Monday, January 03, 2011

Pete Postlethwaite, R. I. P.

Pete Postlethwaite, Actor, Dies at 64 - "Oscar-nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, described by director Steven Spielberg as 'the best actor in the world,' has died at age 64 after a long battle with cancer.

Longtime friend and journalist Andrew Richardson said Monday that Postlethwaite died in a hospital Sunday.

A gritty and powerful actor, Postlethwaite was nominated for an Oscar for his role in the 1993 film 'In The Name Of The Father.'"

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

1 comment:

Stephen B. said...

Recently have seen a film THE TOWN and Postlethwaite had a small but crucial role.

It's sad news he succumbed to cancer.