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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 »


(age 81) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 27 wins & 39 nominations. See more awards »

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 2012 Highway to Hell (Video)
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Eager to Die
Lord Pelican
 2009 Iron Road (TV Mini-Series)
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Relic (credit only)
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Relic
 2007 Stardust
 2007 Ratatouille
Anton Ego (voice)
 2006/I Venus
 2005 Lassie
The Duke
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Older Casanova
 2004 Troy
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Sidney McKnight
- One More Time (2002) ... Sidney McKnight
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop Cauchon
 1999 Molokai
William Williamson
 1999 The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Emperor of Lilliput
 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
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre
 1986 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
John Hampton
- Banshee (1986) ... John Hampton
 1984 Supergirl
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 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
 1977 Rogue Male (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Hunter
 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)
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
1st Soldier
- A Tale of Two Pigtails (1956) ... 1st Soldier
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He played the title role in William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Frances Tomelty, Brian Blessed, Clive Wood and Dudley Sutton in the cast. Bryan Forbes was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

Alternate Names:

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For me, life has either been a wake or a wedding. See more »


He is only one of four actors to be nominated for an Oscar twice for playing the same role in two separate films. He was nominated as Best Actor for Henry II in Becket (1964) and for Henry II in The Lion in Winter (1968). The others are Paul Newman as Fast Eddie Felson in The Hustler (1961) and The Color of Money (1986), Bing Crosby as Father O'Malley in Going My Way (1944) and The Bells of St. ... See more »


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