He was always one of those actors you know but you don’t know their name. But when I saw Pete Postlethwaite in Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet, I looked him up.
Oh, that guy! The father in The Name of the Father. That guy in the Sharpe’s series. When I saw Brassed Off, I knew his name.
It wasn’t his greatest role, but his Father Laurence left a big impression on me. There were a lot of supposedly hot actors in that movie, but no one exuded as much raw, powerful sex appeal as Pete Postlethwaite’s friar.
Wonderful, wonderful actor. And taken much too soon. Rest in peace.
OMG! I came here to check out your site and I came across this news. 🙁 I didn’t know he had passed away.
He was one of those rare actors that I would actually see a film if he was in it. We’ve lost one of the truly great actors of our time.
I feel the same way, David. He could do anything — good guy, bad guy, sweet, d*mn scary!
Some friends and I were talking about our favorite actors at dinner New Year’s Eve, and I nominated Pete Postlethwaite. Then yesterday the news….
Oh, no! That’s so very sad.