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Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole - Lion.jpg
Peter O'Toole in the Lion in Winter trailer in 1968
Born Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole
2 August 1932(1932-08-02)
Connemara, County Galway, Irish Free State
Died 14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (agit 81)
Lunnon, Ingland
Occupation Actor
Years active 1954-2012
Spoose(s) Siân Phillips (m. 1959–79)
(divorced)
Childer Three

Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole[1] (2 August 193214 December 2013)[1] wis an Irish movie an stage actor.[2] He wis kent for his stage plays that were mostly basit on that o William Shakespeare.[3]

O'Toole wis born on 2 August 1932 in Connemara, County Galway, Irish Free State.[4]

O'Toole's career lastit almost 60 years. He became famous for his role as T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence o Arabia (1962). He receivit his first Academy Awaird nomination for that role. He receivit seven more Academy Awaird nominations – for Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Rulin Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982), an Venus (2006). O'Toole holds the record for the most Academy Awaird nominations bi an actor without a win.[5]

O'Toole won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA Awaird, and an Emmy Awaird. He also receivit an honorary Academy Awaird in 2003.[3]

O'Toole deit on 14 December 2013 in London, England frae stomach cancer.[1] He wis 81 years old.[6]

Early life[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole wis born Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole on 2 August 1932 in Connemara, County Galway, Irish Free State.[4] His mother wis Constance Jane Eliot (née Ferguson), a Scottish nurse. His father wis Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish footballer.

O'Toole wis raisit as an Irish Catholic. He wis raisit in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England[7] an stayit there until he wis forcit out due to World War II.[8] O'Toole studit to become an actor at the Royal Academy o Dramatic Art frae 1952 until 1954.

Career[eedit | eedit soorce]

Publicity photo for Lawrence o Arabia
Publicity photo for Present Laughter

O'Toole's career began in 1954 on stage. His film career began in 1960 in the movie Kidnapped as Robin MacGregor. His became famous when he playit T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence o Arabia. He became one of the most famous actors durin the 1960s an 1970s. In 1972 O'Toole plaitd both Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote in Man o La Mancha.

In 1980, he receivit good reviews for playin the director in the behind-the-scenes movie The Stunt Man.[9][10] He receivit mixit reviews as John Tanner in Man an Superman and as Henry Higgins in Pygmalion. He won a Laurence Olivier Awaird for his performance in Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell (1989).[11]

O'Toole playit King Priam in the 2004 movie Troy. His last worldwide film role wis as food critic Anton Ego in the 2007 Disney-Pixar movie Ratatouille. On 10 Julie 2012 O'Toole releasit a statement that he would be retirin.[12]

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole wis nominatit for eight Academy Awairds. He holds the record of havin the most nominations for an Academy Awaird without winnin.[5] He won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA Awaird, and an Emmy Awaird. In 2003 O'Toole receivit an honorary Academy Awaird.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole wis marrit to Siân Phillips frae 1959 until they divorcit in 1979.[3] O'Toole had three children; two daughters wi Phillips (Kate and Patricia) an a son bi his girlfriend Karen Brown (Lorcan Patrick O'Toole).[3] O'Toole livit in London, England.[3] He wis lifelong friends wi Irish actor Richard Harris until Harris' daith in 2002.[3]

Illness an daith[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole recoverit frae stomach cancer in the 1970s. He also had stomach cancer for the last eighteen months o his life. He deit o the disease in the Wellington Hospital in London, agit 81.[1][6][1] Preses o Ireland Michael D. Higgins lead a tribute to O'Toole. Higgins callit O'Toole "a friend".[1]

Funeral[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole's funeral wis held on 20 December 2013 at his London home.[13] Rock star Sting an ex-wife Siân attendit his funeral.[13][14] His remains were later crematit.[14] O'Toole's remains were taken back to his birthplace o Connemara, Ireland. His daughter Kate said, "We're bringing him home. It's what he would have wanted."[15]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "President leads tributes to Peter O'Toole, a legend fiercely proud of his Irish heritage". Irish Independence.com. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  2. "Peter O'Toole (Irish actor) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". Britannica.com. 1932-08-02. Retrieved 2012-06-12. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 "Peter O'Toole, one of the giants of film and theatre, dies at 81". CNN.com. 15 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Peter O'Toole profile at". Filmreference.com. 2008. Retrieved 4 April 2008. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Peter O'Toole, wayward genius". CNN.com. 16 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Peter O'Toole dies". The Gaurdian.com. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  7. "Peter O' Toole: ‘I will stir the smooth sands of monotony’". Irish Examiner.com. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  8. "Peter O'Toole: A profile of the world-famous actor from Hunslet". BBC.com. Retrieved 17 December 2013. 
  9. "The Stunt Man". Roger Ebert.com. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  10. "The Stunt Man". New York Times.com. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  11. Gibbons, Fiachra. "National upsets the form book at awards". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  12. "Peter O'Toole announces retirement from show biz". CBC.ca. 10 July 2012. Retrieved 10 July 2012. 
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Peter O'Toole's devoted cat Sydney says goodbye to a legend in wake at Lawrence Of Arabia star's home". Daily Mail.co.uk. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  14. 14.0 14.1 "Peter O'Toole's ex-wife makes an appearance at his funeral". Express.co.uk. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  15. "Peter O'Toole's ashes heading home to Ireland". U.tv. Retrieved 31 December 2013. 

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