Peter O'Toole Biography

Birthday: 1932-08-02
Place of Birth: Connemara, County Galway Ireland
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: A leading man of prodigious talents, Irish-born Peter O'Toole was raised in Leeds, England, the son of a 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 his stage debut at 17. He served as a radioman in the Royal Navy for two years, then attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, where his classmates included Albert Finney, Alan Bates and Richard Harris. He spent several years on-stage at the Bristol Old Vic, then made an inconspicuous film debut in 1960. In 1962, O'Toole was chosen by David Lean to play T.E. Lawrence in Lean's masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia (1962). The part made O'Toole an international superstar. He continued successfully in artistically rich films as well as less artistic but commercially rewarding projects. He received Academy Award nominations (but no Oscar) for seven different films. However, medical problems (originally thought to have been brought on by his drinking but which turned out to be stomach cancer) threatened to destroy his career and life in the 1970s. He survived by giving up alcohol and, after serious medical treatment, returned to films with triumphant performances in The Stunt Man (1980) and My Favorite Year (1982). His youthful beauty lost to time and drink, O'Toole has found meaningful roles increasingly difficult to come by, though he remains one of the greatest actors of his generation. He has two daughters, Pat and Kate O'Toole, from his marriage to actress Siân Phillips. He also has a son, Lorcan O'Toole, by model Karen Brown. He partnered with Jules Buck in "Keep Productions".

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Iron Road Relic 2009 Adventure
Caligula Tiberius 2013 History
Supergirl Zaltar 3131 Drama
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Savage Innocents 1960
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England 1960 Crime, Drama
Lawrence of Arabia T.E. Lawrence 1963 Adventure, Drama
Becket King Henry II 1964 Drama, History
Lord Jim Lord Jim 1965 0
How to Steal a Million Simon Dermott 1966 Comedy, Crime, Romance
The Bible: In The Beginning The Three Angels 1966 Drama, Fantasy
The Night of the Generals 1967 Crime, Drama, Mystery
The Lion in Winter Henry II 1968 Drama, History, Romance
The Ruling Class Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney - 14th Earl of Gurney 1972 Comedy, Drama, Music
Man of La Mancha Don Quixote de La Mancha 1972 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The Stunt Man Eli Cross 1980
Masada General Cornelius Flavius Silva 1981 Action, Drama, History
My Favorite Year Alan Swann 1982 Comedy
Creator Dr. Harry Wolper 1985 Sport, 0
Club Paradise Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes 1986 0, 0
The Last Emperor Reginald 'R. J.' Johnston 1987 Drama, History
High Spirits Peter Plunkett 1988 Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Up to Date Prof. Yan McShoul 1989 Drama
Wings of Fame Cesar Valentin 1990 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The Nutcracker Prince 1990 Animation, Adventure, Family
King Ralph Sir Cedric Charles Willingham 1991 Comedy, Romance
Rebecca's Daughters Lord Sarn 1992 Comedy
Isabelle Eberhardt Maj. Lyautey 1992 Biography, Drama, History
The Rainbow Thief Prince Meleagre 1994 Fantasy, Drama
FairyTale: A True Story Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1997 Drama, Family, Fantasy
Phantoms Dr. Timothy Flyte 1998 Drama, Horror, Sci Fi
The Manor Mr. Ravenscroft 1999 Comedy, Mystery
Molokai William Williamson 1999 Biography, Drama
Global Heresy 2002 0, 0
The Final Curtain JJ Curtis 2002 Drama
Hitler: The Rise of Evil President Paul von Hindenburg 2003 Drama, History
Imperium: Augustus Augustus Caesar 2003 Drama, History, Romance
Mystic India 2004
Venus Maurice 2006 0, 0
Lassie The Duke 2006 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
One Night with the King Samuel, the Prophet 2006 Drama
Ratatouille Anton Ego 2007 Animation, Comedy, Family
Dean Spanley Fisk Senior 2008 Comedy, Drama
Eager to Die Lord Pelican 2010 Drama, Thriller
Fractional David Crowe 2013 Horror, Thriller
Katherine of Alexandria Gallus 2014 0, 0
Mary Mother of Christ Symeon 2014 Action, Biography, Drama