Henry Postlethwaite

Henry Postlethwaite Papers

Henry Postlethwaite was an esteemed actor, appearing in film, theater and television productions alike. Additionally, he designed racing cars alongside Mike Gascoyne.

He grew up in Whitehaven, England and attended both Woodbank Evangelical Church and Elim Church – two traditional brethren denominations whose congregations later amalgamated into one church.

Early Life and Education

Postlethwaite was an established merchant family from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the United States who later settled in Natchez, Mississippi where they spearheaded numerous businesses ventures in their new surroundings.

He was an expressive character actor whose range extended from sweet sentimentality to acid menace. He excelled at conveying working-class malaise and disillusionment, his double role as one of the Guildford Four wrongfully charged with terrorism in In the Name of the Father as evidence for this fact being especially notable.

Postlethwaite was at his most celebrated during a performance of King Lear at Liverpool Everyman Theatre during 2008 as part of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year. His last role came with the 2010 film The Florist; that role had been written specifically for him and eventually led to his death from pancreatic cancer two years later.

Professional Career

After beginning acting to cover his school tuition costs, Postlethwaite joined Liverpool Everyman under John McGrath and Alan Dossor’s direction, where he excelled under engaged repertory theatre directorship; among his colleagues included CG Bond, Alan Bleasdale and Mike Stott – making this period one of its heydays of engaged repertory theatre with Postlethwaite standing out among them all as its star performer.

Postlethwaite was nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of an Irish working-class father in In the Name of the Father (1993). Additionally, he became well known in roles such as Brassed Off, The Usual Suspects and Romeo & Juliet.

His final film role was The Florist (2010), written with him as its star. On January 2, 2011 in Shrewsbury, England at 64 years of age he passed away from cancer.

Achievement and Honors

Postlethwaite discovered an opportunity to work at March, where there was an advertisement for a mechanical engineer position and began learning more about designing racing cars. He secured this role, landing him the position and beginning his design education journey.

Postlethwaite achieved his first great success in 1975 when he designed the Hesketh car driven to victory by future world champion James Hunt in the Dutch Grand Prix. Following this achievement, Postlethwaite joined Austro-Canadian oil magnate Walter Wolf’s team where he helped develop the Wolf WR1 racecar that South African driver Jody Scheckter used to place second in 1977 championship.

Postlethwaite was an enthusiastic supporter of Labour, appearing on political broadcasts encouraging people to vote. Additionally, he was an environmental activist protesting against Kingsnorth coal-fired power station in Kent. Postlethwaite was honored with an Officer of the Order of the British Empire award in 2004’s New Year Honours list and received an honorary degree from Liverpool John Moores University.

Personal Life

Postlethwaite was known for his long and varied career in television, film and theater before finding fame as Roland Tembo in The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997 film). On January 2, 2011 from pancreatic cancer at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in England; two days later his funeral took place in Warrington. The collection contains letters written between 1957-1958 from Mary Elizabeth Browder Postlethwaite as well as genealogical records (Postlethwaite family members only), 1941 as well as newspaper clippings 1968-1970 as well as an undated mimeographed copy that appeals for boycotting white owned Natchez businesses during civil rights movements during civil rights movements during civil rights movements during civil rights movements during civil rights struggles during civil rights movements during civil rights struggles – all types of correspondences (Mary Elizabeth Browder Postlethwaite died).

This collection also houses Alexander James Postlethwaite, Postlethwaite’s father who was a dry goods merchant and importer in Natchez. Additionally, there are several folders of financial records from Alexander’s family, such as an account book from 1865-1866 as well as two invoices from Henry Frank’s store of dry-goods goods.

Net Worth

Postlethwaite was an actor of both stage and screen who appeared in over forty films. Audiences often loved his ability to portray diverse roles – from Russell’s Breezeblock Park and Stott’s Funny Peculiar to Captain Bobadil in revivals of Every Man in His Humour and Roughman in Trevor Nunn’s version of Thomas Heywood’s Fair Maid of the West by Trevor Nunn. He was beloved by audiences everywhere.

He was an outspoken opponent of climate change and lived in Shropshire with his wife Jacqui and two children, serving the Church of England and having close ties to several friends – many from Liverpool FC (his favorite team).

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