I’ve been missing the wonderfully warm mischief that British character actor Bob Hoskins brought to the big screen since a Parkinson's diagnosis sidelined him in 2012.
His passing at 71 on Tuesday reminded me yet again of the light we’ve lost.
For all the bad guys Hoskins made grumble and growl, and we’ll get to those in a minute, it was his charm that made me a fast fan. A smile was forever tugging at the corner of his mouth. His eyes twinkled and danced under those caterpillar brows. There was an ease he had on screen that was playful, along with an invitation to come along for the ride.