Monday, January 03, 2011

RIP: Pete Postlethwaite

Peter William Postlethwaite, OBE (7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English actor. After routine early appearances in small parts for television programmes such as The Professionals, Postlethwaite's first success came with the film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in In the Name of the Father in 1993. His played a mysterious lawyer "Kobayashi" in The Usual Suspects, and he appeared in Alien 3, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, Inception, and in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet.

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