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Pete Postlethwaite (1946–2011)


Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 he was a distinguished character actor and grew up in Warrington, Lancashire amid middle-class surroundings. He went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in theatre, to the chagrin of his family. His father, a labourer, wanted him to find a more secure ... See full bio »

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 2009 Waving at Trains (Short)
Douglas
 2008 Player (Short)
Colin
 2007 Ghost Son
Doc
 2005 Æon Flux
Keeper
 2005 Red Mercury
Gold Commander
 2005 The Constant Gardener
Lorbeer
 2005 Dark Water
Veeck
 2003 The Selfish Giant (Short)
Arthur (voice)
 2002 Triggermen
Ben Cutler
 2000 Rat
Hubert Flynn
 2000 When the Sky Falls
Martin Shaughnessy
 1999 Wayward Son
Ben Alexander
 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
 1993 Anchoress
William Carpenter
 1992 The Last of the Mohicans
Capt. Beams
 1992 Waterland
Henry Crick (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1992 Alien³
David
 1988 Number 27
Becket
 1988 The Dressmaker
Jack (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1988 To Kill a Priest
Josef (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1984 A Private Function
Douglas J. Nuttol the Butcher
 1983 Fords on Water
Winston's Boss (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1977 The Duellists
Man shaving Gen. Treillard (as Peter Postlethwaite)
 1975 The Racer (Short)
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Other Works:

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. 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:

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. See more »

Trivia:

He is married to a BBC drama assistant and has two children. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays very devious characters See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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RIP Pete tokyoblue1969
Anyone surprised about his death? Victarion
what a beast lilsap308
All over the place again paustecri
OMG I DID NOT KNOW MAURICE FISCHER DIED! dreamweaver-x
Thinking of you on your birthday! mariacarabin
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