Pete Postlethwaite

Birthday:

02/07/1945

Place of birth:

Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK:

Biography:

Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite, OBE ( 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011), was an English stage, film and television actor. After minor television appearances including in The Professionals, Postlethwaite's first success came with the film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and he appeared in Alien 3, In the Name of the Father, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, The Age of Stupid, Inception, The Town, Romeo + Juliet, and Æon Flux. In television, Postlethwaite's most notable performance was as the villain Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill in the Sharpe television series and television movies opposite actor Sean Bean's character of Richard Sharpe. Postlethwaite was born in Warrington, England in 1946. He trained as a teacher and taught drama before training as an actor. Steven Spielberg called Postlethwaite "the best actor in the world" after working with him on The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in In the Name of the Father in 1993, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2004 New Year's Honours List. He died of pancreatic cancer on 2 January 2011. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pete Postlethwaite, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.



Credits

Killing Bono (2011)
Karl
The Town (2010)
Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
Inception (2010)
Maurice Fischer
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Spyros
The Age of Stupid (2009)
The Archivist
Solomon Kane (2009)
William Crowthorn
Waving at Trains (2009)
Douglas Warren
Player (2008)
Colin
Criminal Justice (2008)
Closing the Ring (2007)
Quinlan
Ghost Son (2007)
Doc
The Omen (2006)
Father Brennan
Valley of the Heart's Delight (2006)
Albion Munson
Æon Flux (2005)
Keeper
The Constant Gardener (2005)
Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt
Dark Water (2005)
Veeck
Red Mercury (2005)
Gold Commander
The Limit (2004)
Gale Carmody
Strange Bedfellows (2004)
Russell McKenzie (taxman)
Cowboy Up (2002)
Reid Braxton
Between Strangers (2002)
John
Triggermen (2002)
Ben Cutler
The Shipping News (2001)
Tert Card
Rat (2001)
Hubert Flynn
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings (2000)
Animal Farm (1999)
Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice)
Alice in Wonderland (1999)
Carpenter
Lost for Words (1999)
Deric Longden
The Divine Ryans (1999)
Uncle Reg Ryan
Among Giants (1998)
Ray
Amistad (1997)
Holabird
Bandyta (1997)
Sincai
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Roland Tembo
Brassed Off (1996)
Danny
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
Father Laurence
Crimetime (1996)
Sidney
DragonHeart (1996)
Gilbert of Glockenspur
James and the Giant Peach (1996)
Old Man
When Saturday Comes (1996)
Ken Jackson
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Kobayashi
Suite 16 (1994)
Glover
Sharpe's Enemy (1994)
Hakeswill
Sharpe's Company (1994)
Hakeswill
Sin Bin (1994)
Mitch
In the Name of the Father (1993)
Giuseppe Conlon
Anchoress (1993)
William Carpenter
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Capt. Beams
Waterland (1992)
Henry Crick
Alien³ (1992)
David Postlethwaite
Split Second (1992)
Paulsen
The Grass Arena (1992)
The Dipper
Hamlet (1990)
Player King
Needle (1990)
Treasure Island (1990)
George Merry
The Dressmaker (1988)
Jack
Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Father
Tumbledown (1988)
Major (Rehabilitation Centre)
To Kill a Priest (1988)
Josef
Coast to Coast (1987)
Kecks McGuinness
Cyrano de Bergerac (1985)
Ragueneau
A Private Function (1984)
Douglas J. Nuttol
The Muscle Market (1981)
Danny Duggan
Afternoon Off (1979)
Attendant in Art Gallery
Doris and Doreen (1978)
Mr. Lomax
The Duellists (1977)
Man shaving Gen. Treillard (as Peter Postlethwaite)
The Paradise Run (1976)
Occupy! (1976)