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Pete Postlethwaite
Pete Postlethwaite

Dr. Lorbeer aka Dr. Brandt

For his performance as Giuseppe Conlon in Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father, opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite earned an Academy Award nomination.

His other film credits include Ridley Scott's The Duellists; Malcolm Mowbray's A Private Function; Terence Davies' Distant Voices, Still Lives; Franco Zeffirelli's Hamlet; David Fincher's Alien³; Michael Mann's The Last of the Mohicans (also opposite Daniel Day-Lewis); Bryan Singer's Academy Award-winning The Usual Suspects; Baz Luhrmann's William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet; Henry Selick's James and the Giant Peach; Steven Spielberg's The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Amistad; Sam Miller's Among Giants; Lasse Hallström's The Shipping News; Roy Battersby's Red Mercury; and, most recently, Walter Salles' Dark Water.

Mr. Postlethwaite's stage career includes playing the title role of Scaramouche Jones in Dublin and London, before touring in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. He starred in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming at the Royal Exchange, and in Sam Mendes' production of The Rise and Fall of Little Voice at the Royal National Theatre and in the West End. Also at the National, he starred in Deborah Warner's production of The Good Person of Sichuan.

Among his many roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company are Bottom in Bill Alexander's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream; Bobadill in John Caird's production of Every Man and His Humour; Roughman in Trevor Nunn's production of The Fair Maid of the West; Macduff and Banquo in Howard Davies' production of Macbeth; and Lear in Barry Kyle's Bond's Lear. His other Shakespeare plays include Troilus and Cressida at the Bristol Old Vic; and Jeffrey Reeves' production of Coriolanus at the Everyman Liverpool.

Mr. Postlethwaite received an Order of the British Empire in 2004.