In honor of the great Bob Hoskins, today’s movie spotlight is “The Long Good Friday”, in which Hoskins delivered a powerhouse performance as London gangster Harold Shand – and Helen Mirren fought her way to an equally powerful character as his guiding girlfriend. To learn more about the film visit the career page. Stills, screencaptures, promotionals and on-set pictures have been added to the gallery. And lots of video clips have been added to the video archive: Two trailers, a making of, television specials and four clips from the film.
Here’s Helen’s tribute to her late co-srar, as published by The Guardian:
Bob was a great actor and an even greater man. Funny, loyal, instinctive, hard-working, with that inimitable energy that seemed like a spectacular firework rocket just as it takes off. When I worked with him on The Long Good Friday he was supportive and not egotistical. He was never sexist, when many around at that time were. I had the honour of watching the creation of one of the most memorable characters in British film. I watched his brilliant Bosola in The Duchess of Malfi, and then had the greatest of pleasures in playing again opposite him in the film Last Orders. Playing again with him was like playing a duet with a brother I had grown up with, which professionally I had. I personally will miss him very much, London will miss one of her best and most loving sons, and Britain will miss a man to be proud of.