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Pete Postlethwaite: in words and pictures


Amy Davies - June 29th, 2011

We have just published the late, great Pete Postlethwaite’s autobiography, A Spectacle of Dust, to much critical acclaim. Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian writes:

‘It is an extrovert, tender, charming and unselfconscious book, with some extraordinary, hell-raising and hair-raising anecdotes. Reading it revived the sadness I had on hearing about his death, particularly the last, remarkable chapter about his final illness, recounted as it was happening, like a sort of liveblog … This book reminds me of what we are still missing.’

See him below in King Lear, showing promise as one of the UK’s most exciting new reputory theatre actors during the early stages of his career:

And an early foray into drama in 1959 when he trod the boards at Blythe Hall, Ormskirk:

A Spectacle of Dust by Pete Postlethwaite is out now in hardback.

For the full Guardian review click here. To read a review in the Evening Standard click here.

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