Pete Postlewaite

Actor

1945-2011. Warrington, Lancashire, England

Facts Awards
  • 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.