On the 2nd of January 2011 Pete Postlethwaite lost his battle with cancer and fans of great acting lost a boundless source of wonder.
Since the 70s Postlethwaite has performed a wide variety of roles both on stage and on the screen, acting in such films as; Alien 3, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, Inception and as Friar Lawrence in Baz Luhrmann's Romeo + Juliet, as well as giving a shining portrait of King Lear in 2008.
He will be missed.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle