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Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole


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Also Known As: Died: December 14, 2013
Born: August 2, 1932 Cause of Death: undisclosed illness
Birth Place: Connemara, Galway, IE Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Diamond Cartel (2017)
Mussa's deal to buy a diamond from a Hong Kong crime boss is ruined when he is robbed by his former lover and her man, and his henchmen go after the couple who must fight for their lives.
Dean Spanley (2008)
Set in Edwardian England, an Englishman seems to love his dog more than his adult son until father and son take off on a strange journey.
Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2007)
Semi-biographical story of Thomas Kinkade and how he was motivated to become an aritst when his mother was in danger of losing the family home.
Ratatouille (2007)
Adventures of a rodent in an upscale restaurant.
Stardust (2007)
In the sleepy English village of Wall--so named for the cobblestone divider that has, for hundreds of years, kept the villagers safely apart from the strange, supernatural realm that lies just on the other side--young Tristan Thorne makes a wild-eyed promise to the prettiest girl in the village. It is hers, whose heart he hopes to win: by bringing her back a fallen star. But in order to make good on his promise, Tristan will have to cross the forbidden wall, and enter a mysterious kingdom lit by unending magic, and holding legends of which he will quickly become a part. In this fantastical realm known as Stormhold, Tristan discovers that the fallen star is not the meteorite he expected, but a beautiful, spirited young woman injured by her cosmic tumble. Now, she is in terrible danger--sought after by the King''s scheming sons for whom only her secret powers can secure the throne; and, as well, hunted by a chillingly powerful witch desperate to use the star to achieve eternal youth and beauty. As Tristan sets out to protect the star and bring her back to his beloved on the other side of the wall, his journey will bring unforeseen romance, highflying adventure, and incredible encounters with a pirate captain, a shady trader, and an enchanted unicorn among other surprises. But if he can survive on his wits and the strength of his newfound love, Tristan will also uncover the secret to his own identity, and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.
One Night with the King (2006)
An epic adventure that follows a young Jewish orphan who rises from peasant to Queen of Persia by going against the culture and seeking the King's heart--rather than the riches of the kingdom. By 'chance' she is born with exceeding beauty to a people who have been carried away as slaves to the most
Lassie (2006)
On the eve of World War II in a Yorkshire mining town, the Carraclough family, who have fallen on hard times, are forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog, to the Duke of Rudling. When she succeeds in escaping her cage, Lassie finds herself transported five hundred miles away to the Duke's remote ca
Venus (2006)
Maurice and Ian are a pair of veteran actors who never quite hit the big time. Now in their 'golden years,' they continue to work, though the jobs are far from glamorous. But their comfortable routine and witty banter over breakfast in a favorite café is disrupted by the arrival of Ian's grand-niec
Bright Young Things (2004) as Colonel Blount
A portrait of a fast, furious, and decadent era that follows the exploits of a group of young aristocrats, slavishly followed by the tabloid press, who refer to them as "bright young things." At the center of the circle is Adam, who runs with a pack of glittering socialites; he embrace every innovat
Troy (2004) as King Priam Of Troy
Throughout time, men have waged war. Some for power, some for glory, some for honor--and some for love. In ancient Greece, the passion of two of history''s most legendary lovers--Paris, Prince of Troy and Helen, Queen of Sparta--ignites a war that will devastate a civilization. When Paris steals Helen away from her husband, King Menelaus, it is an insult that cannot be suffered. Familial pride dictates that an affront to Menelaus is an affront to his brother Agamemnon, powerful King of the Myceneans, who soon unites all the massive tribes of Greece to steal Helen back from Troy in defense of his brother''s honor. In truth, Agamemnon''s pursuit of honor is corrupted by his overwhelming greed--he needs control of Troy to ensure the supremacy of his already vast empire. The walled city, under the leadership of King Prium and defended by mighty Prince Hector, is a citadel that no army has been able to breach. One man alone stands as the key to victory or defeat over Troy--Achilles, believed to be the greatest warrior alive. Arrogant, rebellious and seemingly invincible, Achilles has no allegiance to anyone or anything, save his own glory. It is his insatiable hunger for eternal renown that leads him to attack the gates of Troy under Agamemnon''s banner--but it will be love that ultimately decides his fate. Two worlds will go to war for honor and power. Thousands will fall in pursuit of glory. And for love, a nation will burn to the ground.
