LONDON. Bob Hoskins has announced his retirement from acting, aged 69, after Parkinson's disease was diagnosed last northern autumn.
The Oscar-nominated star of The Long Good Friday and Mona Lisa said he had enjoyed a wonderful career and wished to spend time with his family.
In an interview published in April, Hoskins discussed retirement but gave no hints about his diagnosis. He said: "I'm trying to retire. I'm not doing very well at it though. Every time I say, 'Nah, I don't want to do it', they say, 'Bob, I've got a little swansong here'."