Pete Postlethwaite

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Pete was born under the official name Postlethwaite, Peter William on February 7th, 1946. He died on January 2nd, 2011 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, UK (pancreatic cancer). He has been a credited actor since the 1992 film Split Second.

Pete has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in seventeen films including: the 2010 crime film The Town as the character Fergus 'Fergie' Colm, the 2010 action movie Inception playing Maurice Fischer and the 2007 drama release Closing the Ring cast as Quinlan.

His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2010 action film Inception, which brought in $293,000,000 at the box office.

Pete has stayed out of the media limelight, having been interviewed in over three publications and featured in one magazine article.

As an actor Pete Postlethwaite has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his role as Giuseppe Conlon in the 1993 movie In the Name of the Father.

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He formerly taught at a Catholic girls convent school.
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