Who is Peter O’Toole?

Peter O’Toole is one of the best British actors who had won so many awards in his career. He has been seen working actively in his career since the year of 1954 to 2012.

Quick Info 
Full NamePeter O'Toole
Date of Birth2 August 1932
Birth PlaceConnemara
ParentsConstance Jane Eliot, and Patrick Joseph “Spats” O’Toole.
ProfessionActor
Cause of DeathStomach cancer
Height6 feet 2 inches
ChildrenThree
Net Worth$50 million
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Bio, Age, Family, and Young

Peter O’Toole, whose real name is Peter Seamus O’Toole was born on 2 August 1932 as a son of mother, Constance Jane Eliot, and father, Patrick Joseph “Spats” O’Toole. His mother was a nurse where his father was an Irish metal plater, football player, and bookmaker. He has one sister whose name is Patricia who is older than him. He died at the age of 81.

 

Nationality 

Peter O’Toole holds both English and Irish nationality and belongs to the ethnicity of Irish and Scottish. 

He was born on 2 August, he used to have a zodiac sign of Aries.

 

Physical Features

He used to have Grey hair with blue eyes.

Height

Peter O’Toole’s height is 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).

 

Education and University

In his early career, Peter O’Toole went to attend a Catholic school, Joseph’s Secondary school, where he was seen doing his study for seven to eight years. After leaving the school, he was employed as a trainee journalist and photographer on the daily evening publication “Yorkshire Evening Post” and later, he was called in Royal Navy. Earlier, he had stated that he wanted to be a poet or an actor, and then, he went to join with a scholarship at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he was seen appearing from the year 1952 to 1954. 

 

Personal Life

Wife, Children, and Relationship

Before Peter O’Toole was in a relationship with actress Sian Phillips and they married in 1959. They had two daughters, Kate and Patricia but later, they decided to divorce in 1979. After that, he lived in a relationship with a model Karen Brown, with whom, he had one son whose name is Lorcan O’Toole born on 17 March 1983.

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Career

Theatre Career

Peter O’Toole started his career with some theatre work where he was the first cast as Cornwall on a tragedy “King Lear” in 1956. In the same year, he was also seen playing the role of Bullock in the play “The Recruiting Officer”. Further, he was seen appearing in several plays like “Major Barbara”, “Othello”, “The Slave Of Truth”, “Pygmalion”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Oh! My Papa!”, “Look Back in Anger” alongside Emma Thompson, “Waiting for Godot”, “Man and Superman”, “Hamlet”, “The Holiday”, “Amphitryon ‘38” and “The Long and the Short and the Tall”.

In the year 1960, he was seen playing the role of Petruchio in a comedy “The Taming of the Shrew”. Likewise, he was also seen in the plays like “The Merchant of Venice” alongside Geraldine James, “Troilus and Cressida”, “Hamlet”, “Baal”, “Uncle Vanya”, “Plunder”, “Man and Superman”, “Pygmalion”, “The Apple Cart”, “Pygmalion”, “Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell” and “Our Song”.

 

Movies

Peter O’Toole started his film career after he had been cast as Robin MacGregor on the movie “Kidnapped” in 1960. In the same year, he was also seen appearing as First Tropper in an adventure movie “The Savage Innocents”. Further, he was seen appearing in a British Crime movie “The Day They Robbed the Bank of England” as Captain Monty Fitch.

Later, he was seen playing the role as T.E Lawrence on a British epic historical drama movie “Lawrence of Arabia” in 1962 for which he had won the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer, David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor and Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year-Actor. Likewise, he was also cast as Henry II on a British-American movie “Becket” in 1964 for which he had also won Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion picture Drama.

Further, he was seen appearing in the movies like “Lord Jim”, “What’s New Pussycat?”, “The Sandpiper”, “How to Steal a Million”, “The Bible: In the Beginning…”, “The Night of the Generals”, “Casino Royale”. In the year 1968, he was again seen reprising his role as Henry II on a British-American historical drama movie “The Lion in Winter” for which he had won David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor- Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, National Board of Review award for Best Actor and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor.

In addition, he was cast on several movies including “Great Catherine”, “Country Dance” alongside Ashley Tisdale and Clive Owen, “Murphy’s War”, “Under Milk Wood”, “Rosebud”, “Man Friday”, “Foxtrot”, “Rogue Male”, “Power Play”, “Zulu Dawn”, “CaligulaSherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear” as a voice actor, Club Paradise”, “Supergirl”, “   King Ralph”, “The Seventh”, “Global Heresy”, “Troy”, “Lassie”, “Venus”, “One Night with the King”, “Stardust”, “Christmas Cottage”, “Love and Virtue”, “Eager to Die”, “Cristiada”, “Decline of an Empire”, “Diamond Cartel” and many more.

In 1969, he was cast as Arthur Chipping on an American musical movie “Goodbye Mr. Chips” in 1969 for which he had won several awards like the National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor, David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Actor-Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, and National Board of Review Award. After that, in 1972, he was seen playing the role of Jack Gurney on a British comedy movie “The Ruling Class” winning the National Board of Review Award and National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor. 

In addition, he was also seen in the movie “Man of La Mancha” and won the National Board of Review Award for Best Actor. Later, he was seen in the movies like “The Stunt Man”, “My Favourite”, “The Last Emperor”, “Venus” and “Dean Spanley” for which he had won so many awards and received so many nominations.

 

Television Shows

Peter O’Toole started his television career after he had been cast on a British television series “The Adventure of the Scarlet Pimpernel” in 1956. After that, he was seen appearing in several series and movies like “Rendezvous”, “Present Laughter”, “Strumpet City”, “Masada”, “Man and Superman”, “Pygmalion, “Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse” as a voice actor, “Kim”, “The Ray Bradbury”, “The Dark Angel”, “Civvies”, “Heavy Weather, “Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III”, “Coming Home”, “Hitler: The Rise of Evil”, “Casanova”, “The Tudors”, “Iron Road” and many more.

Peter O'Toole
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Net Worth

Peter O’Toole is one of the renowned and remembered actors who had become successful in his career, has an estimated net worth of $50 million. His performance was just outstanding so that many people fell in love with his performance. 

 

Death

Peter O’Toole had retired from his acting career from July 2012 because of stomach cancer and then, on 14 December 2013, he died at Wellington Hospital. At that time he was 81 years old.

 

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