Actor Bob Hoskins To Retire Following Parkinson's Diagnosis

U.K. born actor Bob Hoskins said Wednesday he is retiring following a diagnosis of Parkinson's Disease. A representative announced the actor's retirement. His career spanned four decades, most recently appearing in Snow White and the Huntsman.

"Bob Hoskins wishes to announce that he will be retiring from acting, following his diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease last autumn," his representative said in a statement. "He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career. Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

Hoskins received a Best Actor Oscar-nomination in 1987 for his starring role in Neil Jordan's crime-drama Mona Lisa. He won the BAFTA and a Golden Globe nomination for that role in addition to wins ranging from Cannes to the Boston Society of Film Critics and the European Film Awards. He also received nods the following year for his role in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) and later for parts in Made in Dagenham (2010), Mrs. Henderson Presents (2005), Twenty Four Seven (1997) and The Street (2006).

He also appeared in Hook (1991), Brazil (1985) and Enemy at the Gates (2001).

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[Source: Hollywood Reporter]