After an interview with director of new comedy ‘Killing Bono‘, MSN Movies have revealed how grateful the young cast of the film were to have worked with the late great Pete Postlethwaite, who will sadly grace our screens for the last time in this film production. The interview was with ‘Killing Bono‘ director Nick Hamm who stated how honored the young cast felt to have worked with the actor before his untimely death in January of this year. He revealed that it was an “amazing honour” for all those who took part in the film, adding that “He was one of the greats, and to have him on your set was just such an amazing honour”.
The last speech that he has in the film is about fame, what fame can do to you and how fame can both destroy you and make you. I think coming out of the mouth of somebody like Pete Postlethwaite, that has a resonance it doesn’t have with other actors.
In the new film ‘Killing Bono” Postlethwaite takes on the role of a camp landlord. The role takes its place among so many other great performances of his throughout the years. He is probably most well known for the gritty British drama ‘Brassed Off‘ in 1996 in which he made a hugely powerful final speech that allegedly brought real tears to the eyes of the extras playing the audience. He also had roles in more recent productions, ranging from ‘The Usual Suspects‘ to ‘Inception‘. He was such a hard working actor and can truly be remembered as a great. It is no wonder that the young cast were touched by his greatness.
‘Killing Bono‘ will be released in April 2011 and will mark the legendary Postlethwaite’s final film performance. It tells the story of two young Irish brothers and ex-school mates to the band U2 attempting to start their own band. In the wake of the success of their former classmates however they feel hard done by. The film stars youngsters Ben Barnes (‘The Chronicles of Narnia) and Robert Sheehan from the British TV series Misfits.
Are you a fan of Pete Postlethwaite? What do you believe to be Postlethwaite’s finest performance?