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4 items from 2011


Competition: The Arbor – DVD Giveaway

19 March 2011 7:49 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

This is a UK competition for the DVD release of The Arbor, directed by Clio Barnard and starring Kate Rutter, Christine Bottomley and George Costigan. The Arbor is out now on DVD and, to celebrate, Pure Movies is giving away three copies! The Arbor tells the powerful true story of Bradford playwright Andrea Dunbar (The Arbor, Rita, Sue and Bob Too) and her daughter Lorraine. A captivating and revelatory piece of cinema, The Arbor is directed by artist and director Clio Barnard and will open in cinemas nationwide from October 22 through Verve Pictures. »

- Dan Higgins

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'The day I shared a pint or five with Pete Postlethwaite'

6 January 2011 7:48 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

In 1997, Simon Hattenstone went to the pub with Pete Postlethwaite while the actor, who died earlier this week, was starring in Macbeth. Read the interview again

Act One: lunchtime, a pub in Bristol. Three men, actor Pete Postlethwaite, Dennis, a publicist, and Dick, a producer, sit supping pints of Guinness. Enter a Journalist, who has never met the actor before.

Postlethwaite: "Simon, Simon. What can we do about this?"

Dennis: "You're late, and Pete has a full dress rehearsal in 20 minutes."

Exit Dick to get a round of drinks.

Postlethwaite: "Any chance of hanging around for three hours or so? Then we'll have a proper chat. A proper drink, a good time."

However often you've watched Pete Postlethwaite on stage or screen, it's hard to prepare for the close-up: the compact body, dainty feet dressed in Kickers, the skin – cross-hatched with thin red contours – resembling a faintly exotic cheese, »

- Simon Hattenstone

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Pete Postlethwaite obituary

3 January 2011 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Oscar-nominated British actor with a vast range who could move between comedy and tragedy with ease

The actor Pete Postlethwaite had a face that elicited many similes, among them "a stone archway" and "a bag of spanners". These unflattering descriptions, plus his tongue-twisting surname, would suggest an actor with a career limited to minor supporting roles. But Postlethwaite, who has died of cancer aged 64, played a vast range of characters, often leading roles, on stage, television and film.

He was at ease in switching the masks of tragedy and comedy. The working-class martinet father he played in Terence Davies's film Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), which Postlethwaite credited as his big break, can be seen as paradigmatic of his career. Postlethwaite powerfully conveyed the father's double-sided nature: at one moment he is tenderly kissing his children goodnight, the next he is ripping the tablecloth off in a rage.

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- Ronald Bergan

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Pete Postlethwaite obituary

3 January 2011 4:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Oscar-nominated British actor with a vast range who could move between comedy and tragedy with ease

The actor Pete Postlethwaite had a face that elicited many similes, among them "a stone archway" and "a bag of spanners". These unflattering descriptions, plus his tongue-twisting surname, would suggest an actor with a career limited to minor supporting roles. But Postlethwaite, who has died of cancer aged 64, played a vast range of characters, often leading roles, on stage, television and film.

He was at ease in switching the masks of tragedy and comedy. The working-class martinet father he played in Terence Davies's film Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988), which Postlethwaite credited as his big break, can be seen as paradigmatic of his career. Postlethwaite powerfully conveyed the father's double-sided nature: at one moment he is tenderly kissing his children goodnight, the next he is ripping the tablecloth off in a rage.

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- Ronald Bergan

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