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Postlethwaite, Pete

Works: 259 works in 962 publications in 10 languages and 36,537 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films  Crime films  Political fiction  Fiction  Biography  Fantasy films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Performer, Producer, Narrator, Creator, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Pete Postlethwaite
Most widely held works by Pete Postlethwaite
William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet by William Shakespeare( Visual )

48 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 3,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern adaptation of the classic love story, moved to the futuristic urban backdrop of Verona Beach
The lost world Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

46 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Hungarian and held by 2,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years after the disastrous events at Jurassic Park, two groups return to the island and become locked in a race against time that will determine the fate of the island's prehistoric inhabitants
The usual suspects by Bryan Singer( Visual )

48 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and French and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police investigating an exploded boat on a San Pedro pier discover 27 bodies and $91 million worth of drug money. The only survivors are a severely burned Hungarian terrorist and Roger Kint, a crippled con-man. Reluctantly, Kint is pressured into explaining what happened on the boat. His story begins six weeks earlier with five criminals being dragged in by New York police desperate for suspects in a truck highjacking, and ends with the possible identification of a criminal mastermind
Inception by Christopher Nolan( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and French and held by 2,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dom Cobb is a skilled thief, the absolute best in the dangerous art of extraction, stealing valuable secrets from deep within the subconscious during the dream state, when the mind is at its most vulnerable. Cobb's rare ability has made him a coveted player in this treacherous new world of corporate espionage, but it has also made him an international fugitive and cost him everything he has ever loved. Now Cobb is being offered a chance at redemption. One last job could give him his life back but only if he can accomplish the impossible--inception. Instead of the perfect heist, Cobb and his team of specialists have to pull off the reverse: their task is not to steal an idea but to plant one. If they succeed, it could be the perfect crime. But no amount of careful planning or expertise can prepare the team for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. An enemy that only Cobb could have seen coming
Amistad by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and German and held by 2,477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Basada en una historia real, la película narra la travesía increíble de una grupo de esclavos africanos que se apoderan del barco de sus raptores con la intención de regresar a su amada tierra natal. El barco, La Amistad, es capturado y los esclavos son llevados a los Estados Unidos donde son encarcelados a la espera de un juicio, acusados de asesinato. El hecho capta la atención de todo el país y genera una polemica que pone en entredicho los cimientos mismos del sistema. Para los hombres y mujeres en el estrado sin embargo, todo se reduce a una lucha por el derecho fundamental de la humanidad: La libertad".--Contenedor
The town by Ben Affleck( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Doug MacRay is leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves
The constant gardener by Fernando Meirelles( Visual )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 1,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After his wife is murdered in Kenya, Justin Quayle, a mild, low-level diplomat and a constant gardener, must investigate his wife's death, their relationship, and his own heart
Clash of the titans by Desmond Davis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Hades, the god of the underworld, takes his family, Perseus embarks on a mission to defeat him before he can seize ultimate power and unleash hell on earth
In the name of the father by Jim Sheridan( Visual )

34 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact-based film about Gerry Conlon, a young Irish punk who is caught in the wrong place at the wrong time and forced to confess to a terrorist bombing. He and his father, along with friends of Gerry, are found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. There, his father shows his true strength, and Gerry works to prove their innocence and clear his father's name
James and the giant peach by Roald Dahl( Visual )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you recall how the world looked to you as a child? Everything was huge. Buildings, furniture, and grown-ups -- they all dwarfed you, some of them so large as to seem monstrous. If a thing delighted you, it was a wonder; if it frightened you, it was a terror-this spirit animates this animated version of Roald Dahl's story "James and the Giant Peach." James' parents have died, and now he toils for his cruel aunts, Spiker and Sponge. One day, an old man arrives and gives him bag of glowing green 'crocodile tongues.' James accidentally drops these, whereupon they cause a tree to sprout a giant-size peach. Soon enough, James finds himself magically inside the Peach, where insects have taken up residence. One day the Peach rolls away with James inside, and the adventure begins
The shipping news by Lasse Hallstrm( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inksetter in New York, Quoyle returns to his family's longtime home, a small fishing town in Newfoundland, with his young daughter, after a traumatizing experience with her mother, who sold her to an illegal adoption agency. Though Quoyle has had little success thus far in life, his shipping news column in the local newspaper finds an audience, and his experiences in the town begin to change his life
onFlux by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

