Monday 3 January 2011

So long Pete.

Pete Postlethwaite had a long and fruitful career. I will remember him most for the films 'In the Name of the Father' and 'Brassed Off'. I was a young man then, and the films helped me discover new things about the struggles in Northern Ireland and the truth surrounding the coal miners strike.

One of Pete's final roles was as the 'Archivist' in the documentary film; 'The Age of Stupid'. He helped make the low budget film because he believed in the project, and had even erected a wind turbine at his house in Shropshire.

Pete, you once wanted to be a priest, (and even played them on occasion, famously in 'Romeo and Juliet') but you made a truly wonderful actor, and we thank you for choosing films that made a difference.

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