In the Name of the Father


In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biographical film directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, four people falsely convicted of the IRA’s Guildford pub bombings which killed four off-duty British soldiers and a civilian.

Peter William “Pete” Postlethwaite, OBE, (7 February 1946 – 2 January 2011) received an Academy Award nomination for his role in In the Name of the Father in 1993, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2004 New Year’s Honours List. He died of pancreatic cancer on 2 January 2011.