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. 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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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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Gender Male

Known Credits 77

Birthday 1945-02-07

Day of Death 2011-01-02

Place of Birth Warrington, UK

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Пит Постлетуэйт

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2011 Killing Bono as Karl
2010 The Town as Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
2010 Inception as Maurice Fischer
2010 Clash of the Titans as Spyros
2009 The Age of Stupid as The Archivist
2009 Solomon Kane as William Crowthorn
2009 Waving at Trains as Douglas Warren
2008 Criminal Justice(5 episodes) as Hooch
2008 Criminal Justice
2007 Closing the Ring as Quinlan
2007 Ghost Son as Doc
2006 The One Show(1 episode)
2006 The Omen as Father Brennan
2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight as Albion Munson
2005 Æon Flux as Keeper
2005 The Constant Gardener as Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt
2005 Dark Water as Veeck
2005 Red Mercury
2004 The Limit as Gale Carmody
2004 Strange Bedfellows as Russell McKenzie (taxman)
2002 Cowboy Up as Reid Braxton
2002 Between Strangers as John
2002 Triggermen as Ben Cutler
2001 The Shipping News as Tert Card
2001 Richard & Judy(1 episode)
2001 Rat as Hubert Flynn
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2000 The Sins(7 episodes) as Len Green
1999 Animal Farm as Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice)
1999 Rebelión en la Granja as Benjamin (voice)
1999 Lost for Words as Deric Longden
1999 The Divine Ryans as Uncle Reg Ryan
1998 Among Giants as Raymond 'Ray'
1997 Amistad as Holabird
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Roland Tembo
1997 Bandyta as Sincai
1996 Brassed Off as Danny
1996 Romeo + Juliet as Father Laurence
1996 Crimetime as Sidney
1996 DragonHeart as Gilbert of Glockenspur
1996 James and the Giant Peach as Old Man
1996 When Saturday Comes as Ken Jackson
1995 The Usual Suspects as Kobayashi
1994 Suite 16
1994 Martin Chuzzlewit as Tigg Montague
1994 Sharpe's Enemy as Hakeswill
1994 Sin Bin
1994 Sharpe's Company as Hakeswill
1993 In the Name of the Father as Giuseppe Conlon
1993 Anchoress as William Carpenter
1993 Sharpe(2 episodes) as Obadiah Hakeswill
1992 The Last of the Mohicans as Capt. Beams
1992 Between the Lines(1 episode)
1992 Waterland as Henry Crick
1992 Alien³ as David
1992 Split Second as Paulsen
1992 The Grass Arena as The Dipper
1990 Hamlet as Player King
1990 Needle
1988 The Dressmaker as Jack
1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives as Father
1988 To Kill a Priest as Josef
1987 Coast to Coast as Kecks McGuinness
1986 Lovejoy(1 episode)
1985 Cyrano de Bergerac as Ragueneau
1984 A Private Function as Douglas J. Nuttol
1984 Mitch(1 episode)
1981 The Muscle Market as Danny Duggan
1979 Minder(2 episodes)
1979 Afternoon Off
1978 Doris and Doreen as Mr. Lomax
1978 Going Straight(1 episode)
1976 The Paradise Run
1976 Occupy!
1973 Last of the Summer Wine(1 episode)
1929 The Academy Awards(1 episode)
1900 Tales of Sherwood Forest(6 episodes)

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