Veteran British actor and frequent genre co-star Pete Postlethwaite passed away at the age of 64 after a long battle with cancer. His death was confirmed over the weekend from friend and journalist Andrew Richardson, who reports he died peacefully on Sunday surrounded by friends and family.
While Postlethwaite may not be mainstream star to the general masses, Maniacs will remember him from his numerous roles in films which fall within the genre we love. Films such as Alien 3, The Usual Suspects, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, The Omen, Romeo + Juliet, DragonHeart, Hamlet and much more...
Steven Spielberg once described him as "the best actor in the world," a title that Peter would never have place upon himself due to his humble origins and uncanny humility. Even at the urging of his agent, the actor would not change his name to something more stage-like and preferred living quietly at his rural farmhouse in England and away from the lights of Hollywood.
The actor has been seen most recently in Inception, Solomon Kane, the recent remake Clash of the Titans and The Town. He was made an Officer of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth in 2004. He is survived by his wife, Jacqui, his son Will and daughter, Lily.
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