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Pete Postlethwaite passes on at 64

Renowned British actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away on Monday at the age of 64 from a long-running fight against lung cancer.
January 4, 2011

Renowned British actor Pete Postlethwaite passed away on Monday at the age of 64 from a long-running fight against lung cancer. While mostly known for his roles in scripted television and features (including recent hits such as Inception and The Town), one of Postlethwaite’s most recent film appearances was in the ‘drama-doc’ The Age of Stupid, in which he portrayed one of the last surviving citizens of a climate change-ravaged Earth.

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Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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