Monday, 3 January 2011

pete postlethwaite

pete postlethwaite

UK actor Pete Postlethwaite, most widely known to American audiences for his Oscar-nominated role in 1993's biographical film about IRA bombers "In The Name Of The Father", has died at the age of 64 this past Sunday. The BBC reports that Postlethwaite passed away peacefully in a hospital in Shropshire, England after a on-running battle with Cancer.

Postlethwaite's 40-year career encompassed both stage and screen, including a stint in the 1980s with the Royal Shakespeare Company after years of working in regional English theater. With the kind of instantly recognizable face crucial for a character actor — sunken, bony cheeks, broad forehead and a bulbous nose. His career saw memorable roles in films such as "The Usual Suspects," "Brassed Off" and "Amistad." and he also made forays into big-budget Hollywood fare, including "Alien 3," Baz Luhrmann's "Romeo + Juliet," "Inception," "Clash of the Titans" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park."

So a sad passing of a great actor and thankfully according to the reports it was a peaceful passing.

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