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)
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I refuse to be typecast, and I'll have a go at anything so long as it's different, challenging, hard work and demands great versatility.
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 plays very devious characters