Peter O'Toole in the Lion in Winter trailer in 1968
Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole|
2 August 1932
Connemara, County Galway, Irish Free State
14 December 2013 (aged 81)|
Siân Phillips (m. 1959–1979)|
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.
O'Toole wis born Peter Seamus Lorcan O'Toole on 2 August 1932 in Connemara, County Galway, Irish Free State. 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 an stayit thare until he wis forcit oot due tae World War II. O'Toole studit tae acome an actor at the Royal Academy o Dramatic Art frae 1952 until 1954.
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. 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).
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.
O'Toole wis nominatit for aicht Academy Awairds. He holds the record of havin the maist nominations for an Academy Awaird wioot winnin. He won fower Golden Globes, a BAFTA Awaird, an an Emmy Awaird. In 2003 O'Toole receivit an honorary Academy Awaird.
O'Toole wis marrit tae Siân Phillips frae 1959 until thay divorcit in 1979. O'Toole haed three childer; twa daughters wi Phillips (Kate an Patricia) an a son bi his girlfriend Karen Broun (Lorcan Patrick O'Toole). O'Toole livit in London, England. He wis lifelong friends wi Irish actor Richard Harris until Harris' daith in 2002.
Illness an daithEedit
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. Preses o Ireland Michael D. Higgins lead a tribute tae O'Toole. Higgins callit O'Toole "a friend".
O'Toole's funeral wis held on 20 December 2013 at his London home. Rock starn Sting an ex-wife Siân attendit his funeral. His remains war later crematit. O'Toole's remains war taken back tae his birthplace o Connemara, Ireland. His daughter Kate said, "We're bringing him home. It's what he would have wanted."
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