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Bob Hoskins a career in clips

From The Long Good Friday to TwentyFourSeven, we look back at the career of the powerhouse actor who worked with some of the best directors in the business

Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Xan Brooks: Bob Hoskins - five-foot-six cubic and bursting with brilliance

After getting his first theatre role by accident he only went along to support a friend at an audition Hoskins' screen career got off the ground in 1978 with Dennis Potter's Pennies from Heaven, a six-part series for the BBC; he played sheet-music salesman with a penchant for showtunes and extramarital affairs.

He then moved on to what is still his defining role The Long Good Friday, still the benchmark for Brit gangster thrillers, and one that still towers over the pale imitators of recent vintage. Hoskins' performance as aspirational hoodlum Harold Shand, ambushed by the Ira, was an absolute barnstormer, filled with instantly quotable lines and beautifully detailed performance.
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