Well, it’s not that difficult to think of something to post about on day 3 of Post a Day 2011, the great British actor Pete Postlethwaite died yesterday at home after losing his battle with cancer of which he had been recently getting treatment for.
I remember seeing him in such TV programs as Minder, the classic 80’s program starring George Cole as the ever-dodgy Arthur Daley and more recently in top hollywood films such as Inception and The Town. He was awarded an OBE for his dedication to his profession in 2004 and also nominated for an Oscar for his role as Guiseppe Conlon in the 1993 film In The Name Of The Father, which was about the wrongful convictions of the so-called Guildford Four for an IRA bomb attack.
Many of you will probably remember him from The Usual Suspects as I’ve seen quite a few people still use his characters name as an online psuedonym, Kobayashi. He starred in Æon Flux of which some say was bad, others say average, but I thought was rather good and enjoyed it, the same with Alien³ in which he also played a great role.
My condolences go out to his wife, Jacqui, his son Will and daughter, Lily and he will be missed by fans and movie lovers alike.
R.I.P. Pete Postlethwaite, only 64 and still had so much to give.