Bob Hoskins

Bob Hoskins

Hoskins in 2010, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Robert William Hoskins

Date of Birth: 26 October, 1942

Place of Birth: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England, U.K.

Date of Death: 29 April, 2014

Place of Death: London, England, U.K.

Ethnicity: English, Romani

Bob Hoskins was an English actor and director. His work included The Long Good Friday, Mona Lisa, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, and Nixon (1995), among many other films.

Bob was the son of Elsie Lillian (Hopkins) and Robert Hoskins. He stated that one of his grandmothers was Romani.

Bob was married to Linda Banwell, until his death. He had two children with his first wife Jane Livesey; and two children with Linda.

Bob lived on an Israeli kibbutz during the 1960s; though he was not Jewish.

Bob’s maternal grandfather was Henry/Harry William Hopkins (the son of Henry/Harry Hopkins and Mary Ann Walker). Bob’s grandfather Henry was born in London.

Bob’s maternal grandmother was named Florence Wadlow (the daughter of Thomas Wadlow). Florence was born in London.


Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. Dave says:

    Bob Hoskins is quoted as saying he’s not Jewish here

    “Actor Bob Hoskins stayed in one during the 1967 Six-Day War: “I was very good at ploughing. I loved it — and the birds were amazing. I was happy being a kibbutznik but they said to me ‘You gotta join the army’ and I said ‘But I’m not Jewish’, and they said ‘It don’t matter’, so I left.” “

  2. Guy says:

    So did Sigourney Weaver and Simon Le Bon. That doesn’t make them Jewish.

  3. Guy says:

    There’s no credible evidence that Bob Hoskins is Jewish.

  4. LiL VACHA says:

    i KiNd 0F BELiEVE iT TH0UgH.. CUZ i HEARd HE WENT t0 iSRAEL F0R S0ME KiBBUtZ THiNgyyy… L0L.

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