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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 28 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence
Ratatouille Anton Ego
The Last Emperor
The Last Emperor Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston
The Lion in Winter


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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 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
 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 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)
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
- The Pier (1957) ... Paddy
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
1st Soldier
- A Tale of Two Pigtails (1956) ... 1st Soldier
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Other Works:

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:

Peter O'toole


6' 2" (1.88 m)

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When I got the part I did what every actor does. I looked in the mirror and realised that this is meat, this is what you have to work with. See more »


Is a supporter of Sunderland football club of the English Premiership. See more »


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