Person Details

Birthday: 1945-02-07 23:50:53

Death: 2011-01-02 23:50:53

Aliases: Peter William Postlethwaite , Peter Postlethwaite , Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite, OBE

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 58

TV Involvements: 6


Most Famous Work

Biography

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. Description above from the Wikipedia article Pete Postlethwaite, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Most Famous Work

Casualty
Average
5

Casualty

(1986) Hank
Inception
Average
8

Inception

(2010) Maurice Fischer
Æon Flux
Average
6

Æon Flux

(2005) Keeper
Clash of the Titans
Average
6

Clash of the Titans

(2010) Spyros
Dark Water
Average
5

Dark Water

(2005) Veeck
Alien³
Average
6

Alien³

(1992) David Postlethwaite
The Usual Suspects
Average
8

The Usual Suspects

(1995) Kobayashi
The Town
Average
7

The Town

(2010) Fergus 'Fergie' Colm

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2011 Karl
2010 Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
Maurice Fischer
Spyros
2009 The Archivist
William Crowthorn
Douglas Warren
2008 Colin
Hooch
N/A
2007 Quinlan
Doc
2006 N/A
Father Brennan
Albion Munson
2005 Keeper
Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt
Veeck
Gold Commander
2004 Gale Carmody
Russell McKenzie (taxman)
2002 Reid Braxton
John
Kobayashi (archive footage)
Ben Cutler
2001 Tert Card
N/A
Hubert Flynn
2000 N/A
Len Green
Martin Shaughnessy
1999 Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice)
Ben Alexander
Carpenter
Deric Longden
Uncle Reg Ryan
1998 Ray
1997 Holabird
Sincai
Roland Tembo
Himself
1996 Danny
Father Laurence
Sidney
Gilbert of Glockenspur
Old Man
Ken Jackson
1995 Kobayashi
1994 Glover
Tigg Montague
Hakeswill
Hakeswill
Mitch
1993 Giuseppe Conlon
William Carpenter
Obadiah Hakeswill
1992 N/A
Capt. Beams
N/A
Henry Crick
David Postlethwaite
Paulsen
The Dipper
1990 Player King
N/A
George Merry
1989 Eric
1988 Jack
Father
Major (Rehabilitation Centre)
Josef
1987 Kecks McGuinness
1986 Ralph Peters
Hank
N/A
1985 Ragueneau
1984 Douglas J. Nuttol
N/A
1981 Danny Duggan
1979 N/A
Attendant in Art Gallery
1978 Mr. Lomax
N/A
1977 Man shaving Gen. Treillard (as Peter Postlethwaite)
1976 Soldier
N/A
1973 N/A
1953 N/A
John McKeown
Year Character Movie/Tv

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