Pete Postlethwaite

 

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Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite, OBE ( 7 February 1946 - 2 January 2011), was an English stage, film and television actor. After minor television appearances including in The Professionals, Postlethwaite's first success came with the film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and he appeared in Alien 3, In the Name of the Father, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, The Age of Stupid, Inception, The Town, Romeo + Juliet, and Æon Flux. In television, Postlethwaite's most notable performance was as the villain Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill in the Sharpe television series and television movies opposite actor Sean Bean's character of Richard Sharpe. Postlethwaite was born in Warrington, England in 1946. He trained as a teacher and taught drama before training as an actor. Steven Spielberg called Postlethwaite "the best actor in the world" after working with him on The Lost World: Jurassic Park

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Pete Postlethwaite

Born 1946-02-07 (75 years ago) in Warrington, UK. Dead 2011-01-02 (64 years).
Height 175 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble (The Town) 2010 The Town
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (The Town) 64th British Academy Film Awards 2011 The Town
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (The Town) 16th Critics' Choice Awards 2010 The Town
British Academy Television Award for Best Actor (The Sins) 2001 British Academy Television Awards 2001 The Sins
British Academy Television Award for Best Actor (Lost for Words) 2000 British Academy Television Awards 2000 Lost for Words
British Academy Television Award for Best Actor (Martin Chuzzlewit) 1995 British Academy Film and Television Awards 1995 Martin Chuzzlewit
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (In the Name of the Father) 66th Academy Awards 1993 I faderns namn
Helen Hayes Awards for outstanding Supporting Performer, Visiting Production (Cyrano de Bergerac) The 1st Annual Helen Hayes Awards 1985 Cyrano de Bergerac
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Jacqueline Morrish(Gifta: 2003–2011-01-02) 2003 2011-01-02 Gifta
Children

William John Postlethwaite, Lily Kathleen Postlethwaite

Parents

William Postlethwaite, Mary Postlethwaite

Siblings

Michael Postlethwaite, Patricia Postlethwaite, Anne Postlethwaite

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Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite, OBE ( 7 February 1946 - 2 January 2011), was an English stage, film and television actor.

After minor television appearances including in The Professionals, Postlethwaite's first success came with the film Distant Voices, Still Lives in 1988. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and he appeared in Alien 3, In the Name of the Father, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, The Age of Stupid, Inception, The Town, Romeo + Juliet, and Æon Flux. In television, Postlethwaite's most notable performance was as the villain Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill in the Sharpe television series and television movies opposite actor Sean Bean's character of Richard Sharpe.

Postlethwaite was born in Warrington, England in 1946. He trained as a teacher and taught drama before training as an actor. Steven Spielberg called Postlethwaite "the best actor in the world" after working with him on The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He received an Academy Award nomination for his role in In the Name of the Father in 1993, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2004 New Year's Honours List. He died of pancreatic cancer on 2 January 2011.

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