The Warrington-born actor was once described by Steven Spielberg as 'the best actor in the world.' He was nominated for the best supporting actor Academy Award in 1993 for his performance in 'In the Name of the Father.'
Postlethwaite also worked in popular films like 'The Usual Suspects', 'Brassed Off' and 'Romeo Juliet'. His most recent appearance was in 'Inception' last year. Postlethwaite is survived by his wife and two children.