Pete Postlethwaite OBE (1946-2011)

Pete Postlethwaite, prolific British actor, died 2 January in hospital, aged 64. Genre roles: Split Second and Alien 3 (1992), James and the Giant Peach and DragonHeart (1996), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Animal Farm and Alice in Wonderland (1999), Rat (2000), The Selfish Giant (short, 2003), Aeon Flux and Dark Water (2005), The Omen (2006), Ghost Son (2007), Solomon Kane (2009), Clash of the Titans and Inception (2010). Steven Spielberg once described him as “the best actor in the world”.

[Thanks to Steve Green for the story.]