Close
BRAND NEW ON E!
  • News/ 

    Bob Hoskins Retiring From Acting Following Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

    Bob Hoskins Ian Gavan/Getty Images

    First Peter O'Toole, now Bob Hoskins.

    Much like the Lawrence of Arabia star did last month, the veteran British actor has just announced that he, too, is retiring from acting.

    But while O'Toole's reason was simply that his "heart for it has gone out of me," for Hoskins, the decision is unfortunately health-related.

    Peter O'Toole quits acting

    The 69-year-old star of the wildly popular film Who Framed Roger Rabbit has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the BBC reports.

    A statement was released on Wednesday by Hoskins' agent.

    "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," it reads. "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."

    Hoskins' career included other such memorable movies as The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa, for which he was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar.

    He was most recently seen playing one of the dwarves in Snow White and the Huntsman opposite Kristen Stewart.

    Movies coming to a theater near you

    RELATED VIDEOS:

    FROM AROUND THE WEB
    MORE ON EONLINE