Rock My World (2002) as Lord Foxley
Global Heresy, a rock band which has just burst onto the scene with great success, is shakened when the frontman and founder of the band Ben Gould disappears. The group takes a week to regroup at an English country manor before their European tour. A young woman is hired to replace the leader, but
The Ruling Class (2001) as Jack Gurney--14th Earl Of Gurney
When a deranged nobleman inherits a fortune, his relatives conspire to seize power.
Sinister Saga of Making 'The Stunt Man', The (2000)
A look back at the making of Richard Rush''s unconventional action-comedy "The Stunt Man" (USA/1980).
Manor, The (1999) as Mr Ravenscroft
A Czech policeman is sent to investigate the death of a stable boy in an English manor and discovers ghosts and a lots of skeletons in closets. The dead boy was having affairs with everyone from the lady of the manor to the servants.
Phantoms (1998) as Timothy Flyte
Two sisters, the town sheriff and a doctor are the only survivors of an ancient epidemic force that has laid dormant under the town for centuries, but for some reason has surfaced. They must decipher the mystery of the apocalyptic force and destroy it before it kills them, and annihilates the entire human race.
Molokai: The Story of Father Damien (1998) as William Williamson
The life story of the Belgian-born Roman Catholic priest who arrived on the Hawaiian island of Molokai in 1873 to bestow humanity on those forgotten souls banished to this quarantined leper colony. While the church and political elites would prefer to forget about the problem, Damien actually worke
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997) as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
When her father goes missing in World War I, Francis and her cousin Elsie turn to the world of magic. They believe that they have captured mythical creatures on film and set out to prove the existence of fairies .
Seventh Coin, The (1993) as Emil Saber
Set in Jerusalem, the story of an American girl and an Arab street boy who share the possession of a mythical and priceless coin, sought after by a ruthless criminal.
Rebecca's Daughters (1992) as Lord Sarn
An historical comedy set in Wales in 1840 which sends up Welsh peasants in their dealings with the English tax collectors.
Isabelle Eberhardt (1991) as Major Lyautey
Biopic of Isabelle Eberhardt, a journalist in turn-of-the-century Algeria who sided with the Arabs against the French.
King Ralph (1991) as Willingham
Through a fluke in royal lineage, a Las Vegas entertainer becomes King of England after the entire royal family is accidentally electrocuted.
Nutcracker Prince, The (1990) as Voice Of Pantaloon
Wings of Fame (1990) as Cesar Valentin
The goings-on at a hotel where dead celebrities are lodged while their earthly fame lasts.
Rainbow Thief, The (1990) as Prince Meleagre
An eccentric prince takes refuge from his dastardly relatives in the sewers of Paris while waiting for his inheritance to come through.
Crossing to Freedom (1990) as John Sidney Howard
A television movie in which an old Englishman leads a group of children in a perilous cross-country flight to the safety of England during the Nazi occupation of France.
Crystal or Ash, Fire or Wind, As Long As It's Love (1989) as Professor Mcshoul
Covering the years 1986 to 1989, the story examines the impact journalism has had on chronicling AIDS through the lives of three people.
High Spirits (1988) as Peter Plunkett
Trying to drum up tourist business, a castle owner advertises his estate as haunted and has his staff dress up as ghosts. The surprise twist is that as soon as the fake ghosts appear, so do the real ones.
The Last Emperor (1987) as Reginald "Rj" Johnson
China's final emperor, Pu Yi, becomes a pawn of imperial forces, the invading Japanese and the Communist government.
Club Paradise (1986) as Governor Anthony C Hayes
Fireman Jack Moniker and reggae singer Ernest Reed become partners in order to turn a dilapidated Caribbean resort into a swanky place for the wealthy. As Jack and Ernest are learning how to run a resort and handle various customer complaints, the corrupt prime minister of the island is working on his plan to sell the property to an international corporation.
Creator (1985) as Dr Harry Wolper
An eccentric research biologist becomes obsessed with the idea of reproducing his beloved wife who died ten years before.
Supergirl (1984) as Zaltar
Superman's young cousin Kara is also known as Supergirl. When a ring that is a Krypton power source is lost, she is sent to Earth to find it and learns that it is being used as a paperweight. Disguised as meek-mannered high-school student Linda Lee, she faces off against the evil villain Zaltar, who
