This week sees the release of Pete Postlethwaite’s final film, Killing Bono which he made before succumbing to cancer at the age of 64. He’d always been a joy to watch on screen and to celebrate his work I thought it best to devote this week’s poll to him. So I’m asking ‘what is your favourite Pete Postlethwaite performance?’. It doesn’t have to be the greatest film he’s been in, just the time he’s shone the brightest.

As ever, put your thoughts in the comments section.

What is Your Favourite Pete Postlethwaite Performance?

  • The Town (2010) (33%, 1 Votes)
  • The Usual Suspects (1995) (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Other (please list in the comments) (33%, 1 Votes)
  • Amistad (1997) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Alien 3 (1992) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Last of the Mohicans (1992) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • In The Name of the Father (1993) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Inception (2010) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Constant Gardener (2005) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Brassed Off (1996) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Romeo & Juliet (1996) (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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6 Responses

  1. David Brook

    I went for The Town controversially. It’s not the best film he’s been in, but I thought he was brilliant in it and dominated every scene he was in. It’s been too long since I’ve seen some of the others too.

  2. David Brook

    It wasn’t a massive role. I can’t actually remember who he played now either, but I vaguely recall him being in it. I just took the list from IMDB.

  3. Lyndsey

    He’s in Inception? did i fall asleep? and then asleep inside my sleep and dream about being asleep?? IMDB tells me he was Cillian Murphy’s characters dad… the dying man. i still have NO recollection of this.

    I think he’s fab in Romeo and Juliet. I was 14 when that film came out and it was perfect. I saw a big chunk of the climate change film he did (lord knows what it was called now) and that was pretty good considering the preachy nature of the film/doc.

    Brassed Off was a great film too… hasn’t dated so well but it was excellent.

  4. Darren Bolton

    Ah, that was him was it? In the final bit, where they go to the James Bond-esque snowy bit (when they go to limbo) and it all goes wrong in a disappointingly undramatic way… Cylian talks to his dad on his deathbed to get the code for the safe (or something like that)


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