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Post by chuck » Tue January 4th, 2011, 4:23 pm

Rest in Peace.... Peter Postlethwaite a fine British actor....He was brilliant as Daniel Day Lewis's father in the 1993 "In the Name of the Father".....Such a screen presence....I'll miss his work.....BTW In the Sharpe's Television series....He was outstanding as the menacing and evil Sergeant Hakeswill.....
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Post by Vanessa » Tue January 4th, 2011, 4:43 pm

Yes, that was very sad news. He was a very good character actor - so versatile - and he was far too young to die.
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Post by parthianbow » Tue January 4th, 2011, 6:06 pm

He will indeed be missed. RIP. (I agree, Chuck, that he was very good in In the Name of the Father, even if his Northern Irish accent was woeful.)

But, errmm, his name was Postlethwaite, not Postlewaite.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Tue January 4th, 2011, 6:37 pm

And didn't he always go by "Pete"? Yes, RIP!

It annoyed the heck out of me that ET didn't bother mentioning his passing at all! If he was as a beautiful blond nobody starlet they cover he'd have gotten a mention :P

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Post by LoveHistory » Tue January 4th, 2011, 6:51 pm

He was wonderful in everything he did. Kobyashi in The Usual Suspects, Brother Gilbert in Dragonheart, the list goes on. You always saw the part with him, rather than the actor's personality.

He'd been battling cancer for a while now. Condolences to his family and friends.

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Post by chuck » Tue January 4th, 2011, 6:57 pm

[quote=""parthianbow""]He will indeed be missed. RIP. (I agree, Chuck, that he was very good in In the Name of the Father, even if his Northern Irish accent was woeful.)

But, errmm, his name was Postlethwaite, not Postlewaite.[/quote]

Thanks Ben.....

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Post by stu1883 » Tue January 4th, 2011, 7:14 pm

He was one of my favourite actors. Too many people today who claim to be actors, this softly spoken man towered above them all.

He was an alumi of the Bristol Od Vic ( a theatre famous for churning out some of the best known names in films & tv today....such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Patrick Stewart & Stephanie Cole,)

Rest In Peace.......and thank you for being you.

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Post by LoveHistory » Wed January 5th, 2011, 4:44 pm

[quote=""stu1883""]He was one of my favourite actors. Too many people today who claim to be actors, this softly spoken man towered above them all.

He was an alumi of the Bristol Od Vic ( a theatre famous for churning out some of the best known names in films & tv today....such as Daniel Day-Lewis, Patrick Stewart & Stephanie Cole,)

Rest In Peace.......and thank you for being you.[/quote]

Very true, Stu. I read an article about him that mentioned Spielberg worked with him in two films and once said something to the effect of his being the greatest actor working.

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Post by cw gortner » Wed January 5th, 2011, 6:53 pm

I just saw him in Ben Affleck's The Town and he looked very frail. A marvelous actor and a true loss.
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