He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard II," at the Phoenix Theatre in London, England with Derek Jacobi, Robert Eddison, David Rintoul, Rachel Gurney, Clive Arrindell, Malcolm Tierney, Jeffery Dench, Kathryn Pogson, Robert Swann, and Barbara Jefford in the cast. Clifford Williams was director.
5' 9" (1.75 m)
Did You Know?
At the end of the day, acting is all about telling lies. We are professional imposters and the audience accept that. We've made this deal that we tell you a tale and a pack of lies, but there will be a truth in it. You may enjoy it, or it will disturb you.
One of his biggest fans was Daniel Day-Lewis
, who use to watch Postlethwaite perform on stage frequently during his impressionable years as a youngster. It was Day-Lewis who recommended him for the father role in In the Name of the Father
Distinctive gruff voice