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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Born 1946-02-07 (75 years ago) in Warrington, UK. Dead 2011-01-02 (64 years).
Height 175 centimeters.
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble (The Town)||2010||The Town|
|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|
|Jacqueline Morrish(Gifta: 2003–2011-01-02)||2003||2011-01-02||Gifta|
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