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.
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[in a speech to Ed Miliband
, then Climate Change Minister of the Labour government, on 16 March 2009] If you commission a new dirty coal power station at Kingsnorth, then you are clearly unfit to represent the people of Britain at the Copenhagen Climate Summit, and therefore I promise, very sadly, to return to Her Majesty The Queen the OBE that I was given in 2002, because I don't believe that I ...
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
Often played very devious characters