Bob Hoskins told people 'It's good to talk' in BT adverts

With the gravelly cockney accent - Bob Hoskins - who often played rough-edged characters with a heart of gold - was also familiar to millions for his ad campaign for British Telecom in which he told viewers: "It's good to talk".

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Actor Bob Hoskins dies aged 71

Actor Bob Hoskins has died following pneumonia at the age of 71, his agent Clair Dobbs said today.