Monday, 3 January 2011

Remembering Pete Postlethwaite

One of my favourite actors, Pete Postlethwaite, died of cancer yesterday aged 64.

A passionate campaigner, he starred as The Archivist in the climate change film The Age Of Stupid and threatened to return the OBE he was awarded in 2004 in protest at the government's plan to build a coal-fired power station at Kingsnorth in Kent. He had a small role in my favourite film of last year, Inception, and had just completed Killing Bono, due for release in April. But the following clip, from Brassed Off, is how most people will remember Postlethwaite: as Danny, the bandleader of the Grimley Colliery brass band.

1 Comment:

Daniel said...


This man was a legend. When I was 12 years old I sat next to him at a small concert of the real grimethorpe colliary band in Harrogate. He was one of the good ones.

Sorely missed.


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