Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 07-02-1945
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
  • Also Known As:

    Peter William Postlethwaite
    Peter Postlethwaite

  • Popularity: 4.43
  • Homepage: N/A


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.




Year Movie Character
2002 Triggermen as Ben Cutler
2009 The Age of Stupid as The Archivist
1996 Brassed Off as Danny
1998 Among Giants as Ray
2006 Valley of the Heart's Delight as Albion Munson
1994 Suite 16 as Glover
2005 Red Mercury as Gold Commander
1993 In the Name of the Father as Giuseppe Conlon
2009 Solomon Kane as William Crowthorn
1988 Distant Voices, Still Lives as Father
1996 Crimetime as Sidney
1999 Lost for Words as Deric Longden
1981 The Muscle Market as Danny Duggan
1976 Occupy!
2009 Waving at Trains as Douglas Warren
1994 Sin Bin as Mitch
2008 Player as Colin
1970 Butterfly Collectors as John McKeown
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park as Roland Tembo
1996 DragonHeart as Gilbert of Glockenspur
2007 Closing the Ring as Quinlan
2007 Ghost Son as Doc
2011 Killing Bono as Karl
1988 The Dressmaker as Jack
1999 The Divine Ryans as Uncle Reg Ryan
1992 The Grass Arena as The Dipper
2008 Criminal Justice
2000 When the Sky Falls as Martin Shaughnessy
1999 Wayward Son as Ben Alexander
2009 Clough: The Brian Clough Story as Narrator
1996 When Saturday Comes as Ken Jackson
1996 James and the Giant Peach as Old Man
1992 Alien³ as David Postlethwaite
2002 Between Strangers as John
1985 Cyrano de Bergerac as Ragueneau
1994 Sharpe's Enemy as Hakeswill
2004 Gone Dark as Gale Carmody
1993 Anchoress as William Carpenter
1990 Needle
1978 Doris and Doreen as Mr. Lomax
2006 The Omen as Father Brennan
2001 The Shipping News as Tert Card
2005 Dark Water as Veeck
1994 Sharpe's Company as Hakeswill
1984 A Private Function as Douglas J. Nuttol
1999 Animal Farm as Benjamin (voice) / Farmer Jones (voice)
1996 Romeo + Juliet as Father Laurence
1997 Bandyta as Sincai
1995 The Usual Suspects as Kobayashi
2005 The Constant Gardener as Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt
2005 Æon Flux as Keeper
1992 Split Second as Paulsen
1988 To Kill a Priest as Josef
2001 Rat as Hubert Flynn
1987 Coast to Coast as Kecks McGuinness
1992 Waterland as Henry Crick
2010 The Town as Fergus 'Fergie' Colm
1997 Amistad as Holabird
1979 Afternoon Off as Attendant in Art Gallery
1976 The Paradise Run as Soldier
2002 Cowboy Up as Reid Braxton
1990 Treasure Island as George Merry
1997 Making the 'Lost World' as Himself
2011 Return to Jurassic Park
2004 Strange Bedfellows as Russell McKenzie (taxman)
2010 Inception as Maurice Fischer
1988 Tumbledown as Major (Rehabilitation Centre)
1992 The Last of the Mohicans as Capt. Beams
1999 Alice in Wonderland as Carpenter
2002 Round Up: Deposing 'The Usual Suspects' as Kobayashi (archive footage)
1990 Hamlet as Player King
2010 Clash of the Titans as Spyros
1977 The Duellists as Man shaving Gen. Treillard (as Peter Postlethwaite)
2000 Victoria Wood with All the Trimmings

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