Creator / Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole (August 2, 1932 December 14, 2013) was an Irish actor.

His Star-Making Role was Lawrence of Arabia in 1962. Regarded as one of the best actors of all time, he received a record 8 Academy Award nominations without ever winning one. However, in 2003 the Academy gave him a Honorary Oscar for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film. On 10 July 2012, Mr. O'Toole announced his retirement from acting. He passed away on December 14, 2013 at age 81 after a long illness.

Though he preferred to be called Irish all his life, claimed he was born in Connemara and had an Irish and an English birth certificate, records verify he was really born in Leeds, and he grew up in Yorkshire. His parents were Irish and Scottish. Nevertheless, Ireland happily claims him as one of our own. His ashes even resided temporarily in Áras an Uachtaráin, as he was a personal friend of President Michael D Higgins.

Notable Roles:



Tropes in his works:

  • Large Ham: His tendency to overact was legendary. And awesome.
  • The Queen's Latin: Got to play quite a few characters in ancient world (mainly Roman) settings, such as Tiberius in Caligula, Flavius Silva in Masada, king Priam in Troy, emperor Augustus in Imperium: Augustus and, finally, Gallus in Katherine of Alexandria.