Kim (1984) as Lama
The Kipling adventure classic about colonial India and the resourceful British youngster who was raised in the streets as a native and is recruited as a spy for the British Secret Service, gets a colorful re-telling in this rousing remake of the 1950 movie that starred Errol Flynn, Dean Stockwell an
Svengali (1983) as Anton Bosnyak
In this contemporary updating of the Svengali-Trilby story, filmed entirely on location in New York, Peter O'Toole is a volatile one-time musical stage star who now earns a living training singers and takes on young rock-and-roller Jodie Foster at the urging of her agent, Elizabeth Ashley, and his o
My Favorite Year (1982) as Alan Swann
A flamboyant star throws a TV comedy show into chaos.
Stunt Man, The (1980) as Eli Cross
A disturbed Vietnam vet stumbles upon a movie set and pretends to be a stunt man for an egocentric director.
Caligula (1979) as Tiberius
The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of England before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily- truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members).
Zulu Dawn (1979) as Lord Chelmsford
The British military lead an ill-advised war against the Zulu nation.
Power Play (1978) as Colonel Zeller
Foxtrot (1976) as Liviu
Rosebud (1975) as Larry Martin
A terrorist group hijacks a yacht and holds five millionaires'''' daughters hostage.
Man Friday (1975) as Crusoe
This take-off on the classic, "Robinson Crusoe" finds Friday revolting against white supremacy with Crusoe losing the man-to-man conflict for human dignity.
Man of La Mancha (1972) as Don Quixote De La Mancha/Miguel Cervantes/Alonso Quijana
The aging Don Quixote follows his dream by traveling the countryside as a warrior knight.
Murphy's War (1971) as Murphy
Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been decimated by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on a forgotten island and begins to plot his vengence. He wishes to sink the U-Boat that has floated up by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louie, the islands Government Admistrator.
Under Milk Wood (1971) as Captain Cat
This is a delightful if peculiar story of a day in the life of a small, Welsh fishing village called "Llareggub" (read it backwards). We meet a host of curious characters (and ghosts) through the 'eyes' of Blind Captain cat. This is a true "Classic" of modern British writing with a wonderful, mischievous use of language.
Brotherly Love (1970) as Sir Charles Henry Arbuthnot Pinkerton Ferguson
A woman''''s marriage is destroyed by her incestuous relationship with her brother.
Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) as Arthur Chipping
In this musical remake, a conservative boys'''' school teacher falls in love with an actress.
The Lion in Winter (1968) as King Henry II
England's Henry II and his estranged queen battle over the choice of an heir.
Great Catherine (1968) as Captain Edstaston
The legendary Russian ruler falls hard for a military man in love with someone else.
The Night of the Generals (1967) as General Tanz
A Nazi officer tries to catch a serial killer attacking prostitutes.
Casino Royale (1967) as Scottish piper
A retired James Bond goes back into action to infiltrate a nest of enemy spies.
How to Steal a Million (1966) as Simon Dermott
A legendary art collector lends his prized (replica) Cellini Venus to a prestigious Paris museum. Before tests can be done which would prove the Venus is a fake, though, the collector's daughter enlists the services of a "society burglar" to steal the million dollar statue.
The Bible...In the Beginning (1966) as The Three Angels
John Huston narrates this dramatization of the Book of Genesis.
Lord Jim (1965) as Lord Jim
After turning coward, a naval officer tries to redeem himself by helping Asian natives stage a revolution.
What's New Pussycat? (1965) as Michael James
A fashion editor seeks psychiatric help when he can't stop beautiful women from pursuing him.
The Sandpiper (1965) as Voice
An Episcopal priest falls for a free-living artist.
Becket (1964) as King Henry II
England's King Henry II appoints his best friend Archbishop of Canterbury then turns on him.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) as T. E. Lawrence
A British military officer enlists the Arabs for desert warfare in World War I.
The Savage Innocents (1961) as 1st trooper
When an Eskimo kills a priest for refusing his wife (an Eskimo custom), he becomes a fugitive and is caught by the Canadian Mounties, who then set him free in realization and respect for a different "nation's" set of laws.
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) as Lt. Monte Fitch
Turn-of-the-century Irish patriots plan to overthrow the British government.
Kidnapped (1960) as Robin Oig MacGregor
In 1751 Scotland, two men escape to the Scottish Highlands dodging the redcoats.

