In the Name of Pete Postlethwaite

  • Obit from BBC

    Broadcaster Stephen Fry, meanwhile, wrote on Twitter: “The loss of the great Pete Postlethwaite is a very sad way to begin a year.”

    R.I.P Pete Pete He was a smoker.

    What makes you depressed?
    That life will come to an end. (Q & A)

    Pete Postlethwaite talks to the Guardian about his new film Age of Stupid, his eco-home in Shropshire, and what he thinks of climate change deniers

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    His favorite book was “Alexandria Quartet”

    Nice photo here (British actor Pete Postlethwaite, speaking at the Make Poverty History march in Edinburgh)

    He was Mr Kobayashi in the Usual Suspect.

    Tempest <> <> In the name of my father <> <> Distant Voices, Still Lives

    The poet in Pete’s soul

    Proud men, difficult men, flawed fathers – poignant at the hour of their death but not easily approachable, not-to-be-messed-with types – and if pushed, I’d say I’d pictured Postlethwaite, born in industrial Warrington in 1945, as one of those.

    Brassed Off – Rodrigo Concerto de Aranjuez <> <> Brassed off 2 – Pete as Danny making speech

  • He formerly taught at a Catholic girl’s convent school.

  • He was awarded OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 New Year’s Honors List for his services to drama.

  • He once let an agent go after the agent suggested Pete change his last name to something more marquee-friendly.