X

Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Bob Hoskins Biography

Birth Name:
Robert William Hoskins
Birth Place:
Bury St. Edmond's, Suffolk, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Left school at 15
  • Claimed to have never taken an acting lesson
  • Before getting into acting, worked as a steeplejack, plumber's assistant and fire eater in the circus
  • Studied to be an accountant
  • Got his first acting job by accident: he accompanied a friend on an audition, wound up auditioning himself, and got the part
  • Was Brian De Palma's second choice, after Robert De Niro, to play Al Capone in 1987's The Untouchables
  • Announced his retirement in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease

Awards

  • 2006Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2001European Film Awards-European Actor: nominated
  • 2001European Film Academy-Best European Actor: nominated
  • 1999Genie Awards-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1997European Film Awards-European Actor: winner
  • 1997European Film Academy-Best Actor: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1989Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1987BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor in a Leading Role: winner
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: winner
  • 1986Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 1986Cannes Film Festival-Best Actor: winner
  • 1986New York Film Critics Circle-Best Actor: winner
  • 1985Los Angeles Film Critics Association-Best Actor: winner
  • 1985National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 1984BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 1982BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actor: nominated

Relationships

  • Sarah Hoskins -- Daughter
  • Jane Livesey -- Ex-wife
  • Robert Hoskins -- Father
  • Elsie Hoskins -- Mother
  • Alex Hoskins -- Son
  • Jack Hoskins -- Son
  • Linda Banwell -- Wife