Pete Postlethwaite, RIP

A sad start to 2011. The great British actor Pete Postlethwaite has died. The Independent online has more information:

“Mr Postlethwaite, who was made an OBE in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List, was described by Hollywood director Steven Spielberg as ‘the best actor in the world’. They worked together on The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad. In response to the praise, Mr Postlethwaite joked: ‘I’m sure what Spielberg actually said was, “the thing about Pete is that he thinks he’s the best actor in the world.'”