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Monday, January 3, 2011

A Sad Loss

The BBC announced today, that British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64.
Born in my hometown of Warrington, Cheshire England, Pete portrayed many of the lives of ordinary working-class citizens, and starred in many popular films, including Lost for Words, Brassed Off, In the Name of the Father, naming just a few.

Postlethwaite was once described by director Steven Spielberg, whom he worked with in films including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as "the best actor in the world".

RIP Pete, Job well done lad.

19 comments:

Denise said...

I'm really sorry to hear such sad news Jo. Coincidentally I was watching "Inception" last night where he had a role as an ailing father. I have watched his movies for years and always liked the man and thought him an excellent actor. RIP Pete, I'll miss you.

COUNTRY GAL said...

A shame to loose such a good actor ! I remember him in many British tv series and shows as well ! May he RIP !

Barbara Anne said...

Rest in peace, Peter, I enjoyed all your brought to your work.

Hugs to you, Jo!

DJan said...

How very sad. Thank you for sharing this information, I loved that actor.

Sandra said...

it is always sad when we lose one of our stars, we feel as though we know them. and 64 is a young age to die. thanks for the update info

Sharon said...

A sad loss indeed, of course, it is a sad loss when anyone passes that is of my age group.

Bittersweetfolkart said...

He was a great actor .I remember watching him in Brassed off .

RIP Pete.

Tina Eudora said...

That is indeed sad news Jo.
I do remember many films and programs he performed in and I always thought he was first class actor!
A terrible loss....
Tina xo

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I remember his character in the Jurassic Park..
A lost.

Winifred said...

Yes it is sad he was a great actor who played many different roles so well. Played a really nasty piece of work in Sharpe and I loved him in Brassed Off.

Apparently he just laughed when Spielberg said that about him.

Meredith said...

I read about it today. Very sad loss. I did like The mails photos of him with his family.

Verde Farm said...

Sorry for the sad news. It always hits home when someone famous passes away. Makes it seem so real for all of us.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

OH how young to die... He's younger than ME!!!! Yipes... what happened? Had he been ill?

I remember him --and am so sorry to hear about his death...

Rest in Peace, Pete.
Hugs,
Betsy

Patsy said...

To young to go!

Mama-Bug said...

He was a wonderful actor; yes it's sad when we lose such a delightful person.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Pete had been diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1990 he had been undergoing a hospital stay related to that condition.

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

I saw him in THE TEMPEST a couple of years ago in Manchester's lowery theatre!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I really enjoyed him as an actor. At least we'll be able to enjoy him through his movies. My heart goes out to his family.
Take care Jo.
Maura

Mmm said...

RIP indeed.