Peter O'Toole

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Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole in the Lion in Winter trailer in 1968
BornPeter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole
2 August 1932(1932-08-02)
Connemara, County Galway, Irish Free State
Dee'd14 December 2013(2013-12-14) (aged 81)
Lunnon, Ingland
Years active1954-2012
Hauf-marrae(s)Siân Phillips (m. 1959–1979)

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 war maistly 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 awmaist 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 seiven mair 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 maist Academy Awaird nominations bi an actor wioot a win.[5]

O'Toole won fower Golden Globes, a BAFTA Awaird, an an Emmy Awaird. He an aa 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 year auld.[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 mither wis Constance Jane Eliot (née Ferguson), a Scottish nourice. His faither wis Patrick Joseph O'Toole, an Irish fitbawer.

O'Toole wis raisit as an Irish Catholic. He wis raisit in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England[7] an stayit thare until he wis forcit oot due tae World War II.[8] O'Toole studit tae acome 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 ane o the maist famous actors durin the 1960s an 1970s. In 1972 O'Toole plaitd baith Miguel de Cervantes an 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 an 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 warldwide film role wis as fuid critic Anton Ego in the 2007 Disney-Pixar movie Ratatouille. On 10 Julie 2012 O'Toole releasit a statement that he wad be reteerin.[12]

Awairds[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole wis nominatit for aicht Academy Awairds. He holds the record of havin the maist nominations for an Academy Awaird wioot winnin.[5] He won fower Golden Globes, a BAFTA Awaird, an an Emmy Awaird. In 2003 O'Toole receivit an honorary Academy Awaird.

Personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

O'Toole wis marrit tae Siân Phillips frae 1959 until thay divorcit in 1979.[3] O'Toole haed three childer; twa dochters wi Phillips (Kate an Patricia) an a son bi his girlfriend Karen Broun (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 an aa haed stomach cancer for the last eighteen months o his life. He deit o the disease in the Wellington Hospital in London, agit 81.[1][1][6] Preses o Ireland Michael D. Higgins lead a tribute tae 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 starn Sting an ex-wife Siân attendit his funeral.[13][14] His remains war later crematit.[14] O'Toole's remains war taken back tae his birthplace o Connemara, Ireland. His dochter Kate said, "We're bringing him home. It's what he would have wanted."[15]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b c d e f "President leads tributes to Peter O'Toole, a legend fiercely proud of his Irish heritage". Irish 16 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. "Peter O'Toole (Irish actor) - Britannica Online Encyclopedia". 2 August 1932. Retrieved 12 Juin 2012.
  3. a b c d e f "Peter O'Toole, one of the giants of film and theatre, dies at 81". 15 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  4. a b "Peter O'Toole profile at". 2008. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2008.
  5. a b "Peter O'Toole, wayward genius". 16 December 2013. Retrieved 22 December 2013.
  6. a b "Peter O'Toole dies". The Retrieved 15 December 2013.
  7. "Peter O' Toole: 'I will stir the smooth sands of monotony'". Irish Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  8. "Peter O'Toole: A profile of the world-famous actor from Hunslet". Retrieved 17 December 2013.
  9. "The Stunt Man". Roger Retrieved 19 December 2013.
  10. "The Stunt Man". New York 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". 10 Julie 2012. Retrieved 10 Julie 2012.
  13. a b "Peter O'Toole's devoted cat Sydney says goodbye to a legend in wake at Lawrence Of Arabia star's home". Daily 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  14. a b "Peter O'Toole's ex-wife makes an appearance at his funeral". Retrieved 24 December 2013.
  15. "Peter O'Toole's ashes heading home to Ireland". Retrieved 31 December 2013.

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