Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011) Actor in the Sharpe Series, In the Name of the Father, Inception

Pete Postlethwaite died of cancer on Sunday 2 January in a hospital in Shropshire, UK.

I have no clue why the news of Postlethwaite’s death saddens me so much but it does. Many actors or celebrities die regularly and I couldn’t care less.

I am still watching the Sharpe series and Postlethwaite has a particularly nasty role in it but still, there is something about this guy. An odd-looking fellow, a gear actor and now sadly passed at age 64.

Apparently Spielberg once called him the best actor of the world. I might not go as far as that but he was very special.

Hope he’s fine wherever he is now.

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4 thoughts on “Pete Postlethwaite (1946-2011) Actor in the Sharpe Series, In the Name of the Father, Inception

  1. warmoviebuff says:

    His Obediah Hakeswill in the Sharpe’s series is one of the top ten villains in movie history, in my opinion. I could not wait for that character to get his justice. So malevolent, yet crafty. No one could have played the character better. All Sharpe’s fans are in mourning today.

    • The thing is, he is that good that I hadn’t even realized I had seen him before playing likable characters. What is more odd is that not one of the news on his death Sharpe is mentioned… He is fantastic…

  2. Novroz says:

    It is a sad news indeed. I quite like him too.

    Silly thing is I don’t know his name until I saw him in Inception, I am not a person who easily remember actor’s name.

    • It is sad. I didn’t really remember his name either, it’s a difficult name… In the Sharpe series he is incredible… He plays such a nasty fellow. I still haven’t seen Inception. Need to watch it soon.

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