Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite

British actor
Peter William Postlethwaite, OBE was an English character actor. After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first major success arose through the British autobiographical film Distant Voices, Still Lives .Wikipedia
BornFebruary 7, 1946
HometownWarrington, Cheshire
Height5'9" (1.75m)
SpouseJacqueline Morrish (m 2003 - 2011)
ChildrenBilly Postlethwaite , Lily Kathleen Postlethwaite
ParentsWilliam Postlethwaite , Mary Postlethwaite
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Distant Voices, Still Lives (4K Restoration) - Trailer

Terence Davies' partly autobiographical tale evokes his upbringing in Liverpool after the war in a working-class home dominated by the violence of his father, fearsomely played by then newcomer Pete Postlethwaite.MyMovies, trailer, 2018, Drama, Terence Davies, Angela Walsh, Freda Dowie, Pete Postlethwaite
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Red Mercury
Red Mercury
R
1h 53min
2007
Among Giants
Among Giants
R
1h 30min
1999
Crimetime
Crimetime
R
1h 58min
1976
Ghost Son
Ghost Son
1h 37min
2006
Valley of the Heart's Delight
Valley of the Heart's Delight
1h 40min
2006
Strange Bedfellows
Strange Bedfellows
R
1h 39min
2004
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion
TV-MA
2h 55min
2003
Animal Farm
Animal Farm
1h 29min
1999
The Dressmaker
The Dressmaker
1h 30min
1988
Killing Bono
Killing Bono
R
1h 54min
2011
Criminal Justice
Criminal Justice
9h 44min
2008
Wayward Son
Wayward Son
1h 37min
2006
The Limit
The Limit
R
1h 32min
2004
Between Strangers
Between Strangers
R
1h 35min
2002
Ring of Fire
Ring of Fire
PG-13
1h 50min
2002
Rat
Rat
PG
1h 31min
2001
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The Lost World: Jurassic Park
PG-13
2h 14min
1997
Brassed Off
Brassed Off
R
1h 49min
1997
The Serpent's Kiss
The Serpent's Kiss
R
1h 50min
1997
Dragonheart
Dragonheart
PG-13
1h 43min
1996
James and the Giant Peach
James and the Giant Peach
PG
1h 20min
1996
When Saturday Comes
When Saturday Comes
1h 37min
1996
Suite 16
Suite 16
R
1h 49min
1976

AWARDS

YearAssociationsCategoryWorkResult
2011British Academy of Film & Television ArtsSupporting ActorThe Town (2010 film)Nominated
2001British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActorThe SinsNominated
2000British Academy of Film & Television ArtsActorLost for Words (1999 film)Winner
1995British Academy of Film & Television ArtsBest ActorMartin ChuzzlewitNominated
1994Academy AwardActor in a Supporting RoleIn the Name of the Father (film)Nominated