That Face that Graced Us

Actor Pete Postlethwaite lost his battle against cancer yesterday and died at the age of sixty-four.  A star of t.v., film, and stage, he was revered in Britain, respected everywhere else, and known for his distinctive, bony face and wonderful voice.  He received an Oscar nomination for his role in In the Name of the Father, and was awarded an OBE. He was an activist for environmental issues and most recently graced us with lovely turns in the hit movies Inception and The Town. His last film role appears to be in the up-coming British comedy Killing Bono.  He will be missed on the boards and the screens. Here’s a bit of him doing Prospero in Shakespeare’s The Tempest:

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