Bob Hoskins, who died earlier this week, won multiple awards during his forty years treading the boards and gracing the silver screen.
The actor began his career in theatre, moved into television and achieved fame as a tough detective with a soft heart in the 1986 film Mona Lisa.
With a reputation for being a real gentleman, he was as popular with his fans as with his co-stars. As tributes flowed in from around the world, Jude Law, who worked with him on Enemy at the Gates in 2001, said: “It’s very sad. He was a brilliant actor and a very sweet man. A great spirit, and he will be much missed.”
His last film was Made in Dagenham, a Brit flick about equal pay. He retired two years ago when he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
Bob Hoskins died peacefully, in hospital of pneumonia, at the age of 71.