Pete Postlethwaite 266 views as at 5th May2011 by Margaret Sanderson

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The distinguished character actor Pete Postlethwaite was born Peter William Postlethwaite in 1946 and grew up in Cheshire, England amid middle-class surroundings. He went to college and while completing his studies developed an interest in theatre, to the chagrin of his family. His father, a labourer, wanted him to find a more secure position in life.

A drama teacher initially, he decided to follow his acting instincts full-time and gradually built up an impressive array of both stage and film credits. Distant voices, still lives 1998; In the name of the father 1993; The usual suspects 1995; Brassed off 1996; Romeo and Juliet 1996; Amistad 1997; Sharpe’s company 1994; Lost for words 1999, The sins 2000; The shipping News 2001; The Limit 2004; Dark Water 2005; The Omen 2006; Ghost son 2007; Solomon Kane 2009; Clash of the Titans 2010; Inception 2010; and The Town 2010.
Steven spielberg called him ‘The best actor in the world’.
In this portrait, Pete is playing the character role of Father Brennan in The Omen remake of 2006.

266 views as at 5th May 2011.

Prismacolor and Faber Castell pencils on Bristol Board extra smooth surface, 300 gsm, 16 inchesx 12 inches.

I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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    GEORGE SANDERSONalmost 4 years ago

    Fabulous painting Margaret !
    A great trubute to a great actor, he will be sadly missed by millions !

  • Thanks George. I’ll certainly miss him.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelalmost 4 years ago

    magical work .. love it .. congrats

  • Thanks LoneAngel!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Woodie
    Woodiealmost 4 years ago

    A beautiful creation Margaret,
    So perfect in every aspect!!
    Cheers Neil
    Into faves

  • Thanks Neil, and for the fave too!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • patjila
    patjilaalmost 4 years ago

    Stunning portrait of an actor who followed his passion! Wonderful worked out Margaret respect for both Artist and Model :)

  • Thanks for those glowing comments Patjila!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeealmost 4 years ago

  • Thank you Robyn Lee!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Gary Fernandez
    Gary Fernandezalmost 4 years ago

    I really like this Margaret, although I still don’t know who he is. Love the eyebrows, but careful or you’ll start to get as finicky as me!

  • I think your finickyness is contagious Gary! But I still don’t want to do a hairy Aboriginal. I’ll leave such things to you. Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwualmost 4 years ago

    this is BRILLIANT

  • How kind Shanghaiwu! Thank you very much!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • vampvamp
    vampvampalmost 4 years ago

    well done!!!

  • Thank you Vampyvamp!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrarialmost 4 years ago

    Brilliant painting Margaret (but of course, I am not surprised! It was you who did it! hehehe)
    Hope you are keeping well!! Haven’t forgotten you!!
    Big smiles coming your way!! :)))

  • Thanks Vicki. I’m quite pleased with this one. Glad you like it!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Karen  Hull
    Karen Hullover 3 years ago

    How absolutely fabulous Margaret – simply oozes character!!!

  • Thank you Karen!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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