British actor, screenwriter and director Bob Hoskins died April 29 at the age of 71. He had been suffering from Parkinson’s Disease and was receiving hospital treatment for pneumonia. Hoskins became a household name after taking the lead in Dennis Potter’s musical fantasy Pennies From Heaven (1978); other appearances include Brazil (1985), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Hook (1991), Super Mario Bros, (1993), a 1996 episode of Tales From the Crypt, The Lost World (2001), Son of the Mask (2005), Doomsday (2008), A Christmas Carol (2009) and Snow White and the Huntsman (2012). He also reprised the role of Smee from Hook in the 2011 mini-series Neverland.
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