The news of British actor Pete Postlethwaite’s passing has been a blow to the film and stage communities.
How wonderful is Daniel Day Lewis’ tribute to his co-star?
Pos was the one. As students, it was him we went to see on stage time and time again. It was him we wanted to be like; wild and true; lion hearted; unselfconscious and deliciously irreverent. He was on our side. He watched out for us. We loved him and followed him like happy children, never a breath away from laughter. He shouldn’t have gone. I wish so much he hadn’t. There’s a tendency to make lists at this time of the year. When we get to the Best of British, if Pete isn’t at the top of that list, he shouldn’t be far from it.
Day-Lewis starred with Postlethwaite in 1992’s The Last of the Mohicans and 1993′s In the Name of the Father