Updated: Thu, 01 May 2014 13:45:00 GMT
Bob Hoskins dies aged 71: his life in pictures

Bob Hoskins dies: his life in pictures

  • Bob Hoskins dies: his life in pictures (© Rex Features)
  • Cast Member Judi Dench (L) poses with co-stars Bob Hoskins (C) and Kelly Reilly at the Los Angeles premiere of "Mrs Henderson Presents" at the Fine Arts theatre in Beverly Hills December 5, 2005. The movie is set in pre-World War II London and tells the true life story of Laura Henderson (Dench) who became one of England's most prominent and eccentric figures. The movie opens in Los Angeles and New York on December 9 and in parts of the U.S. on December 25. REUTERS/Mario (© MARIO ANZUONI/Newscom/Reuters)
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A host of stars have expressed their condolences on Twitter, among them Stephen Fry who wrote: "Oh no, Bob Hoskins. Gone? That’s awful news. The Long Good Friday one of the best British movies of the modern era. A marvellous man."