Monday, 3 January 2011

Pete Postlethwaite RIP

I don't know when I first came across Pete Postlethwaite, but I know that for some fifteen years I've been a fan. And I know the last time I saw him, a week ago as the boss of the Charlestown underworld in The Town (2010), as intense and immensely watchable as ever. He was a ghost, an angel of darkness, in The Usual Suspects (1995), he was a very moving band leader in Brassed Off (1996), a big game hunter in The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) and so on. I wish I had seen more of him, but the films are still out there, just waiting to be watched, and watched again.

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