Articles Tagged 'Bob Hoskins'

Rik Mayall

In Memoriam: The Brits We Lost in 2014

Gathering together a list of those people we lost over the past year is never a pleasant task. The shocking realization that, say, Rik Mayall or Bob Hoskins will be making no more public appearances is quite a hard one to process, especially as so many of the people in this group could easily take […]

Kelly Reilly

Kelly Reilly’s 10 Greatest British Roles Before ‘Black Box’

If you’ve been watching ABC’s new drama Black Box, in which Kelly Reilly plays a neurologist with her own secret battle against mental illness, you’ll be aware that Kelly can rock a decent American accent with the best of them. You may have also seen Kelly flaunt her vocal (as well as stellar acting) abilities in […]


Bob Hoskins Dies at 71: Celebrities Tweet Tributes

Bob Hoskins—one of Britain’s finest and most respected character actors (and sometimes unexpected leading man)—died yesterday (April 29) at age 71 after a bout with pneumonia, BBC NEWS reports. Best known for roles in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa (for which he received an Oscar nomination), and the ’70s British […]

Bob Hoskins To Retire From Acting After Parkinson’s Diagnosis

Bob Hoskins, 69-year-old British TV and movie legend, has announced his retirement from acting after an astonishing 40 year career. He has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and has opted to withdraw from public life – his last appearance will have been as one of eight ‘rough diamond’ dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman […]

News Roundup: Get Ready to Tour Hogwarts, and Radiohead Sets ‘SNL’ Date

Harry Potter fans, do you fancy a stroll around Hogwarts? You DO? Well you may be in luck. Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, where all eight films were made, is setting up a tour around some of their best loved sets, called “The Making of Harry Potter.” Locations include the great hall at Hogwarts and Dumbledore’s […]

Why Are All Of Snow White’s Dwarves British?

Not long ago, we pulled together a compilation of American things that the British had improved, and we mentioned that British actors often get cast as the bad guys in action movies. And this is something we all understand. The Brits do haughty very well, after all, and the bad guys in the movies always […]

WATCH: New Peter Pan Prequel ‘Neverland’

Hats off to Sky Movies, who have been very busy, putting together a feature presentation which brings such British acting heavyweights as Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel and Bob Hoskins together (as well as the voice of Keira Knightley as Tinkerbell) to tell the story of the world of Peter Pan, and how it came into […]

Keira Knightley to Make U.S. TV Debut in Syfy Mini-series

And they said the mini-series was dead in America. Not for Syfy. The network is doing Neverland, a four-hour live-action prequel to Peter Pan, with a cast that includes Brit stars Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins, Charles Dance, and 14-year-old Charlie Rowe. And Deadline today (March 10) revealed that Keira Knightley will join the […]

The Year That Was: 2010’s Top Five British Films

Former People Magazine film critic Leah Rozen continues Anglophenia’s look back at 2010 with her selections for the top 5 best British movies of the year. You can read her previous column on ‘Black Swan’ and ‘The Red Shoes’ here. Ruth Sheen, Jim Broadbent in Another Year To make this list, there had to be […]