Monday, 3 January 2011

Sad news: Pete Postlethwaite Dies

Very sad news, the death of Pete Postlethwaite at the age of 64.

There was a time when I thought 64 was ancient, a veritable lifetime away, but as the years tick by 64 seems what is - a young age to die.

His most endearing role was in the 1993 classic film In the Name of the Father, a film full of the heartache, fear, terrorism and repression of the 1970s in which innocents (like his character) suffered.

Since then he went on to star in many varied films, always seeming (to me!) to bring a wry smile to the character.

There are a few actors and actresses whose names will make you gravitate to a film, TV show or play, and his was surely one.

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