O'Toole, Peter

O'Toole, Peter

(Peter Seamus O'Toole), 1932–2013, British actor, b. Connemara, Ireland, grad. Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London (1955). A classical stage actor, he appeared (1955–58) with the Bristol Old Vic, debuted in London in 1956, and played a variety of Shakespearean roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Tall, handsome, and charismatic, he made his screen debut in The Savage Innocents (1959) and catapulted to stardom with his portrayal of T. E. LawrenceLawrence, T. E.
(Thomas Edward Lawrence), 1888–1935, British adventurer, soldier, and scholar, known as Lawrence of Arabia. While a student at Oxford he went on a walking tour of Syria and in 1911 joined a British Museum archaeological expedition in Mesopotamia.
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1908–91, English film director, producer, and scriptwriter, b. Croyden, England. He entered the film industry in the 1920s, and had become one of Britain's most accomplished film editors before turning to directing with In Which We Serve
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's desert epic Lawrence of Arabia (1962). He was a major star of the 1960s and early 70s, winning praise for performances in motion pictures ranging from historical drama to high comedy. Among his outstanding films are Becket (1964), Lord Jim (1965), The Lion in Winter (1968), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982), The Last Emperor (1987), Fairytale—A True Story (1997), and Venus (2003). He also appeared in a number of television dramas.

Bibliography

See his autobiography (2 vol., 1993–97); biographies by M. Freedland (1982) and N. Wapshott (1983).

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North Riding Sunday County Cup: Park End 2 Village Park Rangers 6; Thornaby Meerkats 7 (Lee O'Toole, Peter Barnes 5, Richard Walker) The Highfield 2.
Helena as " Peter O'Toole, Peter Finc and Laurence Harvey were among the names put forward to play Marc Antony before Richard Burton was cast.
Starring: Voices of Patton Oswalt, Lou Romano, Ian Holm, Janeane Garofalo, Brad Garrett, Peter O'Toole, Peter Sohn, Brian Dennehey.
The tale plays out from the standpoint of Joan's increasing devastation and determination, along with a parade of star cameos including Robert Loggia, Peter O'Toole, Peter Strauss, Maximilian Schell, Chad Willett, Olympia Dukakis and -- in a deliriously showy deathbed scene -- Shirley MacLaine as Madame de Beaurevoir.
Gary Bowe netted four times and there was one goal apiece for Jamie Poole, Lee O'Toole, Peter Barnes and substitutes Martin Kilburn and Bradley Murray.