Peter Otoole Us

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Born: 2 August 1932 ,Connemara, Ireland
Irish-born actor Peter O’Toole’s illustrious career spans five decades.  During that time, the range of recognition he has received for his performances on the big screen comprises seven Academy Award® nominations for Best Actor and an Honorary Academy Award® in 2003, two BAFTA nominations for Best Actor (and a win for David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962)), and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture Actor – Drama for Herbert Ross’ “Goodbye Mr Chips” (1969), Peter Glenville’s  “Becket” (1964) and Anthony Harvey’s “A Lion in Winter” (1968); he has been nominated for the Golden Globe an additional six times.

O’Toole’s cinematic credits range from such classics as Clive Donner’s “What’s New Pussycat?” (1965), Bernardo Bertolucci’s “The Last Emperor” (1987), Richard Benjamin’s “My Favorite Year” (1982), Richard Rush’s “The Stunt Man” (1980), Peter Medak’s “The Ruling Class” (1972) and Richard Brooks’ “Lord Jim” (1965), to more recent roles in Wolfgang Peterson’s “Troy” (2004), Stephen Fry’s “Bright Young Things” (2003), Charles Sturridge’s “Lassie” (2005) and “Fairytale – A True Story” (1997), Sidney J. Furie’s “Global Heresy” (2002), Joe Chappelle’s “Phantoms” (1998), Karl Francis’ “Rebecca’s Daughters” (1992), and Matthew Vaughan’s upcoming “Stardust”.

O’Toole’s stage career includes four years with The Old Vic Company at the Theatre Royal, Bristol; “The Long, The Short And The Tall” – Royal Court. “Shylock” and “Petruchio” – Stratford on Avon; “Waiting For Godot” at the Abbey Theatre Dublin; “Juno And The Paycock” – Dublin; “Look Back In Anger”, “Hamlet”, “Macbeth” – Old Vic Company; “Pygmalion” – London and Broadway; “The Apple Cart” and “Man And Superman”, Theatre Royal, London; “Uncle Vanya” and “Present Laughter” Toronto and Kennedy Centre, Washington.

Modern plays include “Ride a Cock Horse”, “Our Song” and “Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell” – West End and Old Vic, for which he won a special Olivier Award in 1999.

On the small screen Peter O’Toole recently starred in BBC/Red Productions adaptation of “Casanova.”  His credits extend to live television in the ‘50’s including his own play “The Laughing Woman” and also include “Coming Home”, “Gulliver’s Travels”’, “Rogue Male”, “Heavy Weather”, “Strumpet City”, “Joan of Arc”, and “Masada”.

He has published two volumes of his autobiography, “Loitering with Intent: The Child” and “Loitering with Intent: The Apprentice”. He is presently working on a third installment.

O’Toole was appointed Commandant De L’Ordre des Arts et de Lettres, France’s highest Order of Merit in 1989.


2007 Stardust
2006 One Night with the King
2006 Venus of Roger Michell
2005 Lassie
2004 Troy
2003 Bright Young Things
2002 The Final Curtain
2002 Global Heresy
1999 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
1999 The Manor
1999 Phantoms
1997 FairyTale: A True Story
1992 The Seventh Coin
1992 Isabelle Eberhardt
1992 Rebecca’s Daughters
1991 King Ralph
1990 The Nutcracker Prince
1990 Wings of Fame
1990 The Rainbow Thief
1989 In una notte di chiaro di luna
1997 High Spirits
1987 The Last Emperor
1986 Club Paradise
1986 Creator (The Big Picture)
1984 Supergirl
1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
1983 Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet
1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse
1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear
1982 My Favorite Year
1980 The Stunt Man
1979 Caligola (Caligula)
1979 Zulu Dawn
1978 Power Play
1976 Foxtrot
1975 Man Friday
1975 Rosebud
1972 Man of La Mancha
1072 The Ruling Class
1972 Under Milk Wood
1971 Murphy’s War
1970 Country Dance (Brotherly Love)
1969 Goodbye
1968 Great Catherine
1968 The Lion in Winter
1969 The Night of the Generals
1966 The Bible: In the Beginning (The Bible)
1966 How to Steal a Million
1965 What’s New, Pussycat
1964 Lord Jim
1964 Becket
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
1960 The Savage Innocents
1960 Kidnapped

Peter O'Toole, 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating