Date of Birth: 16 February 1946
Pete Postlethwaite biography:
He was raised in Northern England. He formerly taught at a Catholic girl's convent school. He was awarded OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 New Year's Honors List for his services to drama. He once let an agent go after the agent suggested Pete change his last name to something more marquee-friendly. He is married to a BBC drama assistant and has two children. Steven Spielberg called him "The best actor in the world". At the beginning of one hit wonder "Tubthumping" by Chumbawamba, it is his voice saying these words from the movie "Brassed Off!" (1996): "Truth is I thought it mattered, I thought that music mattered. But does it bollocks! Not compared to how people matter." He was listed as a potential nominee on the 2006 Razzie Award nominating ballot. He was listed as a suggestion in the Worst Supporting Actor category for his performance in the film Æon Flux (2005). However he failed to receive a nomination. His portrait by Christopher Thompson was acquired by The National Portrait Gallery. Children: William Postlethwaite (b. 1989) and Lily Postlethwaite (b. 1996) with Jacqueline Morrish. He is the only actor in Romeo + Juliet (1996) who speaks in iambic pentameter, the rhythm of speech William Shakespeare's plays are written in.