400 years in the future, after a virus decimates the world population, only one city on Earth remains. Ruled by the Goodchild dynasty, it is a perfect society of peace and prosperity - except that its citizens keep mysteriously disappearing
Alice in Wonderland by Nick Willing( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lewis Carroll's masterpiece of fantasy. Alice slips down a rabbit hole into Wonderland, where she meets zany characters like the Cheshire Cat and the Mad Hatter and has a series of strange, dream-like adventures
Dark water by Hideo Nakata( Visual )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dahlia has started a new life. She is recently separated from her husband, has a new job and a new apartment, she's determined to put her estranged relationship behind her and devote herself to raising her daughter, Ceci. Then when her strained separation turns into a bitter custody battle, her situation takes a turn for the worse. Her new apartment seems to have a life of its own. Mysterious noises, persistent leaks of dark water, and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild. This all leads Dahlia on a puzzling and mystifying pursuit to find out who is behind the endless mind games. She begins to frantically search for the links between the riddles and the dark water seems to close in around her
Martin Chuzzlewit by Charles Dickens( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who will inherit the riches of wealthy old Martin Chuzzlewit? The only person he trusts is his companion and nurse, the young orphan Mary Graham, but she is employed on the understanding that she will not inherit a penny. He has disinherited his grandson, Young Martin, suspicious of the motives of the young man's love for Mary. With such a fortune at stake, the rest of the family closes in like sharks. The obsequious Pecksniff, whit his daughters, Mercy and Charity, attempts to grovel into the old man's good graces, while the wicked Jonas will stop at nothing ... even murder
Animal farm by George Orwell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and German and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This rendering of Orwell's classic is set in the beautiful Irish countryside and populated with a wide variety of barnyard animals. Chaos ensues when the animals take over the farm
Brassed off! by Mark Herman( Visual )

59 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and German and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retired miner leads the Grimley Colliery Band, the brass band that the town's miners play in after hours. His hope is to lead them to victory in a national brass band competition, even though they are worried by rumors the mine may close. They acquire a new musician when the granddaughter of a former bandsman comes back to town-- assigned to help determine whether to make the mine closing definite. A story about two old friends and ex-lovers whose surprise reunion turns their lives and the lives of everyone else in town hilariously upside down
The age of stupid by Franny Armstrong( Visual )

29 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Postlethwaite (the only fictional character) stars as an archivist living alone in the devastated future world of 2055, who spends his days looking at old footage from the years leading up to 2015 when a cataclysmic climate change took place. As he sifts through the relics of our lost and misguided civilization, the archivist asks why Earth's inhabitants did nothing to reverse the effects of climate change while they still had the chance
Jurassic Park by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jurassic Park: Scientists develop a means of bringing dinosaurs to life using DNA taken from dinosaur blood, which has been preserved inside insects encased in amber
Dragonheart by Rob Cohen( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sean Connery is the voice of Draco the dragon in this tale of a knight dedicated to an ancient creed of honor and his vow to destroy all dragons
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Pete Postlethwaite acteur britannique

Pete Postlethwaite aktor brytyjski

Pete Postlethwaite attore britannico

Pete Postlethwaite Brits filmacteur

Pete Postlethwaite englischer Schauspieler

Petrus Postlethwaite

Postlethwaite, Pete.

Postlethwaite, Peter

Postlethwaite, Peter 1945-2011

Postlethwaite, Peter 1946-2011

Postlethwaite, Peter William 1945-2011

Postlethwaite, Peter William 1946-2011

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The lost world Jurassic ParkThe usual suspectsAmistadThe constant gardenerClash of the titansIn the name of the fatherJames and the giant peachAlice in Wonderland