Bob Hoskins announce today he will be retiring from acting after he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year. His beloved wife Linda Banwell is giving him her full love and support.
69-year-old English actor Bob Hoskins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last year, on August 8th thru his agent Bob announced his retirement from acting to spend time with his family. We last saw him portrayed the dwarf Muir in Rupert Sanders’ Snow White & the Huntsman.
“He wishes to thank all the great and brilliant people he has worked with over the years, and all of his fans who have supported him during a wonderful career.”
‘Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time’
Mr. Hoskins has been married twice, his first marriage was in 1967 to a teacher Jane Livesey, during their 11 years together they had two children now in their thirties, son Alex (b. 1969) and Sarah (b. 1972) their daughter. The couple divorce on 1978. It was reported that about this time he suffered a nervous breakdown and became a heavy drinker.
Some one came to save him from his demons and got him sober ironically it was another teacher Linda Banwell who then became his wife.
“I thought [my drinking] was a social thing but she got fed up with it and said, ‘enough’. She is very clever my wife.”
“She worked out how to get me to stop. She made me aware that when I drank I was being a complete pain in the arse. I probably wouldn’t be alive without her. I would have drunk myself into a complete stupor and died.”
65-year-old Linda Banwell from Parkville Road in the UK met her husband on July 29, 1981 at The Hill (formerly known as Load Of Hay) in Haverstock Hill at Belsize Park the same day Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s Royal Wedding, she got married to the famous Who Framed Roger Rabbit actor in 1982. They have two children together 28-year-old Rosa and 26-year-old Jack. Rosa an actress and model is now Rosa Hoskins Holt, she got married in 2010.