Robert William "Bob" Hoskins, Jr. (26 October 1942 - 29 April 2014) was an English actor known for playing Cockneys and gangsters. He appeared in films such as The Long Good Friday (1980), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988), Hook (1991), and Neverland (2011). Hoskins was the recipient of the prestigious Prix d'interprétation masculine as well as winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama for his role in Mona Lisa as well as winning an International Emmy Award for best actor for his appearance on BBC One drama The Street in 2009.
"I was brought up an atheist while my dad was a communist. I can’t really believe there is an old fellow up there guiding us all. I can’t really believe there is heaven and hell." - Bob Hoskins in an Oct 2002 article in the Scotsman titled 'Preacher Features'
In his April 2012 interview with Saga magazine, Bob Hoskins states candidly he is an atheist. "I’m an atheist you know, so family is everything, I’ve got money, yeah, but it’s my family that I care about." - Bob Hoskins