Hoskins reveals Parkinson's

LONDON. Bob Hoskins has announced his retirement from acting, aged 69, after Parkinson's disease was diagnosed last northern autumn.

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'."

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