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Peter O'Toole (I) (1932–2013)


A leading man of prodigious talents, Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, the son of Constance Jane Eliot (Ferguson), a Scottish nurse, and Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish metal plater, football player and racecourse bookmaker. Upon leaving school, he decided to become a journalist, beginning as a newspaper copy boy. Although he... 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 »

Known For

Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence
(1962)
(1968)
The Stunt Man Eli Cross
(1980)
Troy Priam
(2004)

Filmography

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 2014 Decline of an Empire
Gallus
 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
 2008 My Talks with Dean Spanley
Fisk Senior
 2008 The Tudors (TV Series)
Pope Paul III
- Lady in Waiting (2008) ... Pope Paul III
- Matters of State (2008) ... Pope Paul III
- The Definition of Love (2008) ... Pope Paul III
- His Majesty's Pleasure (2008) ... Pope Paul III
- The Act of Succession (2008) ... Pope Paul III
 2007 Stardust
King
 2007 Ratatouille
Anton Ego (voice)
 2007 Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die (Video short)
The Watchman (credit only)
 2006 One Night with the King
Samuel, the Prophet
 2006/I Venus
Maurice
 2005 Lassie
The Duke
 2005 Casanova (TV Mini-Series)
Older Casanova
- Episode #1.3 (2005) ... Older Casanova
- Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Older Casanova
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Older Casanova
 2004 Troy
Priam
 2003 Imperium: Augustus (TV Movie)
Augustus Caesar
 2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil (TV Mini-Series)
President Paul von Hindenburg
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... President Paul von Hindenburg
- Episode #1.1 (2003) ... President Paul von Hindenburg
 2003 Bright Young Things
Colonel Blount
 2002 The Final Curtain
JJ Curtis
 2002 Rock My World
Lord Foxley
 2002 The Education of Max Bickford (TV Series)
Sidney McKnight
- One More Time (2002) ... Sidney McKnight
 2001 You Can (Video short)
Ancient Druid
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series)
Bishop Pierre Cauchon
- Episode #1.3 (1999) ... Bishop Pierre Cauchon
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Bishop Pierre Cauchon
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Bishop Pierre Cauchon
 1999 Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell (TV Movie)
Jeffrey Bernard
 1999 Molokai
William Williamson
 1999 The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft
 1998 Coming Home (TV Mini-Series)
Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
- Episode #1.2 (1998) ... Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis
 1998 Phantoms
Dr. Timothy Flyte
 1997 FairyTale: A True Story
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 1996 Masterpiece Classic (TV Series)
Lord Emsworth
- Heavy Weather (1996) ... Lord Emsworth
 1996 Gulliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Emperor of Lilliput
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... Emperor of Lilliput
 1995 Heavy Weather (TV Movie)
Clarence, Earl of Emsworth
 1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (TV Mini-Series)
Sam Trump
- Spring 1866 - Spring/Summer 1866 (1994) ... Sam Trump (credit only)
- Autumn 1865 - Spring 1866 (1994) ... Sam Trump
- Summer 1865 - Autumn 1865 (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
 1991 Isabelle Eberhardt
Maj. Lyautey
 1991 King Ralph
Willingham
 1990 The Nutcracker Prince
Pantaloon (voice)
 1990 The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre
 1990 Wings of Fame
Cesar Valentin
 1989 The Pied Piper (TV Movie)
John Sidney Howard
 1989 Up to Date
Prof. Yan McShoul
 1989 Uncle Silas (TV Mini-Series)
Uncle Silas Ruthyn
- Episode #1.3 (1989) ... Uncle Silas Ruthyn
- Episode #1.2 (1989) ... Uncle Silas Ruthyn
 1988 High Spirits
Peter Plunkett
 1987 The Last Emperor
Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston
 1986 Club Paradise
Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes
 1986 The Ray Bradbury Theatre (TV Series)
John Hampton
- Banshee (1986) ... John Hampton
 1985 Creator
Dr. Harry Wolper
 1984 Supergirl
Zaltar
 1984 Kim (TV Movie)
Lama
 1983 Pygmalion (TV Movie)
Professor Henry Higgins
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse (TV Movie)
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear
Sherlock Holmes (voice)
 1983 Svengali (TV Movie)
Anton Bosnyak
 1982 Man and Superman (TV Movie)
Jack Tanner
 1982 My Favorite Year
Alan Swann
 1981 Masada (TV Mini-Series)
General Cornelius Flavius Silva
- Part IV (1981) ... General Cornelius Flavius Silva
- Part III (1981) ... General Cornelius Flavius Silva
- Part II (1981) ... General Cornelius Flavius Silva
- Part I (1981) ... General Cornelius Flavius Silva
 1980 Strumpet City (TV Mini-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
 1980 The Stunt Man
Eli Cross
 1979 Caligula
Tiberius
 1979 Zulu Dawn
Lord Chelmsford
 1978 Power Play
Colonel Zeller
 1976 Rogue Male (TV Movie)
Sir Robert Hunter
 1975 Man Friday
Robinson Crusoe
 1975 Rosebud
Larry Martin
 1972 Man of La Mancha
Don Quixote De La Mancha / Miguel de Cervantes / Alonso Quijana
 1972 The Ruling Class
Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney - 14th Earl of Gurney
 1971 Under Milk Wood
Captain Tom Cat
 1971 Murphy's War
Murphy
 1970 Brotherly Love
Sir Charles Ferguson
 1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
Arthur Chipping
 1968 Great Catherine
Capt. Charles Edstaston
 1968 The Lion in Winter
Henry II
 1967 Casino Royale
Scottish Piper (uncredited)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Garry Essendine
- Present Laughter (1967) ... Garry Essendine
 1967 The Night of the Generals
General Tanz
 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning...
The Three Angels
 1966 How to Steal a Million
Simon Dermott
 1965 The Sandpiper (voice, uncredited)
 1965 What's New Pussycat
Michael James (as Peter O'toole)
 1965 Lord Jim
Lord Jim
 1964 Becket
His King / King Henry II
 1962 Lawrence of Arabia
T.E. Lawrence
 1961 Rendezvous (TV Series)
John / Patrick O'Toole / Larry Dunne
- London-New York (1961) ... John
- Once a Horseplayer (1961) ... Patrick O'Toole
- End of a Good Man (1961) ... Larry Dunne
 1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
Capt. Monty Fitch
 1960 The Savage Innocents
First Trooper
 1960 Siwan: The King's Daughter (TV Movie)
Gwilym De Breos
 1960 Kidnapped
Robin MacGregor
 1959 Theatre Night (TV Series)
877 Private Bamforth, C.
- The Long and the Short and the Tall (1959) ... 877 Private Bamforth, C.
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Rene Latour
- The Laughing Woman (1958) ... Rene Latour
 1958 The Castiglioni Brothers (TV Movie)
Mario
 1957 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Paddy
- The Pier (1957) ... Paddy
 1956 The Scarlet Pimpernel (TV Series)
1st Soldier
- A Tale of Two Pigtails (1956) ... 1st Soldier
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Other Works:

He acted in George Bernard Shaw's play, "The Apple Cart", at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre in Bristol, England with Judy Parfitt, David Ryall, Nigel Stock, Paul Imbusch, John Warner, Timothy Kightley, June Barrie, Thelma Whiteley and Edward Hardwicke in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[on Sophia Loren] Sophia is gorgeous, a marvelously put together machine. But she's a grievous card sharp; in Naples, they're born with a pack of cards. Give her a nudge and she's the funniest woman in the world. A helluva woman! See more »

Trivia:

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. See more »

Trademark:

His mixed English-Irish accent See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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