British actor Bob Hoskins has died aged 71 after a bout of pneumonia. He appeared in some of the most acclaimed British films of the past few decades, including gangster classic "The Long Good Friday" and Neil Jordan's 1986 film "Mona Lisa" for which he was nominated for a best-actor Academy Award.

His Hollywood breakthrough came as a detective investigating cartoon crime in the part-animated 1988 hit "Who Framed Roger Rabbit".

In 2012 Hoskins announced that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and was retiring from acting. His last role was as one of the seven dwarves in Snow White & The Huntsman, starring Kristen Stewart.

Bob Hoskins as gangster Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday (1980)
Bob Hoskins as gangster Harold Shand in The Long Good Friday (1980)British Lion Film Corporation
Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren in John Webster's play 'The Duchess of Malfi' at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (1981)
Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren in John Webster's play 'The Duchess of Malfi' at the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester (1981)Getty
Bob Hoskins with Cathy Tyson in Mona Lisa (1986)
Bob Hoskins with Cathy Tyson in Mona Lisa (1986)HandMade Films
Bob Hoskins with Jessica Rabbit (voiced by Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Bob Hoskins with Jessica Rabbit (voiced by Kathleen Turner) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)Touchstone Pictures
Bob Hoskins with Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci in Mermaids (1990)
Bob Hoskins with Cher, Winona Ryder and Christina Ricci in Mermaids (1990)Orion Pictures Corporation
Bob Hoskins as Smee with Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991)
Bob Hoskins as Smee with Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook in Steven Spielberg's Hook (1991)Amblin Entertainment
Bob Hoskins and Ben Marshall in A Room For Romeo Brass (1999)
Bob Hoskins and Ben Marshall in A Room For Romeo Brass (1999)Getty
Bob Hoskins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and director Jean-Jacques Annaud pose before the screening of the film Enemy at the Gates at the 51st Berlin Film Festival (2001)
Bob Hoskins, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and director Jean-Jacques Annaud pose before the screening of the film Enemy at the Gates at the 51st Berlin Film Festival (2001)Reuters
Bob Hoskins, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey promote the film Beyond the Sea during the 29th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (2004)
Bob Hoskins, Kate Bosworth and Kevin Spacey promote the film Beyond the Sea during the 29th Annual Toronto International Film Festival (2004)Getty
Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins in the stage production of As You Desire Me at the Playhouse Theatre in London (2005)
Kristin Scott Thomas and Bob Hoskins in the stage production of As You Desire Me at the Playhouse Theatre in London (2005)Getty
Bob Hoskins and Judi Dench arrive at the UK premiere of Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)
Bob Hoskins and Judi Dench arrive at the UK premiere of Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)Reuters
Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Diane Lane and Adrien Brody promote the film Hollywoodland at the Venice film festival (2006)
Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Diane Lane and Adrien Brody promote the film Hollywoodland at the Venice film festival (2006)Reuters
Bob Hoskins and Jaime Winstone share a joke as they attend the world premiere of Made In Dagenham (2010)
Bob Hoskins and Jaime Winstone share a joke as they attend the world premiere of Made In Dagenham (2010)Getty
Bob Hoskins with Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)
Bob Hoskins with Chris Hemsworth in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)Universal Pictures