If your film needs a stocky, aging, Cockney tough guy, I'm afraid you're going to have to go with your second choice.
Through his agent, veteran actor Bob Hoskins has announced that he'll be retiring from acting, ending a career that's spanned four decades and two portrayals of Smee. Sadly, the decision stems the Who Framed Roger Rabbit? star's recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, his agent telling the press, "Bob is now looking forward to his retirement with his family, and would greatly appreciate that his privacy be respected at this time."
In other, more frivolous retirement news: Jeremy Renner is also retiring from acting, but just for a little while. Apparently feeling as fatigued as we are with seeing him in every action franchise that's come out the last year (and coming soon to fight witches!), Renner told Glamour, "I've purposefully put my head in a hole and told my agent I need a break. I'll catch up on some movies, do a bit of reading, mend some friendships, see family and friends I haven't seen and slowly integrate back into real life." Expect this break to end at roughly the time someone says, "Hey, we'll pay you to be Tom Cruise/Matt Damon/Bow-and-Arrow-Guy again."