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Bob Hoskins, Zulu Dawn
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Born: Robert William Hoskins 
October 26, 1942 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, UK
Bob Hoskins played C.S.M. Williams. Zulu Dawn.
 


I thought he should have a thread as well, given his great esteem. He just announced his retirement from acting due to Parkinson's disease. A real tragedy. He was fairly unknown when he did Zulu Dawn, but in my opinion, he was the …

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PostSubject: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:16 pm

In Zulu Dawn. Who did Bob Hoskins portray? Was it Younghusband ?
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:57 pm

Bob Hoskins played (Sergeant Major Williams) You moved! You moved! Go and tell the NCO at that black shambles that you love him more than you love me! NOW!

sas1 Wink thats for you..
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:11 pm

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I heard 'em first.
I'll get you a medal for modesty, Private Williams, would you like that?
Pte. Williams: You never would, Colour Sergeant, a medal? :lol!:
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:43 am

i think i read somewhere that there was an alternative scene which was not used where Bob Hoskins kills (shoots?) pte Williiams so that he willl not be killed by the Zulu - anyone else heard this or even seen it ?
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:12 am

I have not heard that. But I'm glad they didn’t use it. I think they way they died together was quite apt.
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PostSubject: zulu dawn   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:03 am

hi gary.
Congrats on regaining the ashes, i havent heard of SGT WILLIAMS shooting PVT WILLIAMS , but i do have the final
shooting script of zulu dawn , which is a little different to the movie. so here it is.

SGT WILLIAMS and PVT WILLIAMS back -to- back see the danger to the guns, both have their bayonets fixed.
CLR-SGT WILLIAMS " save the guns ..... SAVE THE GUNS "

The 2 williams"s and several redcoats rush to the stalled guns. ZULUS converge, whilst the men work desperately to
free the wheels.
PVT WILLIAMS , to his own surprise , shoots a zulu , CLR SGT WILLIAMS bayonets another . Two zulus simultaneously
asseagai the SGT , who falls mortally wounded, they run forward to get at the guns. PVT .WILLIAMS leans over the SGT,
tries to pick him up. PVT WILLIAMS says " come on sarn"t . I'll help you ". even in death the SGT recognises the danger.
The SGT says weakly " no .....no.......please dont. But the PVT wont be deterred. He gets the SGT to his feet. PVT WILLIAMS
then says " dont worry , sarn"t, i"ll take care of everything. Then a single assegai penetrates them both ....and they die together.

cheers 90th.
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:59 pm

a bit like Ricky Ponting " save the ashes - SAVE THE ASHES " but sorry you boys down under , cant change the ending .

i hope there isnt a plot afoot to shoot Ricky :lol!:
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PostSubject: bob hoskins   Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:34 pm

hi gary.
Poor ricky is the first captain in 100 yrs to loose the ashes TWICE , last person to do that was poor Billy Murdoch.
I dont think we shot him :lol!: . But he may have been given the BULLET , so to speak . :lol!:
Sorry pete , just a tad off topic !!.
cheers 90th :)
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PostSubject: Re: Bob Hoskins Zulu Dawn   Fri Sep 11, 2009 10:55 pm

Did you Know !!!!

Bob Hoskins got infected by a worm while filming Zulu Dawn.

John Hurt was cast in Zulu Dawn but had to be replaced after an incident with airport staff over his passport.
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