I was saddened today to hear that the great British actor Bob Hoskins had passed away, following a bout of Pneumonia. He was 71. He appeared in some of my favourite movies like the ground-breaking Who Framed Roger Rabbit as well as the Winona Ryder / Cher drama Mermaids. He was best known for some of his tough gangster roles such as Mona Lisa, but could also put his name to comedy effortlessly and was often a very charming and likable presence.
He will be greatly missed, and my thoughts go out to his friends and family.
1942 – 2014