I found out about the death of actor Pete Postlethwaite from a friend in town this pm… This is really a post in response from reader Ciaran who writes:
…could we have a post on the late great actor Pete Postlethewaite who has just died of cancer at the relatively young age of 64? Folks from this neck of the woods will probably remember him best for his role as Giuseppe Conlon in In the Name of the Father, Jim Sheridan’s account of the Guildford 4 saga.
But his roles in Brassed Off, The Usual Suspects and the Constant Gardener, among many other films and TV shows form the last 30 years are also worth noting.
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