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Peter O'Toole (I) (1932–2013)


A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish 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 ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 28 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence
(1962)
Ratatouille
Ratatouille Anton Ego
(2007)
The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston
(1987)
The Lion in Winter
(1968)

Filmography

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 2017 Diamond Cartel
Tugboat
 2012 Eldorado (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Eager to Die
Lord Pelican
 2009 Iron Road (TV Mini-Series)
Relic
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Relic (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Relic
 2007 Stardust
King
 2007 Ratatouille
Anton Ego (voice)
 2006/I Venus
Maurice
 2005 Lassie
The Duke
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Older Casanova
 2004 Troy
Priam
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Sidney McKnight
- One More Time (2002) ... Sidney McKnight
 1999 Molokai
William Williamson
 1999 The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft
 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Trump
- Episode #1.3 (1994) ... Sam Trump (credit only)
- Episode #1.2 (1994) ... Sam Trump
- Episode #1.1 (1994) ... Sam Trump
 1993 The Seventh Coin
Emil Saber
 1992 Civvies (TV Series)
Barry Newman
- Episode #1.6 (1992) ... Barry Newman
- Episode #1.4 (1992) ... Barry Newman
- Episode #1.1 (1992) ... Barry Newman
 1992 Rebecca's Daughters
Lord Sarn
 1991 King Ralph
Willingham
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre
 1986 The Ray Bradbury Theater (TV Series)
John Hampton
- Banshee (1986) ... John Hampton
 1984 Supergirl
Zaltar
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
Lama
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie)
Anton Bosnyak
 1982 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
Jack Tanner
 1980 Strumpet City (TV Series)
Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.7 (1980) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.6 (1980) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.3 (1980) ... Jim Larkin
- Episode #1.2 (1980) ... Jim Larkin
 1978 Power Play
Colonel Zeller
 1976 Rogue Male (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Hunter
 1976 Foxtrot
Liviu
 1967 Casino Royale
Scottish Piper (uncredited)
 1965 The Sandpiper (voice, uncredited)
 1965 What's New Pussycat
Michael James (as Peter O'toole)
 1959-1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
Patrick O'Toole / Larry Dunne / John
- Once a Horseplayer (1961) ... Patrick O'Toole
- End of a Good Man (1961) ... Larry Dunne
- London-New York (1959) ... John
 1960 Siwan: The King's Daughter (TV Movie)
Gwilym De Breos
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rene Latour
- The Laughing Woman (1958) ... Rene Latour
 1958 The Castiglioni Brothers (TV Movie)
Mario
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Paddy
- The Pier (1957) ... Paddy
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
1st Soldier
- A Tale of Two Pigtails (1956) ... 1st Soldier
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Personal Details

Other Works:

He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "The Merchant of Venice," at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford, England with Dorothy Tutin, Patrick Allen, Denholm Elliott, Jack MacGoweam, Ian Richardson, and Diana Rigg in the cast. Michael Langham was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Print Biographies | 7 Interviews | 15 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter O'toole

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

[re his Lord Jim (1965) performance] It was a mistake and I made the mistake because I was conservative and played safe. And that way lies failure. It was a juvenile lead part and I've decided now at 33 that I'll never become another aging juvenile. See more »

Trivia:

Has said that he learned more about acting by working with José Ferrer in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) than in any acting class. Ferrer himself considers that role to be his best. Ironically, Ferrer nearly declined the role he played because it was so small -- roughly five minutes out of a four hour movie. See more »

Trademark:

Bold blue eyes See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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