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Pete Postlethwaite is a Actor British born on 7 february 1945 at Warrington (United-kingdom)

Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite
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Birth name Peter William Postlethwaite
Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 7 february 1945 at Warrington (United-kingdom)
Death 2 january 2011 (at 65 years) at Shrewsbury (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Peter William "Pete" Postlethwaite (/ˈpɒsəlθweɪt/; 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first success came with the 1988 film Distant Voices, Still Lives. He played a mysterious lawyer, Mr. Kobayashi, in The Usual Suspects, and appeared in Alien 3, Amistad, Brassed Off, The Shipping News, The Constant Gardener, The Age of Stupid, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet, and Inception.

In television, Postlethwaite played Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill on Sharpe. He trained as a teacher and taught drama before training as an actor. Director Steven Spielberg called him "the best actor in the world" after working with him on The Lost World: Jurassic Park. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for 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 Honours list. Less than one month after his death, he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Ben Affleck's The Town.

Biography

Postlethwaite lived in West Itchenor, West Sussex before moving near Bishop's Castle, Shropshire. He lived with his wife, Jacqueline (Jacqui) Morrish Postlethwaite, a former BBC producer, with whom he began a relationship in 1987 and married in 2003 in Chichester. He was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 1990, and had one testicle removed. Postlethwaite was a smoker from the age of ten. In a March 2009 interview with Scotland on Sunday, the actor referred to his smoking habit, stating: "We've got to hope the next generation will do things differently. I'm sure that in 20 years' time the kids will say: 'Can you believe that people actually used to smoke — put these funny little things in their mouths, lit them and sucked all that crap into their lungs?"

Postlethwaite appeared as a taxi driver in one of the Labour Party's political broadcasts during the 1997 general election. He marched in London against the Iraq War in 2003. He was an activist calling for action to prevent climate change. At the UK premiere of The Age of Stupid on 16 November 2009, he told then-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Miliband that he would return his OBE and vote for any party other than Labour if the Kingsnorth coal-fired power station was given the go-ahead by the government. The proposal to build a new power station at Kingsnorth was shelved by the coalition government in October 2010.

Best films

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
(Actor)
The Town (2010)
(Actor)
Romeo + Juliet (1996)
(Actor)
In the Name of the Father (1993)
(Actor)
The Usual Suspects (1995)
(Actor)

Usually with

David Koepp
David Koepp
(1 films)
Tony Haygarth
Tony Haygarth
(4 films)
Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck
(1 films)
Trevor Jones
Trevor Jones
(3 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Pete Postlethwaite (58 films)

