Pete Postlethwaite

Pete Postlethwaite
1945 - 2011

Pete Postlethwaite  British Actor


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 L...

Confirmed Relationships1
Longest Relationship8 yrs
Shortest Relationship8 yrs
Average Relationship Length8 yrs
Rumored Relationships1
First Name Peter
Middle Name William
Last Name Postlethwaite
Full Name at Birth Peter William Postlethwaite
Age 65 (age at death) years
Birthday 7th February, 1945
Birthplace Warrington, Cheshire, England, UK
Died 2nd January, 2011
Place of Death Shropshire, England, UK
Cause of Death Pancreatic Cancer
Height 5' 9" (175 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Light
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Distinctive Feature Prominent, bony cheeks, Gruff voice, Large nose
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
High School Lymm High School, Lymm, Cheshire
University St. Mary's University College in London
Occupation Text English stage, Film and Television actor / Sheet metal worker / Teache
Occupation Actor
Claim to Fame In the Name of the Father
Year(s) Active 1975–2011
Official Websites,,
Father William "Bill" Postlethwaite (A Cooper and School Caretaker)
Mother Mary Postlethwaite
Brother Michael
Sister Anne, Patricia
Family Member Lily Postlethwaite Daughter, Lily Postlethwaite (Daughter b:1996) mother: Jacqueline Morrish, William "Will" Postlethwaite (Son b:1989) Mother: Jacqueline Morrish
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Killing Bono2011 Karl Movie
Clash of the Titans2010 Spyros Movie
The Town2010 Fergus 'Fergie' Colm Movie
Inception2010 Maurice Fischer Movie
Solomon Kane2009 William Crowthorn Movie
Waving at Trains2009 Douglas Short Film
Criminal Justice2008 Hooch TV Show
Player2008 Colin Short Film
Closing the Ring2007 Quinlan Movie
Ghost Son2006 Doc Movie
The Omen2006 Father Brennan Movie
Valley of the Heart's Delight2006 Albion Munson Movie
Æon Flux2005 Keeper Movie
Dark Water2005 Veeck Movie
Red Mercury2005 Gold Commander Movie
The Constant Gardener2005 Lorbeer Movie
Strange Bedfellows2004 Russell McKenzie Movie
The Limit2004 Gale Movie
Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion2003 Charles Burchell TV Movie
The Selfish Giant2003 Arthur (voice) Short Film
Between Strangers2002 John Movie
Triggermen2002 Ben Cutler Movie
The Shipping News2001 Tert Card Movie
Cowboy Up2000 Reid Braxton Movie
Rat2000 Hubert Flynn Movie
When the Sky Falls2000 Martin Shaughnessy Movie
The Sins2000 Len Green TV Show
The Divine Ryans1999 Uncle Reg Ryan Movie
Wayward Son1999 Ben Alexander Movie
Alice in Wonderland1999 Carpenter TV Movie
Animal Farm1999 Benjamin (voice) TV Movie
Butterfly Collectors1999 John McKeown TV Movie
Lost for Words1999 Deric Longden TV Movie
Among Giants1998 Raymond 'Ray' Movie
Amistad1997 Holabird Movie
Bandyta1997 Sincai Movie
The Lost World: Jurassic Park1997 Roland Tembo Movie
The Serpent's Kiss1997 Thomas Smithers Movie
Brassed Off1996 Danny Movie
Crimetime1996 Sidney Movie
DragonHeart1996 Gilbert of Glockenspur Movie
James and the Giant Peach1996 Old Man Movie
Romeo + Juliet1996 Father Laurence Movie
When Saturday Comes1996 Ken Jackson Movie
Suite 161994 Glover Movie
The Usual Suspects1994 Kobayashi Movie
Martin Chuzzlewit1994 Tigg Montague TV Show
Sharpe's Company1994 Hakeswill TV Movie
Sharpe's Enemy1994 Hakeswill TV Movie
Pie in the Sky1994 Kevin Tasker TV Show
Anchoress1993 William Carpenter Movie
In the Name of the Father1993 Giuseppe Conlon Movie
Alien³1992 David Movie
Split Second1992 Paulsen Movie
The Last of the Mohicans1992 Capt. Beams Movie
Waterland1992 Henry Crick (as Peter Postlethwaite) Movie
Between the Lines1992 Ch. Supt. Jameson TV Show
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales1992 Quince TV Show
A Child from the South1991 Harry TV Movie
Hamlet1990 Player King Movie
Treasure Island1990 George Merry TV Movie
El C.I.D.1990 Vince TV Show
Zorro1990 Bandit TV Show
Debut on Two1990 Tony, Keef TV Show
Distant Voices, Still Lives1988 Father Movie
Number 271988 Becket Movie
The Dressmaker1988 Jack (as Peter Postlethwaite) Movie
To Kill a Priest1988 Josef (as Peter Postlethwaite) Movie
Tumbledown1988 Major (Rehabilitation Centre) TV Movie
Blind Justice1988 Det. Sgt. McCabe TV Show
Tales of Sherwood Forest1987 Eric TV Show
Boon1986 Steve McLaughlin TV Show
Casualty1986 Hank, Ralph Peters TV Show
Lovejoy1986 Terence Sullivan TV Show
Screenplay1986 Paula's father TV Show
Cyrano de Bergerac1985 Ragueneau TV Movie
Deceptions1985 Driver (uncredited) TV Movie
Victoria Wood: As Seen on TV1985 Barry TV Show
Screen Two1985 Mitch, The Dipper, Panter TV Show
Summer Season1985 Painter TV Show
A Private Function1984 Douglas J. Nuttol the Butcher Movie
The Bill1984 Ray Goller TV Show
Mitch1984 Jack Frost TV Show
Fords on Water1983 Winston's Boss (as Peter Postlethwaite) Movie
Strike: The Birth of Solidarity1981 Ireneusz Lesniak TV Movie
Minder1979 Logie, Appearance by, Jack Wragg TV Show
Afternoon Off1979 Attendant in Art Gallery TV Movie
Going Straight1978 Thomas Clifford Crowther TV Show
Doris and Doreen1978 Mr. Lomax TV Movie
Horse in the House1978 Uncle Doug TV Show
The Duellists1977 Man shaving Gen. Treillard (as Peter Postlethwaite) Movie
Plays for Britain1976 Soldier TV Show
The Racer1975 Ecco Short Film
Last of the Summer Wine1973 Man in Cafe TV Show
Crown Court1972 TV Show
Masterpiece Classic1971 Deric Longden TV Show
Play for Today1970 Danny Duggan TV Show
Coronation Street1960 Detective Sergeant Cross TV Show
Second City Firsts Duffy TV Show
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    CowJun 3, 2013

    Does his daughter, Lily, need a hobby?

    MouseAug 26, 2011

    It was so sad when Peter was already gone. Rest in Peace, man!

    FrogJun 27, 2011

    It was so sad that he 'croaked'. R.I.P.

    CindyCelebsJan 3, 2011

    R.I.P. Pete

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