 30 April 2014

RIP Bob Hoskins

Another tragic loss that has shocked me; one of my favourite actors Bob Hoskins has passed away aged 71 from pneumonia. Bob had retired from acting due to Parkinsons in 2012. He died surrounded by his family at hospital yesterday and will be much missed.

Pennies From Heaven, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, Twenty Four Seven...these are just a clutch of great performances he has left us with. In a world full of cinematic superficiality he offered, as his most famous creation Harold Shand of The Long Good Friday once said, "A little bit more than a hotdog" Speaking of which, here's that genius acting moment from the film's last scene. You can see everything his character is thinking, it's just a masterclass...


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