Pete Postlethwaite

1946 - 2011

Pete Postlethwaite

Peter William Postlethwaite, OBE (; 7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was an English character actor, who appeared in In the Name of the Father (1993), Dragonheart (1996), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Brassed Off (1996), Sharpe (1997), Amistad (1997), The Constant Gardener (2005), Clash of the Titans (2010), and Inception (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 (1993). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pete Postlethwaite has received more than 2,695,255 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 905th most popular actor.

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Among actors, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 895 out of 8,832Before him are Kristin Scott Thomas, Kathryn Joosten, Eleanor Parker, Chris Pratt, Ljubiša Samardžić, and Bata Živojinović. After him are Ron Howard, Diane Lane, Rod Taylor, Dominic Purcell, Julian Glover, and Arthur Kennedy.

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Among people born in 1946, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 105Before him are Xanana Gusmão, François Bozizé, Candice Bergen, Marisa Paredes, Edita Gruberová, and Alan Jones. After him are Robert Reich, Joop Zoetemelk, Bolo Yeung, Yusuke Omi, Janet Yellen, and Kabir Bedi. Among people deceased in 2011, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 73Before him are Ferenc Mádl, Tom Gehrels, Johannes Heesters, Gunter Sachs, Valentin Ivanov, and Yelena Bonner. After him are Nguyễn Cao Kỳ, Archduke Felix of Austria, Ken Russell, Roberts Blossom, Roland Petit, and Paul Baran.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 1,124 out of 5,347Before him are Lewis Hamilton (1985), John Kay (1704), Frank Lampard (1978), John Gay (1685), J. Michael Kosterlitz (1943), and John Charles (1931). After him are John Adams (1767), Seamus Heaney (1939), William Sturgeon (1783), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Victoria Beckham (1974), and John Boorman (1933).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Pete Postlethwaite ranks 139Before him are Hugh Griffith (1912), Peter Vaughan (1923), Jared Harris (1961), Stephen Boyd (1931), Terry Jones (1942), and Kristin Scott Thomas (1960). After him are Dominic Purcell (1970), Julian Glover (1935), Charlotte Gainsbourg (1971), James Cosmo (1947), Rupert Everett (1959), and David Warner (1941).