Pete Postlethwaite


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Biography:
Birth Name: Pete Postlethwaite
Born: 02/07/1945
Birth Place: Warrington, Cheshire, GB
Death Place: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, GB
Died: 01/02/2011

Born on Feb. 7, 1945 in Warrington, Cheshire, England, Postlethwaite was raised in a working-class Catholic home by his father, Bill, a cooper and school caretaker, and his mother, Mary. Though he enjoyed performing in plays as a youngster, Postlethwaite instead studied physical education at St. Mary's Seminary in London, though he did have a minor in drama. After his training at St. Mary's, he taught drama at a Catholic girls' school, only to become disillusioned with the church. He auditioned for the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and was accepted, but lacked the funds to attend. Instead, Postlethwaite took a job as a sheet metal worker and welder, making beer kegs on the night shift at... Continue Bio >>

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