04 January 2011
Staff at LJMU were saddened to learn of the death of Oscar-nominated actor and honorary fellow Pete Postlethwaite.
The Warrington-born actor, who was once described by director Steven Spielberg as “the best actor in the world", had a successful 40-year career which spanned the screen and stage. He was one of the key players in the legendary 1970s repertory company of the Everyman Theatre, in Liverpool, which also produced stars such as Julie Walters, Alison Steadman, Trevor Eve and Bill Nighy. He became one of the most respected actors of his generation with a reputation for high quality professional acting.
Pete, who was made an OBE in the New Year's Honours for his services for drama in 2003, took a keen interest in supporting the work of Liverpool Screen School students at LJMU.