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The 69-year-old Hoskins was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease last autumn. In a statement released today his agent said Hoskins was setting aside a “wonderful career” to spend time with his family. “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”, the statement said.
Hoskins received an Oscar nomination for his 1987 turn in Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa, which earned him a BAFTA and a Golden Globe for Best Actor. His other film credits include The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Mrs. Henderson Presents. He also appeared in the 1978 TV mini-series Pennies From Heaven. His last role was in Snow White And The Huntsman, released earlier this year, in which he played one of the dwarves. Hoskins skipped that film’s premieres and promotion.