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Actor

Killing Bono, 1h54
Directed by Nick Hamm
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about music and musicians
Actors Ben Barnes, Robert Sheehan, Pete Postlethwaite, Krysten Ritter, Luke Treadaway, Charlie Cox
Roles Karl
Rating63% 3.1986953.1986953.1986953.1986953.198695
À Dublin, Neil McCormick et son jeune frère Ivan montent le groupe de rock Shook Up, avec l'ambition de devenir le plus grand groupe de rock du monde. Au même moment, Paul Hewson, leur camarade de classe, chante dans son propre groupe qui vient lui aussi de se former. Neil, persuadé que le sien est bien meilleur, ne se doute pas encore que le groupe qui le concurrence va bientôt sortir de l'ombre sous le nom de U2, et que Paul Hewson deviendra une star planétaire sous celui de Bono.
Inception
Inception (2010)
, 2h28
Directed by Christopher Nolan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Seafaring films, Transport films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy
Roles Maurice Fischer
Rating84% 4.2126754.2126754.2126754.2126754.212675
Dominick "Dom" Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Arthur (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) are "extractors", people who perform corporate espionage using an experimental military technology to infiltrate the subconscious of their targets and extract information while experiencing shared dreaming. Their latest target is Japanese businessman Saito (Ken Watanabe). The extraction from Saito fails when sabotaged by a memory of Cobb's deceased wife Mal (Marion Cotillard). Saito reveals that he was actually auditioning the team to perform the difficult act of "inception": planting an idea in a person's subconscious.
Clash of the Titans, 1h46
Directed by Louis Leterrier
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Peplum
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films based on mythology, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology, Dans la Grèce mythologique, Films based on Greco-Roman mythology
Actors Sam Worthington, Gemma Arterton, Mads Mikkelsen, Alexa Davalos, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson
Roles Spyros
Rating58% 2.9000152.9000152.9000152.9000152.900015
In ancient times after defeating their predecessors, the Titans, the gods divided the Universe among themselves. Zeus took the skies, Poseidon took the seas, and Hades was left with the Underworld upon being tricked by Zeus. The gods created the mortals, whose faith and prayers assured the gods' immortality. As time passed, however, mortals began to question them and soon resist their creators, angering the Olympians.
The Town
The Town (2010)
, 2h5
Directed by Ben Affleck
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Psychologie, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall, Blake Lively Reynolds, Jeremy Lee Renner, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
Rating74% 3.748423.748423.748423.748423.74842
Four lifelong friends from the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, Douglas "Doug" MacRay, James "Jem" Coughlin, Albert "Gloansy" Magloan, and Desmond "Dez" Elden, rob a bank. They take the manager, Claire Keesey, hostage, but release her unharmed. When they find out Claire lives in their neighborhood, Doug begins to follow her to find out how much she has told the authorities, and to make sure that Jem does not eliminate her as a witness. Soon a romance grows between them, which Doug hides from the gang. As they grow closer, Doug tells Claire of his search for his long-lost mother, who he believes went to live with his aunt in Tangerine, Florida. He also recounts his chance to be a professional hockey player which he threw away for a life of crime, following in his father's footsteps. She in turn tells Doug that she saw a tattoo on one of the robbers, and he realizes that she can identify Jem and send them all to jail. He knows that Jem will kill her if he discovers the truth, so he persuades her that the authorities cannot protect her, and she decides not to tell the police.
The Age of Stupid, 1h29
Origin United-kingdom
Genres War, Documentary, Historical
Themes Environmental films, Films set in the future, Documentary films about environmental issues, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Pete Postlethwaite
Roles The Archivist
Rating69% 3.495033.495033.495033.495033.49503
The film begins in the year 2055 in a world ravaged by catastrophic climate change; London is flooded, Sydney is burning, Las Vegas has been swallowed up by desert, the Amazon rainforest has burnt up, snow has vanished from the Alps and nuclear war has laid waste to India. An unnamed archivist (Pete Postlethwaite) is entrusted with the safekeeping of humanity's surviving store of art and knowledge. Alone in his vast repository off the coast of the largely ice-free Arctic, he reviews archive footage from back "when we could have saved ourselves", trying to discern where it all went wrong.
Solomon Kane, 1h44
Directed by M. J. Bassett
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about slavery, Films about magic and magicians, Films about religion, Demons in film, Witches in film
Actors James Purefoy, Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Pete Postlethwaite, Jason Flemyng, Alice Krige
Roles William Crowthorn
Rating60% 3.048573.048573.048573.048573.04857
The film opens in North Africa, 1600, with the English mercenary Solomon Kane as he leads his ship's crew into battle against the Ottoman occupiers of a fortress town. After defeating the defenders, Kane and his men raid the fortress, where most of the crew are killed by demons. Kane fights his way to the throne room, but, before he can loot the riches, he is confronted by a demon that tells him his soul is forfeit to Satan. Solomon rejects his fate and jumps out a window. Following this encounter, Solomon returns to England and finds sanctuary in a monastery. After a prophetic dream, the abbot apologetically expels Kane, and Kane travels by foot to his ancestral estate, from which he had been expelled in his youth after defying his father. Along the way, he is ambushed by robbers who mock his vow of pacifism and leave him for dead. He is found and treated by the Crowthorns, a family of Puritans traveling west to the New World. When the Crowthorns are slaughtered by corrupted followers of the evil sorcerer Malachi, Kane renounces his vows and swears to avenge their deaths and rescue Meredith Crowthorn, who has been marked by a witch and kidnapped by the Masked Rider, Malachi's lieutenant.
Closing the Ring, 1h53
Directed by Richard Attenborough
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, War, Romance
Themes Seafaring films, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Aviation films, La bataille de l'Atlantique, Political films
Actors Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Stephen Amell, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Quinlan
Rating64% 3.247353.247353.247353.247353.24735
The film opens in 1991, with the funeral of a World War II veteran. The man's daughter Marie (Neve Campbell) delivers the eulogy to a church full of veterans who knew and loved her father, while her mother Ethel Ann (Shirley MacLaine) is sitting out on the church porch, smoking and nursing a hangover. When Ethel Ann begins acting strangely, only her friend Jack (Christopher Plummer) seems to understand why. It quickly emerges that there is a lot Marie does not know about her mother's past and the true story of her love life.
Ghost Son
Ghost Son (2007)
, 1h36
Directed by Lamberto Bava
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Laura Harring, John Hannah, Pete Postlethwaite, Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni
Roles Doc
Rating45% 2.2656652.2656652.2656652.2656652.265665
Stacey and Mark have recently married and are deeply in love for each other, living in Mark's farm in South Africa. When Mark dies in a fatal car accident, the widow Stacey misses him and decides to stay with their orphan teenage maid, Thandi, in the farm. Later, her friend and doctor Doc finds that Stacey is pregnant. After a complicated delivery, Stacey notes that her baby in some moments seems to be possessed by the spirit of Mark, trying to kill her to bring her to spend the eternity with him.
The Omen
The Omen (2006)
, 1h50
Directed by John Moore
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about children, Films about religion, Demons in film
Actors Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Father Brennan
Rating55% 2.750772.750772.750772.750772.75077
Robert Thorn, an American diplomat stationed in Italy, is told that his son died during birth. Unknown to his unconscious wife, Katherine, Robert adopts an orphaned newborn at the suggestion of the hospital's Catholic priest, Father Spiletto. Naming him Damien, Robert and Katherine raise the boy. Robert's career ascends over the course of the next five years. He is named Deputy Ambassador to the Court of St. James in the United Kingdom. Following the death of the previous ambassador, Robert assumes his position and settles in a large estate just outside London. However, disturbing events begin to occur, including the suicide of Damien's nanny at his birthday party.
Æon Flux
Æon Flux (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Karyn Kusama
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Spy, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Clonage, Films about music and musicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Charlize Theron, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Frances McDormand, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Keeper
Rating55% 2.7507152.7507152.7507152.7507152.750715
In 2011, a deadly pathogenic virus has killed 99% of the Earth's population, forcing the survivors to regroup and scatter across the Earth.
The Constant Gardener, 2h9
Directed by Fernando Meirelles
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films set in Africa, Spy films, Medical-themed films, Political films
Actors Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Hubert Koundé, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Richard McCabe
Roles Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt
Rating73% 3.6983453.6983453.6983453.6983453.698345
Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), a shy low-level British diplomat and horticultural hobbyist posted in Kenya, is one to avoid making a fuss until he learns that his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz) was found dead on the veld. Tessa has been murdered at a crossroads along with her Kenyan driver. Her doctor colleague Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Koundé) is initially suspected of her murder but is later found to have been murdered on the same day as Tessa. Various rumours abound that the two were having an affair; however, it is later revealed that Bluhm was gay.
Red Mercury, 1h53
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Juliet Stevenson, Ron Silver, David Bradley, Nigel Terry
Roles Gold Commander
Rating52% 2.615022.615022.615022.615022.61502
The film is a thriller about a terrorist kidnapping. Three terrorist bomb-makers get a tipoff that their safehouse is about to be raided;
Dark Water
Dark Water (2005)
, 1h45
Directed by Walter Salles
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Ghost films
Actors Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly, Dougray Scott, Ariel Gade, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Veeck
Rating55% 2.799492.799492.799492.799492.79949
The film opens in 1974, as a young girl, Dahlia, stands outside after school in the rain, waiting for her mother.
Gone Dark
Gone Dark (2004)

Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Actors Lauren Bacall, Claire Forlani, Henry Czerny, Pete Postlethwaite, Joris Jarsky, Janet-Laine Green
Roles Gale Carmody
Rating47% 2.3695652.3695652.3695652.3695652.369565
Monica, agent de police infiltrée, cherche à tout prix à démanteler un réseau de trafiquants de drogue. Elle n'hésite pas une seule seconde à devenir la petite amie de Gale, le chef de bande, et à prendre régulièrement de l'héroïne pour arriver à ses fins. Mais le jour où Danny, le bras droit de Gale, est assassiné, Monica craint d'avoir été démasquée...
Strange Bedfellows, 1h40
Genres Comedy
Themes Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Paul Hogan, Michael Caton, Kestie Morassi, Paula Duncan, Roy Billing, Jamie Roberrtson
Roles Russell McKenzie (taxman)
Rating62% 3.148243.148243.148243.148243.14824
In the small Australian town of Yackandandah, Vince owns the local movie theatre and several other businesses, and is having trouble paying his taxes because his ex-wife got everything. The news of a new tax benefit for homosexual couples gives Vince an idea: he and best friend Ralph, a mechanic, can claim to be a couple and receive the benefits. Two complications develop: because of a careless mail delivery person, the postmaster sees their application for benefits and tells one person, and soon the whole town knows. Also, the national government is sending an investigator to make sure the men's relationship is legitimate.