Pete Postlethwaite is one of Britain’s most respected and well-loved actors, who has made memorable appearances in everything from Jurassic Park and Baz Luhrman’s Romeo and Juliet to The Usual Suspects and Brassed Off. But he is perhaps most well-known for his Oscar-nominated role as Gerry Conlon’s father in In The Name of the Father. Steven Spielberg called him “the best actor in the world”, to which Pete responded, “I’m sure what Spielberg actually said was, ‘The thing about Pete is that he thinks he’s the best actor in the world.’”
He was a fine actor and a remarkable talent and he will be missed. Here is “The William Tell Overture” from the movie “Brassed Off” in which Pete starred.
RIP Mr. Postlethwaite.