Pete Postlethwaite

English character actor (1946–2011)

Pete Postlethwaite OBE (7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) was a British actor. In 1994, he was nominated for an Oscar for his part in In the Name of the Father. He was also awarded an OBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003.[1]

Postlethwaite in 2005

Postlethwaite was born in Warrington, Lancashire and died of pancreatic cancer in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.


  1. "Oscar-nominated actor Pete Postlethwaite dies aged 64". BBC News. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2011.