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Peter O'Toole (I) (1932–2013)


A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a 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 his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two ... See full bio »

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(age 81) in London, England, UK

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Nominated for 8 Oscars. Another 33 wins & 29 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 Rock My World
Lord Foxley
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Sidney McKnight
- One More Time (2002) ... Sidney McKnight
 1999 Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (TV Movie)
Jeffrey Bernard
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Movie)
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 Nutcracker Prince
Pantaloon (voice)
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre
 1990 Wings of Fame
Cesar Valentin
 1989 Up to Date
Prof. Yan McShoul
 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
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Lord Chelmsford
 1978 Power Play
Colonel Zeller
 1977 Rogue Male (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Hunter
 1972 Under Milk Wood
Captain Tom Cat
 1968 Great Catherine
Capt. Charles Edstaston
 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
 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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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 | 13 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:

I will not be a common man because it is my right to be an uncommon man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony. See more »

Trivia:

In 1976 he underwent surgery to remove parts of his stomach and intestine, at the time attributed to his heavy drinking, but later disclosed to be stomach cancer. In the following year he almost died from a blood disorder. These two serious illnesses greatly affected his ability to work at that time. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays real life characters See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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