Bob Hoskins: An Unlikely Hero

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Sidgwick & Jackson, 1988 - Actors - 213 pages
This is a biography of the actor Bob Hoskins, referred to as the cockney Cagney by the critics. The author examines his childhood in Finsbury Park, his discovery in the bar of the Unity Theatre, his bitter divorce and alleged nervous breakdown and his new found calm domesticity in Islington. Some of his film performances include Mona Lisa which led to the 1986 Best Actor award at Cannes, an Oscar nomination, and to worldwide acclaim. This, the author's first full-scale biography, presents information gleaned from Hoskins' fellow-actors, family members, friends and associates who were prepared to discuss this enigmatic actor.

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Contents

Introduction
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The Mean Streets of Finsbury Park
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To Be or Not to Be
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Copyright

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