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Pete Postlethwaite (1946–2011)


An odd-looking but quite fascinating bloke with prominent, bony cheeks and almost a rawboned figure, the distinguished character actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and grew up in Lancashire, England amid middle-class surroundings. He went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2009 Waving at Trains (Short)
Douglas
 2008 Player (Short)
Colin
 2008 Criminal Justice (TV Mini-Series)
Hooch
- Episode #1.4 (2008) ... Hooch
- Episode #1.3 (2008) ... Hooch
- Episode #1.2 (2008) ... Hooch
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Hooch (uncredited)
 2007 Ghost Son
Doc
 2005 Æon Flux
Keeper
 2005 Red Mercury
Gold Commander
 2005 The Constant Gardener
Lorbeer
 2005 Dark Water
Veeck
 2004 The Limit (Video)
Gale
 2003 The Selfish Giant (Short)
Arthur (voice)
 2003 Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion (TV Movie)
Charles Burchell
 2002 Triggermen
Ben Cutler
 2000 The Sins (TV Mini-Series)
Len Green
- Sloth (2000) ... Len Green
- Anger (2000) ... Len Green
- Greed (2000) ... Len Green
- Envy (2000) ... Len Green
- Lust (2000) ... Len Green
 2000 Rat
Hubert Flynn
 2000 When the Sky Falls
Martin Shaughnessy
 1999 Wayward Son
Ben Alexander
 1999 Butterfly Collectors (TV Movie)
John McKeown
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Carpenter
 1999 Lost for Words (TV Movie)
Deric Longden
 1998 Among Giants
Raymond 'Ray'
 1997 Amistad
Holabird
 1997 Bandyta
Sincai
 1997 The Serpent's Kiss
Thomas Smithers
 1996 Crimetime
Sidney
 1994 Suite 16
Glover
 1994 Sharpe's Enemy (TV Movie)
Hakeswill
 1994 Sharpe's Company (TV Movie)
Hakeswill
 1987-1994 Screen Two (TV Series)
Mitch / The Dipper / Panter / ...
- Sin Bin (1994) ... Mitch
- The Grass Arena (1992) ... The Dipper
- They Never Slept (1991) ... Panter
- Coast to Coast (1987) ... Kecks McGuinness
 1994 Pie in the Sky (TV Series)
Kevin Tasker
- A Matter of Taste (1994) ... Kevin Tasker
 1990-1993 Casualty (TV Series)
Hank / Ralph Peters
- The Good Life (1993) ... Hank
- Close to Home (1990) ... Ralph Peters
 1993 Lovejoy (TV Series)
Terence Sullivan
- Goose Bumps (1993) ... Terence Sullivan
 1993 Anchoress
William Carpenter
 1982-1993 Minder (TV Series)
Logie / Jack Wragg
- The Roof of All Evil (1993) ... Logie
- Back in Good Old England (1982) ... Jack Wragg (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1992 Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (TV Series)
Quince
- A Midsummer Night's Dream (1992) ... Quince (voice, as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans
Capt. Beams
 1992 Waterland
Henry Crick (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1992 Alien³
David
 1992 The Bill (TV Series)
Ray Goller
- Principled Negotiation (1992) ... Ray Goller (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1992 El C.I.D. (TV Series)
Vince
- Making Amends (1992) ... Vince
 1991 A Child from the South (TV Movie)
Harry
 1990 Zorro (TV Series)
Bandit
- The Marked Man (1990) ... Bandit (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1990 Boon (TV Series)
Steve McLaughlin
- Undercover (1990) ... Steve McLaughlin
 1990 Debut on Two (TV Series)
Tony / Keef
- A Box of Swan (1990) ... Tony
- Kingdom Come (1990) ... Keef
 1990 Screenplay (TV Series)
Paula's father
- Needle (1990) ... Paula's father
 1990 Treasure Island (TV Movie)
George Merry (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1988 Number 27
Becket
 1988 The Dressmaker
Jack (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1988 Blind Justice (TV Mini-Series)
- Crime and Punishment (1988) ... (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1988 To Kill a Priest
Josef (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1988 Tumbledown (TV Movie)
Major (Rehabilitation Centre)
 1985 Cyrano de Bergerac (TV Movie)
Ragueneau
 1985 Summer Season (TV Series)
- A Crack in the Ice (1985) ... (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1985 Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV (TV Series)
Barry
- Episode #1.6 (1985) ... Barry (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1984 A Private Function
Douglas J. Nuttol the Butcher
 1984 Mitch (TV Series)
Jack Frost
- Squealer (1984) ... Jack Frost (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1983 Fords on Water
Winston's Boss (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1981 Crown Court (TV Series)
 1981 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Detective Sergeant Cross
- Episode #1.2061 (1981) ... Detective Sergeant Cross
 1981 Play for Today (TV Series)
Danny Duggan
- The Muscle Market (1981) ... Danny Duggan (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1979 Afternoon Off (TV Movie)
Gallery Attendant
 1978 Doris and Doreen (TV Movie)
Mr. Lomax
 1978 Going Straight (TV Series)
Thomas Clifford Crowther
- Going Going Gone (1978) ... Thomas Clifford Crowther (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1978 Last of the Summer Wine (TV Series)
Man in Cafe
- A Merry Heatwave (1978) ... Man in Cafe (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1977 The Duellists
Man shaving Gen. Treillard (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1976 Plays for Britain (TV Series)
Soldier
- The Paradise Run (1976) ... Soldier (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1975 The Racer (Short)
Ecco
 1975 Second City Firsts (TV Series)
- Thwum (1975) ... (as Peter Postlethwaite)
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Other Works:

Played the title role in William Shakespeare's "King Lear" - Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool/ Young Vic, London (2008). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Interviews | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Postlethwaite

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

[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 ... See more »

Trivia:

At the beginning of one hit wonder "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba, it's his voice that says these words from the movie Brassed Off (1996): "Truth is I thought it mattered, I thought that music mattered. But does it bollocks! Not compared to how people matter". See more »

Trademark:

Often plays very devious characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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