Pete Postlethwaite

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  • Birth Name: Peter William Postlethwaite
  • Birth Place: Warrington, Lancashire, England
  • Died: January 2, 2011
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Was a drama teacher before becoming an actor.
  • Studied at the Bristol Old Vic Drama School in Bristol, England.
  • Appeared in plays with the Royal Shakespeare Company in England.
  • Breakthrough film performance came playing the role of a violent father in Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988).
  • His role in In the Name of the Father (1993) won him widespread acclaim and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
  • First portrayed a romantic lead in 1997's Among Giants.
  • In 2002, he performed in the one-man play Scaramouche Jones.
  • Awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) in 2004.
  • Appeared in the 2009 climate-change film The Age of Stupid.
  • Portrayed Spyros, the adoptive father of Perseus, in 2010's Clash of the Titans.
  • Passed away in January 2011 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Awards

  • 1993, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee

Relationships

  • Mary — Mother
  • William Postlethwaite — Father
  • William Postlethwaite — Son
  • Lily Postlethwaite — Daughter
  • Jacqueline Morrish — Wife
  • Mike — Brother

Details

  • Birth Name: Peter William Postlethwaite
  • Birth Place: Warrington, Lancashire, England
  • Died: January 2, 2011
  • Profession: Actor

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