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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 28 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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 2010 Eager to Die
Lord Pelican
 2007 Stardust
King
 2007 Ratatouille
Anton Ego (voice)
 2006/I Venus
Maurice
 2005 Lassie
The Duke
 2004 Troy
Priam
 1999 Molokai
William Williamson
 1999 The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft
 1993 The Seventh Coin
Emil Saber
 1992 Rebecca's Daughters
Lord Sarn
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre
 1984 Supergirl
Zaltar
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1978 Power Play
Colonel Zeller
 1967 Casino Royale
Scottish Piper (uncredited)
 1965 The Sandpiper (voice, uncredited)
 1965 What's New Pussycat
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Appeared on TFI Friday (1996) and performed various oddities, including the hilarious "Peter O'Toole reads lines that are quite clearly beneath him". He read lines from the Spice Girl's single "Wannabe" and when he finished, stating in a deadpan voice, that what he really really wanted was a "zig-a-zig ahhh" a staggered Ronald ... See more »

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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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[on Henry II, a king he portrayed in both Becket (1964) and The Lion in Winter (1968)] I like the man. He interests me. He never lost a battle, and yet he never fought a battle if he could arrange it diplomatically. The last thing he ever wanted was to fight, but when he did, he fought. A man of great wit - funny, a lawgiver - and yet at the same time, frail, human. Now, am I describing me? I ... See more »

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Father was Irish, mother was Scottish. See more »

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Often plays rebels See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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RIP Mr. O'Toole Boromir007
R.I.P. THANKS FOR BRING LAWRENCE OF ARABIA TO LIFE~! jeenius
Probably The Greatest Actor...... victora87
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