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Peter Postlethwaite (1946-2011), Actor

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A character actor of stage and screen, Postlethwaite trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Film appearances include A Private Function (1984), In the Name of the Father (1993), for which he received an Oscar nomination, The Usual Suspects (1995) and Brassed Off (1997). Recent stage performances include a revival of Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at Manchester Royal Exchange and Scaramouche Jones, a one-man play at Bristol Old Vic, both in 2002.

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Peter Postlethwaite

by Christopher Thompson
oil on canvas, 2002
NPG 6617