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Pete Postlethwaite Lands Posthumous Hometown Honour

26th August 2011

Officials in Pete Postlethwaite's home town of Warrington, north-west England have renamed a performance space in honour of the late star.The veteran actor passed away in January (11) and he's been honoured by town chiefs...

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Pete Postlethwaite Film Receives Nomination

26th July 2011

One of Pete Postlethwaite's final films has been nominated for a best documentary award.The late Oscar-nominated actor starred in futuristic movie The Age of Stupid, which focuses on a man looking back at footage of...

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Fascinating Fact 11679

23rd June 2011

The son of late actor Pete Postlethwaite is set to make his professional debut in a U.K. production of William Shakespeare's As You Like It. William Postlethwaite will play Silvius in the play, scheduled to...

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Late Pete Postlethwaite Worth $296,000

22nd June 2011

Late British actor Pete Postlethwaite was worth $296,000 (£185,000) at the time of his death earlier this year (11), according to court documents.The Usual Suspects icon died in January (11) after battling cancer, and a...

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Jim Broadbent Took Over Part From Ill Pete Postlethwaite

29th March 2011

Jim Broadbent has revealed he was drafted in at the last minute to star in a new TV series after late actor Pete Postlethwaite suddenly withdrew from the role due to illness.The Moulin Rouge! actor...

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Killing Bono Director Honours Late Pete Postlethwaite

29th March 2011

The director of Pete Postlethwaite's final film Killing Bono used the movie's London premiere on Monday night (28Mar11) to pay tribute to the late actor, calling him "one of the greats".The Usual Suspects star died...

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Day-lewis Leads Memorial Service For Postlethwaite

16th February 2011

Oscar winner DANIEL DAY-LEWIS joined mourners at the London memorial service for late British actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE and regaled them with tales of their days in acting school.The There Will Be Blood star joined fellow...

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Postlethwaite Buried In Private Family Funeral

19th January 2011

British actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE was laid to rest in a small family funeral service conducted by his cousin on Saturday (15Jan11).The Oscar-nominated star passed away at a hospital in Shropshire, England earlier this month (02Jan11)...

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Colin Firth Marches On With Bafta Nomination For Kings Speech

18th January 2011

COLIN FIRTH, the British actor who took home the prize for 'Best Actor' at Sunday evening's GOLDEN GLOBES, has continued his successful run through this year's award season after he was nominated for a BAFTA...

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Pete Postlethwaite Was Best Actor In The World Declared Spielberg

4th January 2011

PETE POSTLETHWAITE, the OSCAR nominated British actor who recently finished shooting his latest movie 'Killing Bono', died in hospital on Sunday (1st January 2011) aged 65 years old. The actor had been battling cancer, although...

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Walters And Spacey Add Tributes To Postlethwaite

4th January 2011

The celebrity tributes to PETE POSTLETHWAITE are continuing to pour in - his ex-girlfriend JULIE WALTERS, as well as actors KEVIN SPACEY and SIMON PEGG, have all made dedications to the late star.The Oscar-nominated actor...

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Day-lewis Pays Tribute To 'Lion Hearted' Postlethwaite

4th January 2011

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS has added his heartfelt tribute to his IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER co-star PETE POSTLETHWAITE, who died on Sunday (02Jan10), insisting the British actor "shouldn't have gone".The Oscar winner played Postlethwaite’s son...

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Oscar Nominee Postlethwaite Dead At 64

3rd January 2011

British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 1993's In the Name of the Father , died Sunday of cancer in Shropshire, England at age 64. Although battling cancer...

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British Stars' Tributes To Postlethwaite

3rd January 2011

British actors including BILL NIGHY and ELIZABETH HURLEY have lined up to pay tribute to screen star PETE POSTLETHWAITE following his death on Sunday (02Jan11).The Oscar-nominated actor passed away at a hospital in Shropshire, England...

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Postlethwaite Dead At 64

3rd January 2011

British actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE has died at the age of 64.The Oscar-nominated actor passed away at a hospital in Shropshire, England on Sunday (02Jan11) following a lengthy illness, a friend tells Sky News. He had...

