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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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Feb 7, 1945 In Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series The Oscars 1953-03-18
Latest Project:
Movie Killing Bono 2011-04-01
Known For
Poster of Strange Bedfellows
Poster of Bandyta
Poster of Tales of Sherwood Forest
Poster of Doris and Doreen
Movie Killing Bono Karl 2011-04-01
Movie Return to Jurassic Park Self 2011-02-05
Movie Clash of the Titans Spyros 2010-03-31
Movie Inception Maurice Fischer 2010-07-15
Movie The Town Fergus "Fergie" Colm 2010-09-15
Movie Waving at Trains Douglas Warren 2009-01-01
Movie Clough: The Brian Clough Story Narrator 2009-03-25
Movie The Age of Stupid The Archivist 2009-09-21
Movie Solomon Kane William Crowthorn 2009-09-16
Series Criminal Justice Hooch 2008-06-30
Movie Player Colin 2008-10-03
Movie Ghost Son Doc 2007-04-05
Movie Closing the Ring Quinlan 2007-09-14
Movie Valley of the Heart's Delight Albion Munson 2006-04-24
Movie The Omen Father Brennan 2006-06-06
Series The One Show Unknown 2006-08-14
Movie Red Mercury Gold Commander 2005-05-13
Movie Dark Water Veeck 2005-07-08
Movie The Constant Gardener Lorbeer 2005-08-31
Movie Æon Flux Keeper 2005-11-30
Movie Strange Bedfellows Russell McKenzie (taxman) 2004-04-22
Movie Gone Dark Gale Carmody 2004-12-28
Movie Triggermen Ben Cutler 2002-01-01
Movie Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects' Kobayashi (archive footage) 2002-04-02
Movie Cowboy Up Reid Braxton 2002-09-03
Movie Between Strangers John 2002-08-30
Movie Rat Hubert Flynn 2001-04-01
Series Richard & Judy Unknown 2001-11-26
Movie The Shipping News Tert Card 2001-12-18
Movie When the Sky Falls Martin Shaughnessy 2000-06-26
Movie Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings 2000-12-25
Series The Sins Len Green 2000-10-24
Movie Alice in Wonderland Carpenter 1999-02-28
Movie The Divine Ryans Uncle Reg Ryan 1999-01-01
Movie Lost for Words Deric Longden 1999-01-03
Movie Animal Farm Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice) 1999-10-03
Movie Wayward Son Ben Alexander 1999-09-20
Movie Among Giants Ray 1998-06-24
Movie The Serpent's Kiss Thomas Smith 1997-05-14
Movie The Making of '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 1997-12-10
Movie James and the Giant Peach The Magic Man 1996-04-12
Movie When Saturday Comes Ken Jackson 1996-03-01
Movie DragonHeart Gilbert 1996-05-31
Movie Romeo + Juliet Father Laurence 1996-11-01
Movie Brassed Off Danny 1996-11-01
Movie Crimetime Sidney 1996-08-01
Movie The Usual Suspects Kobayashi 1995-07-19
Movie Sin Bin Mitch 1994-05-18
Movie Sharpe's Company Hakeswill 1994-05-25
Series Martin Chuzzlewit Tigg Montague 1994-11-07
Movie Sharpe's Enemy Hakeswill 1994-06-01
Movie Suite 16 Glover 1994-11-24
Movie Anchoress William Carpenter 1993-09-10
Series Sharpe Obadiah Hakeswill 1993-05-05
Movie In the Name of the Father Giuseppe Conlon 1993-12-12
Movie Split Second Paulsen 1992-05-01
Movie The Grass Arena The Dipper 1992-01-19
Movie Waterland Henry Crick 1992-08-21
Movie Alien³ David 1992-05-22
Movie The Last of the Mohicans Captain Beams 1992-08-26
Series Shakespeare: The Animated Tales Unknown 1992-11-09
Series Between the Lines Unknown 1992-09-04
Movie Treasure Island George Merry 1990-01-22
Movie Hamlet Player King 1990-12-19
Movie Needle Paula's Father 1990-09-12
Series Tales of Sherwood Forest Eric 1989-06-11
Movie Tumbledown Major (Rehabilitation Centre) 1988-05-29
Movie To Kill a Priest Josef 1988-09-07
Movie Distant Voices, Still Lives Father 1988-09-29
Movie The Dressmaker Jack 1988-12-16
Movie Coast to Coast Kecks McGuinness 1987-01-04
Series Lovejoy Unknown 1986-01-10
Series Casualty Hank 1986-09-06
Movie Cyrano de Bergerac Ragueneau 1985-07-26
Series Mitch Unknown 1984-08-31
Movie A Private Function Nuttol 1984-11-09
Movie Fords on Water Winston's Boss 1983-01-01
Movie The Muscle Market Danny Duggan 1981-01-13
Movie Afternoon Off Attendant in Art Gallery 1979-02-03
Series Minder Unknown 1979-10-29
Series Going Straight Unknown 1978-02-24
Movie Doris and Doreen Mr. Lomax 1978-12-16
Movie The Duellists Orderly shaving Gen. Treillard 1977-08-31
Movie Occupy! Player in Everyman Theatre Company, Liverpool 1976-01-01
Movie The Paradise Run Soldier 1976-04-05
Series Last of the Summer Wine Unknown 1973-01-04
Series The Oscars Unknown 1953-03-18