Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole

81 (passed away Dec. 14th, 2013)
Aug. 2nd, 1932
Born in
Connemara, County Galway, Ireland

Peter O'Toole's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
The Tudors TV Show
The Tudors
Casanova (UK) TV Show
Casanova (UK)

Main Movie Roles

2012 - For Greater Glory
2012 - Prometheus
2008 - Christmas Cottage
2008 - Dean Spanley
2007 - Ratatouille
2007 - Stardust
2006 - One Night with the King
2006 - One Night with the King
2005 - Lassie
2005 - Mystic India
2004 - Troy
2003 - Bright Young Things
1999 - The Manor
1998 - Phantoms
1997 - FairyTale: A True Story
1991 - King Ralph
1990 - The Rainbow Thief
1990 - The Nutcracker Prince
1990 - Wings of Fame
1988 - High Spirits
1987 - The Last Emperor
1986 - Club Paradise
1985 - Creator
1984 - Supergirl
1982 - My Favorite Year
1980 - The Stunt Man
1979 - Zulu Dawn
1975 - Rosebud
1972 - The Ruling Class
1971 - Murphy's War
1969 - Goodbye, Mr. Chips
1968 - The Lion in Winter
1967 - Casino Royale
1967 - The Night of the Generals
1966 - The Bible: In the Beginning...
1966 - How to Steal a Million
1965 - Lord Jim
1964 - Becket
1964 - Becket
1962 - Lawrence of Arabia
1960 - Kidnapped

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
General Cornelius Flavius Silva
Robin MacGregor
John Hampton
Sidney McKnight
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A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a bookie. As a boy, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he succeeded in becoming a reporter, he discovered the theater and made his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two years, then attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where his classmates included Albert Finney, Alan Bates and Richard Harris. He spent several years on-stage at the Bristol Old Vic, then made an inconspicuous film debut in 1960. In 1962, O'Toole was chosen by David Lean to play T.E. Lawrence in Lean's masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia (1962). The part made O'Toole an international superstar. He continued successfully in artistically rich films as well as less artistic but commercially rewarding projects. He received Academy Award nominations (but no Oscar) for seven different films. However, medical problems (originally thought to have been brought on by his drinking but which turned out to be stomach cancer) threatened to destroy his career and life in the 1970s. He survived by giving up alcohol and, after serious medical treatment, returned to films with triumphant performances in The Stunt Man (1980) and My Favorite Year (1982). His youthful beauty lost to time and drink, O'Toole has found meaningful roles increasingly difficult to come by, though he remains one of the greatest actors of his generation. He has two daughters, Pat and Kate O'Toole, from his marriage to actress Siân Phillips. He also has a son, Lorcan O'Toole, by model Karen Brown. He partnered with Jules Buck in "Keep Productions".


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