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.