Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite

  • Born on
    • February 7th, 1945
  • Died on
    • January 2nd, 2011
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.

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Acting (48 Credits)

2011Killing Bono as Karl
2010The Town as Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
2010Clash of the Titans as Spyros
2010Inception as Maurice Fischer
2009The Age of Stupid as The Archivist
2009Solomon Kane as William Crowthorn
2008Criminal Justice
2007Closing the Ring as Quinlan
2007Ghost Son as Doc
2006The Omen as Father Brennan
2005Dark Water as Veeck
2005The Constant Gardener as Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt
2005Aeon Flux as KeeperWatch Free
2004Strange Bedfellows as Russell McKenzie (taxman)
2002Triggermen as Ben Cutler
2002Between Strangers as John
2001The Shipping News as Tert Card
2001Cowboy Up as Reid BraxtonWatch Free
2000When the Sky Falls as Martin Shaughnessy
2000Rat as Hubert Flynn
1999Animal Farm as Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice)
1999Alice in Wonderland as Carpenter
1998Among Giants as Ray
1997The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Roland Tembo
1997Bandyta as Sincai
1997Amistad as Holabird
1996Brassed Off as Danny
1996Crimetime as Sidney
1996DragonHeart as Gilbert of Glockenspur
1996James and the Giant Peach as Old Man
1996When Saturday Comes as Ken Jackson
1996Romeo + Juliet as Father Laurence
1995The Usual Suspects as Kobayashi
1994Suite 16 as Glover
1994Sharpe's Enemy as Hakeswill
1994Sharpe's Company as Hakeswill
1994Martin Chuzzlewit as Tigg Montague
1993In the Name of the Father as Giuseppe Conlon
1992Alien³ as David Postlethwaite
1992Split Second as PaulsenWatch Free
1992Waterland as Henry Crick
1992The Last of the Mohicans as Capt. Beams
1990Treasure Island as George Merry
1990Hamlet as Player King
1988Distant Voices, Still Lives as Father
1988To Kill a Priest as Josef
1984A Private Function as Douglas J. Nuttol
1977The Duellists as Orderly shaving Gen. Treillard


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