A bit of a downer to start the year.. the great Pete Postlethwaite has sadly passed today.
Steven Spielberg once called him 'the greatest actor working today' and he made great impressions on all the films and plays he appeared in, always bring great gravitas and conviction to his characters.
Last film of his films I saw was Ben Affleck's Boston crime movie The Town where he gave a great and menacing performance as a florist/Boston gang lord!
He gave other memorable performances in many great films such as Romeo and Juliet, The Usual Suspects, The Constant Gardner, Amistad and this rousing little British movie Brassed Off
....and of course who can forget this
Postlethwiate's 'Roland Tembo' (the man hunting the T-Rex) has all the best lines is this one)
"Oh, you're breaking my heart. Come on! Saddle up, let's get this moveable feast under way!"
"Remember that chap about twenty years ago? I forget his name. Climbed Everest without any oxygen, came down nearly dead. When they asked him, they said why did you go up there to die? He said I didn't, I went up there to live. "
Respect to you Postlethwaite!