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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 35 wins & 30 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2012 Highway to Hell (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 Joan of Arc (TV Series)
Bishop Cauchon
 1999 Molokai
William Williamson
 1999 The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft
 1998 Coming Home (TV Movie)
Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
 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
Zaltar
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
Lama
 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 The Castiglioni Brothers (TV Movie)
Mario
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
First Soldier
- A Tale of Two Pigtails (1956) ... First Soldier
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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, ... 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:

It's time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire from films ans stage. The heart for it has gone out of me. It won't come back. See more »

Trivia:

His performance as "Alan Swann" in My Favorite Year (1982) is ranked #56 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Movie Characters of All Time. See more »

Trademark:

Roles in Shakespearean adaptations See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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