Production Companies (feature film)

Great Catherine (1968) as Company
The legendary Russian ruler falls hard for a military man in love with someone else.

Cast (special)

Peter O'Toole: Live from the TCM Classic Film Festival (2012)
An in-depth interview with the legendary actor about his career, taped at the TCM Classic Film Festival in April 2011.
Hometown Heroes (1998) as Interviewee
An annual one-hour television special recognizing individuals doing heroic things for kids in our hometowns.
Heavy Weather (1996) as Clarence Earl Of Emsworth
Adaptation of P.G. Wodehouse's story in which a champion pig is the device that solves the frustrating romances of two attractive young couples over the objections of their pompous elders.
Peter O'Toole (1993)
Interview with actor Peter O'Toole as well as a documentary examination of his life and career.
Dark Angel, The (1991) as Silas Ruthyn
The story depicts a confrontation between innocence and evil in Victorian England. A man schemes to rob his young niece's immense fortune.
18th Annual American Film Institute Life Achievement Award: A Salute to Sir David Lean, The (1990)
Broadcast in which the American Film Institute (AFI) presents its eighteenth annual Life Achievement Award to director David Lean.
Banshee (1986) as John Hampton
Eccentric film director John Hampton prepares a strange welcome for a young screenwriter at his Irish castle as he regales him with the legend of the banshee, a vengeful female spirit.
Supergirl: The Making of the Movie (1985)
A behind-the-scenes look at the moviemaking magic that produced the film about Superman's teenage cousin. Included are interviews with the film's stars and director, and clips of how the special effects were created.
Pygmalion (1983) as Henry Higgins
An adaptation for television of Bernard Shaw's play about one Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics, and his efforts to transform Eliza Doolittle, a flower girl with a pronounced Cockney accent, into a well-bred, well-spoken woman who can pass for a duchess in London society.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Final Curtain, The (2003) as Jj Curtis
Hitler: The Rise of Evil (2003) as President Paul Von Hindenburg
Miniseries about the early life of Hitler, as well as the social and political environment that allowed him to rise to power.
Joan of Arc (1999) as Bishop Cauchon
Miniseries based on the life of Joan of Arc, an illiterate 15th century French peasant girl of 17, who donned a suit of armor and rode off to war to unite and save France from its English enemy. Claiming to be sent by God, she was burned at the stake, at the age of 19, for heresy.
Gulliver's Travels (1996) as Emperor Of Lilliput
Miniseries inspired by Jonathan Swift's novel. An English physician, shipwrecked for eight years, finally returns home and recounts an unbelievable odyssey of strange lands and fantastic creatures.
Masada (1981) as Cornelius Flavius Silva
Peter O'Toole made his American TV acting debut as the Roman general leading the epic 1st-century siege of Masada, the mountain fortress where about 900 Jewish Zealots made a heroic stand against 5,000 Roman soldiers. Peter Strauss is the fiery leader of the freedom-fighting Zealots, and their confr

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

Imperium (2003) as Augustus
John Jakes' Heaven and Hell: North and South, Part III (1994) as Sam Trump
The latest installment in the John Jakes trilogy of novels focuses on the post-Civil War era. Follows the exploits of the Hazards and the Mains through the Reconstruction era and into the Indian territories of the Western frontier.

Misc. Crew (short)

Goodbye Mr. Chips (Promo Short) (1969)
This promotional short film features excerpts from the film "Goodbye, Mr. Chips" (1969).

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