Some really sad news today as legendary Oscar nominated British actor, Pete Postlethwaite has died aged 64. His friend Andrew Richardson said that he died peacefully in a Shropshire hospital after a lengthy illness.
Postlethwaite was nominated for an Oscar in 1994 for In The Name of the Father where he played alongside Daniel Day-Lewis and also starred in movies including The Usual Suspects, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Amistad, Alien 3 and British comedy, Brassed Off where the image in this post is from. More recently he starred in Clash of the Titans, Inception and The Town as the main villain, ‘Fergus ‘Fergie’ Colm’. His final movie was Killing Bono which is set for release in the UK 1st April 2011.
Thanks for so many wonderful films Pete. You will be missed. RIP.