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Pete Postlethwaite Dies

3rd January 2011

Pete Postlethwaite has died aged 65. The British actor - who last year appeared in blockbuster movies 'Inception' and 'The Town' - passed away yesterday (02.01.11) after a long battle with cancer at a hospital...

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Postlethwaite Dead At 64

3rd January 2011

British actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE has died at the age of 64.The Oscar-nominated actor passed away peacefully in his sleep at a hospital in Shropshire, England on Sunday (02Jan11) following a lengthy illness, a friend tells...

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Affleck Pursued Postlethwaite For The Town

21st September 2010

BEN AFFLECK relentlessly pursued PETE POSTLETHWAITE until he agreed to star in THE TOWN - because the moviemaker knew the British actor was perfect for a particular role in the thriller.The 38 year old wrote,...

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Ben Affleck Storms The Us Box Office With 'The Town'

20th September 2010

BEN AFFLECK's new movie 'The Town' was the surprise US box-office smash this past weekend, with the heist thriller unexpectedly taking the No. 1 spot. The film made an estimated $23.8 million during its first...

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Postlethwaite To Hand Back Honour If Power Plant Goes Ahead

16th March 2009

Veteran British actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE has threatened to hand back the OBE he was awarded by QUEEN ELIZABETH II if the U.K. government give the green light to build a new coal power station. The Oscar-nominated...

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Postlethwaite Awarded Honorary Degree

6th July 2006

Actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE was awarded an honourary degree from the University of Liverpool in England today (06JUL06). The actor, best known for his roles in THE USUAL SUSPECTS and IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER,...

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Postlethwaite Lost Brother During Omen Shoot

4th June 2006

THE OMEN star PETE POSTLETHWAITE's brother died after drawing three sixes in a card game - while the actor was filming the horror remake. The USUAL SUSPECTS actor, who plays FATHER BRENNAN, hasn't ruled...

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Constant Gardener Returns To Kenya

15th February 2006

OSCAR nominated movie THE CONSTANT GARDENER is being taken back to Kenya for a charity premiere next week (22FEB06). Producer SIMON CHANNING WILLIAMS and actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE will attend the screening in Nairobi in...

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Thewlis + Postlethwaite Join Omen 666 Cast

26th October 2005

British actor DAVID THEWLIS is set to reprise one of the most gruesome scenes in movie history when he takes on DAVID WARNER's role in THE OMEN remake. Warner's character, KEITH JENNINGS, was decapitated...

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Postlethwaite: 'Liverpool Fellowship Beats An Oscar'

20th July 2005

British actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE has been made an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University (20JUL05) in England, and he insists the accolade means more to him than winning an Oscar. The 60-year-old star,...

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Spacey Desperate To Make 'Usual Suspects' Sequel

12th July 2005

KEVIN SPACEY is reportedly keen to star in a sequel to 1995 hit movie THE USUAL SUSPECTS. Spacey, 45, announced his desire to play limping baddie ROGER "VERBAL" KINT again to director BRYAN SINGER,...

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Stars Unite To Beat Poverty

17th April 2005

A galaxy of stars including VANESSA REDGRAVE, PETE POSTLETHWAITE, RONAN KEATING and BEVERLEY KNIGHT joined more than 25,000 protesters on Friday (15APR05) in a bid to stamp out third world debt. The celebrities performed...

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Postlethwaite: 'Blair's Guildford Four Apology Came Too Late'

21st March 2005

Actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE has blasted British Prime Minster TONY BLAIR's apology to the Irishmen wrongly convicted of IRA bomb attacks in England in 1974. Postlethwaite played GIUSEPPE CONLON in 1993 movie IN THE NAME...

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Postlethwaite Downplays Spielberg's Praise

21st March 2005

Actor PETE POSTLETHWAITE blames gushing comments STEVEN SPIELBERG made about his acting on the unjustifiably high expectations movie-makers now have of him. Postlethwaite found a soulmate in Spielberg on the sets of THE LOST...

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