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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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