Played "Pte 'Bammo' Bamforth" in Willis Hall
's "The Long and the Short and the Tall" for the English Stage Company, initially at the Royal Court Theatre. The director was Lindsay Anderson
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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 ...
While studying at RADA in the early 1950s, O'Toole was active in protesting against British involvement in the Korean War. Later, in the 1960s, he was an active opponent of the Vietnam War. He played a role in the creation of the current form of the well-known folksong "Carrickfergus" which he related to Dominic Behan, who put it in print and made a recording in the mid-1960s.
Known in his youth for his dark brown curly hair and striking good looks