Who pay tribute to Pete Postlethwaite

Stars of stage and screen have paid tribute to Oscar nominated British actor Pete Postlethwaite, who died on Monday at the age of 64
Former girlfriend Julie Walters praised him as the most exciting exhilarating actor of his generationThe actress said Postlethwaite was a big part of her early acting career the pair toured pubs together in a theatre group.
He invented edgy He was an exhilarating person and actor
She said she agreed with Steven Spielberg, who worked with the actor in films including The Lost World Jurassic Park when he described Postlethwaite as the best actor in the world
I saw him in Coriolanus and it was the most terrifying wonderful performance I have ever seen. The audience were privileged to see it
Journalist and friend Andrew Richardson said the actor, who was appointed OBE in 2003 died peacefully in hospital in Shropshire after a lengthy illness
In 1994, he was nominated for an Oscar for In The Name of the Father about the IRA's Guildford pub bombings
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