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Bob Hoskins stars in "Snow White and the Huntsman," opposite Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron, as Muir. Hoskins also recently starred in Syfy's "Neverland" as Smee.

Accomplished, self-taught, award-winning and extraordinary, Bob Hoskins is the quintessential "actor's actor." His versatility allows him to segue effortlessly between theater, film and television projects. Not content to work only in front of the camera, he also has several filmmaker credits on his esteemed résumé.

Hoskins was born on October 26, 1942, in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, where his mother had been relocated as a result of the Blitz. The young Hoskins left school at 15 but took with him a passion for language, literature and the theater. As a regular theatergoer, the boy had dreamed of a stage-acting career, but before that could be realized, he had to support himself with a series of odd jobs, including working in a circus as a fire eater.

Serendipitously, Hoskins accompanied a friend to an audition where he was mistaken for one of the hopeful actors vying for a part. A script hastily in hand, a shove to the stage, and he got the part, quickly acquiring an agent in the process. After some stage success, he began to acquire television roles in such series as "Villains" and "Thick as Thieves," along with smaller roles in such films as John Byrum's "Inserts," opposite Richard Dreyfuss, and Richard Lester's "Royal Flash."

Hoskins' breakthrough role was as Arthur Parker, the doomed sheet-music salesman with an imaginary life set to popular tunes, in Dennis Potter's now-iconic "Pennies from Heaven." The British miniseries received 10 BAFTA nominations, including one for Hoskins for Best Actor. The show won the award for Most Original Programme/Series and was remade into the feature film starring Steve Martin.

A series of high-profile and successful films followed, beginning with his lead role (and true motion-picture debut) in 1980s "The Long Good Friday," opposite Helen Mirren. He also starred in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Cotton Club," Terry Gilliam's "Brazil" and Neil Jordan's sleeper hit "Mona Lisa." Hoskins' work in "Mona Lisa" as George, a career criminal who becomes the protector of a high-priced call girl, netted him an Academy Award Best Actor nomination, along with Best Actor awards from the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globes, BAFTA and multiple film critics' associations.

Hoskins continued to work in a series of prestigious and popular projects, in both feature film and television, including the features "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?," which garnered him another Golden Globe nomination, "Mermaids," Hook," "Nixon," "Felicia's Journey" and "Enemy at the Gates"; the series "Flickers"; and the telefilms "Othello," "The Beggar's Opera" and "Mussolini and I." Hoskins' career continues to impress with turns in both big-budget and independent films, including "Will," "Made in Dagenham," "Doomsday," Shane Meadows' "Twenty Four Seven," Des McAnuff's "Cousin Bette," Fred Schepisi's "Last Orders," which was a National Board of Review winner for Best Acting by an Ensemble, Wayne Wang's "Maid in Manhattan," Mira Nair's "Vanity Fair" and Allen Coulter's "Hollywoodland."

Hoskins received both a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor and a British Independent Spirit Awards nomination for Best Actor for his work opposite Dame Judi Dench in "Mrs. Henderson Presents." Hoskins has also starred as two 20th-century dictators in the TV miniseries "Noriega: God's Favorite" and "Mussolini: Decline and Fall of Il Duce," as well as Winston Churchill in the CBS live broadcast television movie "World War II: When Lions Roared."

His more recent television work includes "The Street," "Pinocchio," "The Wind in the Willows," "The Good Pope," "David Copperfield," "Don Quixote" and "The Lost World."

Behind the camera, Hoskins wrote and directed the compelling film "The Raggedy Rawney," in which he also starred. He also directed and starred in the family comedy "Rainbow," and directed episodes for the series "Tales from the Crypt" and "Tube Tales."

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Age: 74 years old
Birthday: October 26, 1942
Height: 5' 6"
Full Name / Real Name: Robert William Hoskins
Birthplace: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Wife: Linda Banwell
Jane Livesey (1967 - 1978, divorced, 2 children)

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