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Pete Postlethwaite

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.


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Born:
Feb 7, 1945 In Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
77
First Appeared:
In the movie Butterfly Collectors
Latest Project:
Movie Killing Bono 2011-04-01
Known For

Pete Postlethwaite Movies Filmography

Movie
Butterfly Collectors
John McKeown 2022
Movie
Return to Jurassic Park
2011-02-05
Movie
Killing Bono
Karl 2011-04-01
Movie
Inception
Maurice Fischer 2010-07-15
Movie
The Town
Fergus 'Fergie' Colm 2010-09-15
Movie
Clash of the Titans
Spyros 2010-04-01
Movie
Solomon Kane
William Crowthorn 2009-09-16
Movie
Clough: The Brian Clough Story
Narrator 2009-03-25
Movie
The Age of Stupid
The Archivist 2009-09-21
Series
Criminal Justice
Hooch 2008-06-30
Movie
Criminal Justice
2008-06-23
Movie
Closing the Ring
Quinlan 2007-09-14
Movie
Ghost Son
Doc 2007-04-05
Series
The One Show
Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie
The Omen
Father Brennan 2006-06-06
Movie
Valley of the Heart's Delight
Albion Munson 2006-04-24
Movie
Æon Flux
Keeper 2005-11-30
Movie
The Constant Gardener
Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt 2005-08-31
Movie
Dark Water
Veeck 2005-07-08
Movie
Red Mercury
Gold Commander 2005-05-13
Movie
Strange Bedfellows
Russell McKenzie (taxman) 2004-04-21
Movie
Gone Dark
Gale Carmody 2004-12-28
Movie
Cowboy Up
Reid Braxton 2002-09-03
Movie
Between Strangers
John 2002-08-30
Movie
Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects'
Kobayashi (archive footage) 2002-04-02
Movie
Triggermen
Ben Cutler 2002-01-01
Movie
The Shipping News
Tert Card 2001-12-18
Series
Richard & Judy
Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie
Rat
Hubert Flynn 2001-04-01
Series
The Sins
Len Green 2000-10-24
Movie
Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings
2000-12-25
Movie
When the Sky Falls
Martin Shaughnessy 2000-06-26
Movie
Animal Farm
Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice) 1999-10-03
Movie
Wayward Son
Ben Alexander 1999-09-20
Movie
Alice in Wonderland
Carpenter 1999-02-28
Movie
The Divine Ryans
Uncle Reg Ryan 1999-01-01
Movie
Among Giants
Ray 1998-06-24
Movie
Making the 'Lost World'
Himself 1997-05-08
Movie
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
Roland Tembo 1997-05-23
Movie
Bandyta
Sincai 1997-11-07
Movie
Amistad
Holabird 1997-12-03
Movie
James and the Giant Peach
Old Man 1996-04-12
Movie
When Saturday Comes
Ken Jackson 1996-03-01
Movie
Romeo + Juliet
Father Laurence 1996-11-01
Movie
DragonHeart
Gilbert of Glockenspur 1996-05-31
Movie
Brassed Off
Danny 1996-11-01
Movie
Crimetime
Sidney 1996-08-01
Movie
The Usual Suspects
Kobayashi 1995-07-19
Movie
Suite 16
Glover 1994-11-24
Series
Martin Chuzzlewit
Tigg Montague 1994-11-07
Movie
Sharpe's Enemy
Hakeswill 1994-06-01
Movie
Sharpe's Company
Hakeswill 1994-05-25
Movie
In the Name of the Father
Giuseppe Conlon 1993-12-12
Movie
Anchoress
William Carpenter 1993-09-10
Series
Sharpe
Obadiah Hakeswill 1993-05-05
Movie
The Grass Arena
The Dipper 1992-01-19
Movie
Split Second
Paulsen 1992-05-01
Movie
Alien³
David Postlethwaite 1992-05-22
Movie
Waterland
Henry Crick 1992-08-21
Movie
The Last of the Mohicans
Capt. Beams 1992-09-25
Series
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales
Unknown 1992-11-09
Movie
Hamlet
Player King 1990-12-19
Movie
Treasure Island
George Merry 1990-06-08
Movie
Needle
1990-09-12
Movie
The Dressmaker
Jack 1988-12-16
Movie
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Father 1988-09-29
Movie
Tumbledown
Major (Rehabilitation Centre) 1988-05-29
Movie
To Kill a Priest
Josef 1988-01-01
Movie
Coast to Coast
Kecks McGuinness 1987-01-04
Series
Casualty
Hank 1986-09-06
Series
Lovejoy
Unknown 1986-01-10
Movie
A Private Function
Douglas J. Nuttol 1984-11-09
Movie
The Muscle Market
Danny Duggan 1981-01-13
Series
Minder
Unknown 1979-10-29
Movie
The Duellists
Orderly shaving Gen. Treillard 1977-08-31
Series
Last of the Summer Wine
Unknown 1973-01-04
Series
The Oscars
Unknown 1953-03-18