He played the title role in the opening performance of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in the inaugural National Theatre Production at Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Michael Redgrave, Diana Wynyard, Rosemary Harris, Robert Stephens, Max Adrian, Anthony Nicholls, Derek Jacobi, Robert Lang, John Stride, Colin Blakely, ...
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I hitched to London on a lorry, looking for adventure. I was dropped at Euston Station and was trying to find a hostel. I passed the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and walked in just to case the joint.
The 1976 film adaptation of the book "The Man Who Fell To Earth", directed by Nicolas Roeg
, was originally meant to be a vehicle for O'Toole.
Known in his youth for his light brown hair and striking good looks