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RIP Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011)


Pete Postlethwaite as the bandleader in Brassed Off


Pete Postlethwaite is a sad loss to global film.

I’m pleased for him that he achieved an international profile through his work in Hollywood and it’s probably a bit selfish of me perhaps, but I prefer to remember him in British films like Brassed Off (1996) and Among Giants (1998) and most of all as the Dad in Terence Davies’ Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) – one of the most riveting performances I’ve ever seen. Here’s an extract from one of the best films of the last 30 years:


2 thoughts on “RIP Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011)

  1. A fantastic actor who will be missed a great deal; a big loss to British cinema.

    Posted by OMAR | January 4, 2011, 19:27
  2. I was stalling on twitter trying to find something to cure my boredom – and POW – somebody I follow tweeted this post. Now, I am not quite as bored. Thanks for posting great material. – Frisbee

    Posted by Frisbee | January 29, 2011, 07:54

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