Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64
The British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died at the age of 64 it has been announced.
Friend and journalist Andrew Richardson said the actor died peacefully in a hospital in Shropshire after a lengthy illness, believed to be cancer. Postlethwaite was made an OBE in 2004 and was an Oscar-nominated actor.
The actor had a wide range of roles in film and on television as well. In 1994 he was nominated for his role in the film In The Name of the Father. His other roles included The Usual Suspects, Brassed Off, Jurassic Park: The Lost World, Alien 3, Inception, Clash of the Titans and Romeo and Juliet.
His television credits include Criminal Justice, The Sins, Screen Two and Tales of Sherwood Forest.