Matthew Postlethwaite : Father, Brother, Peaky Blinders & Net Worth

Nowadays, it is not unusual for singers to turn into acting and actors to do the same. Matthew Postlethwaite is also an actor who is well-versed in other parts of the entertainment world. The young man is skilled as an actor and has appeared in a handful of television shows.

Likewise, the British-born actor is best known as Nipper from the popular series, Peaky Blinders. Matthew is not only active as an actor but is also a singer and artist. We could not have asked for better.

Matthew Postlethwaite age
Matthew Postlethwaite, British-born Actor

With that being said, many fans have no idea who he is or what his life is like. We have taken this opportunity to let you in the life of Postlethwaite and more. Let’s get started.

Matthew Postlethwaite: Quick Facts

Full Name: Matthew Postlethwaite
Date of Birth: 25 September 1991
Age: 31 Years Old
Place of Birth: Whitehaven, Cumbria, United Kingdom
Mother’s Name: Susan Postlethwaite
Father’s Name: Ian Postlethwaite
Siblings: Jeffrey Postlethwaite
Nationality: British
  • St Bees School
  • Huddersfield University
Height: 5 feet 10 inches(178 cm)
Hair color: Light Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown
Profession: Actor, Singer, Artist
Active years: 2012-present
Net Worth: Under Review
Known for: Peaky Blinders
Marital Status: Single
Social Media: Instagram, Twitter
Last Updated: November,2022

How old is Matthew Postlethwaite?- Age and Height

Known for his role in the series, Peaky Blinders, the young actor is definitely in the entertainment world to stay. In such a limited period, the actor has proved his worth. But having said that, Matthew is not vocal when it comes to his life.

For starters, Postlethwaite’s age is a total mystery to us all. He celebrates his birthday every year on the 25th of September, which also his sun sign a Libra. And from what we know, this sign loves to be in the limelight.

Likewise, as for his age, the British actor might be in his mid-20s, if not late 20s. Fans are not mainly worried about his age at all.

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Nonetheless, Postlethwaite stands at the height of 5 feet 10 inches(178 cm) while other information such as his weight is unknown. He has got dark brown eyes with short light brown hair that complement his fair skin complexion.

Bio and Parents- Where is Matthew Postlethwaite from?

Now, talking about Matthew’s childhood can be tough since we have established that the actor does not speak much about his life. But we know that the talented actor was born in Whitehaven, Cumbria, United Kingdom.

Matthew is the youngest child of Susan Postlethwaite, an HR business partner and Ian Postlethwaite, a commercial driver and engineer.

He grew up with his brother, Jeffrey Postlethwaite, who also happens to be his identical twin. It’s what they say; two is indeed better than one. However, there is little to no information available regarding his elder brother.

Matthew Postlethwaite brother
Matthew Postlethwaite and Jeffrey Postlethwaite

Just like him, Matthew’s brother is also an actor. As for his education, the young Matthew went to a local high school before enrolling at Huddersfield University and later graduated with a degree in business.

Similarly, in August 2012, Matthew won a business start-up competition held by the Kirkless Council for this business. Also, he is British by nationality, while his ethnicity is white.

Career: Peaky Blinders

We have known Matthew Postlethwaite as an actor, especially from his work in the British hit series, Peaky Blinders. In the series, he portrays the role of Nipper, a henchman for Peaky Blinders. He fulfilled this role throughout season 1 and 2. 

Talking more about the series, it was created by Steven Knight and featured renowned actors like Cillian Murphy, Sam Neil, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, and many others.

Likewise, the series follows the Shelby family, a gangster family based in Birmingham, England, who gets active after the first World War. They are strictly based on the 19th Century urban youth gang of the same name, active during the 1890s.

Matthew Postlethwaite Peaky Blinders
Matthew Postlethwaite in Peaky Blinders

Having said that, Matthew never intended on being an actor in the first place. He only entered the entertainment world to pay for his degree courses. Not to mention, Matthew used to work for several television commercials such as Hell’s Kitchen in 2012. 

Easy to say, Peaky Blinders happen to be his debut work on the small screen that opened his path to other opportunities. The following year, Postlethwaite debut in his first silver screen work titled Blood.

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Since then, the British-born actor has appeared in a handful of productions such as The International Language(2015), New Reality(2015), Shooting Clerks: A Thank-You(2016), The White King(2016),  and few others.

He also co-wrote and starred in 2020 American short drama film The Great Artist.H stated in an interview,

“As someone who is dyslexic, I never thought my life would involve writing. But here we are. And I love it. For me a greatly written story is about the complexity of its world. Even if it doesn’t look like it on the surface. That’s what I truly care about.”

As of now, he is working with his twin brother and Andy Dick into producing and starring in the television series, Twinning.

Personal Life of Matthew Postlethwaite

Well, now talking about Matthew’s personal life might be a challenge because as we mentioned above, he is not so vocal about it. He has not spoken publicly about his family. Hence, there is a slim chance; he would do the same about his personal stuff.

From what we know, the actor is likely single and not dating anyone at the moment. Similarly, being in the entertainment industry in his early stage, Matthew is smart not to sprout some rumors about him.

However, he is very close with his family, especially his brother. Not only did they grow up together, but they also work together. With his twin brother, Matthew has created their own non-profit coffee brand titled ‘Hero Bean.

Apart from this, they have partnered with Padre Fabretto Foundation and Bruce and Luke’s Coffee Roasters to purchase coffee beans from Nicaraguan farmers at “30% more than they would normally be paid for the fairtrade price of coffee.” 

Also, Matthew has been living in Beverly Hills, LA as of February 2015. And he mentioned how he misses his mum’s cooking the most.

“She does a mean Sunday Lunch, although I like cooking too and am on hand to help or hinder, depending on who you ask! I do love a roast dinner and I can tell you that the lamb in LA just does not taste as good as Cumbrian lamb.”

Dating Rumors

Danniella Westbrook recently fueled rumors of their romance by uploading a photo of them getting cozy with each other with the caption “He makes me smile. Had a fabulous night last night.

Of course, fans fanned the rumours, but Danniella’s reps indicated that she is not dating and is single, and none of the sides confirmed the allegations.

Net Worth and Income

As of now, Matthew has starred in several movies and television. From doing commercials for money to acting in hit series, Peaky Blinders, Matthew has climbed a specific wall as an actor. And we as a viewer have enjoyed almost all of his works.

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With his work and talent for acting, the British-born actor has earned an impressive amount. Sadly, his net worth as of now is still unknown. However, with time, it seems his numbers will only keep on increasing. With time and his success, the days seem closer than ever.

Social Media Presence

Instagram–  203k Followers

Twitter–  46.3k Followers

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is Matthew Postlethwaite dead?

No he is not. Matthew is perfectly healthy and alive.




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