Pete Postlethwaite

1946 - 2011

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Peter William Postlethwaite, (7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English character actor, who appeared in In the Name of the Father (1993), Sharpe (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Dragonheart (1996), James and the Giant Peach (1996), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Brassed Off (1996), Amistad (1997), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), Animal Farm (1999), The Constant Gardener (2005), Clash of the Titans (2010), Inception (2010), and The Town (2010). After minor television appearances, including in The Professionals, his first major success arose through the British autobiographical film Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988). He had a transatlantic breakthrough when he portrayed David in Alien 3 (1992), and his international reputation was further solidified when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for In the Name of the Father. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Postlethwaite has received more than 3,421,076 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 44 in 2019). Pete Postlethwaite is the 896th most popular actor (down from 893rd in 2019), the 1,094th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,123rd in 2019) and the 138th most popular British Actor.

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Among actors, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 896 out of 10,030Before him are Thomas Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris, Dwight Schultz, Michael Rooker, Richard S. Castellano, and Nathalie Baye. After him are Keira Knightley, Claude Jade, Paul Muni, Annette Bening, Stanley Tucci, and Lou Ferrigno.

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Among people born in 1946, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 100Before him are Ahmed Zewail, Steve Biko, Aziz Sancar, Ajda Pekkan, Alan Jones, and Stefania Sandrelli. After him are Kim Kyong-hui, Marisa Paredes, Robert Reich, Marilyn vos Savant, Paul L. Modrich, and Thongloun Sisoulith. Among people deceased in 2011, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 71Before him are Masahiro Hamazaki, Gunter Sachs, Princess Antoinette, Baroness of Massy, Madame Nhu, Aristides Pereira, and Cliff Robertson. After him are Jack Kevorkian, Cy Twombly, Roberts Blossom, Valentin Ivanov, Andy Whitfield, and Yelena Bonner.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 1,094 out of 6,924Before him are Henry Briggs (1561), Martin Evans (1941), Smithson Tennant (1761), Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence (1451), Thomas Simpson (1710), and Ronald George Wreyford Norrish (1897). After him are Keira Knightley (1985), Lilian, Princess of Réthy (1916), William the Lion (1142), Harriet Taylor Mill (1807), Charles Scott Sherrington (1952), and Joseph Needham (1900).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 138Before him are Stewart Granger (1913), Eric Idle (1943), Robert Shaw (1927), Andy Serkis (1964), Joan Plowright (1929), and Mark Strong (1963). After him are Keira Knightley (1985), Denholm Elliott (1922), Edward Gordon Craig (1872), Andy Whitfield (1971), Imelda Staunton (1956), and Robert Hardy (1925).

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