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Published On: Mon, Dec 16th, 2013

Remembering Peter O’Toole, a ‘giant on stage and film’ ‘a remarkable talent’

The famous actor Peter O’Toole has passed away at age 81.

lawrence_of_arabia_peter_otoole omar SharifO’Toole rose to international fame in 1962, playing TE Lawrence in the epic drama Lawrence of Arabia. He was a celebrated star of both stage and screen, winning multiple Golden Globes, a BAFTA for Lawrence of Arabia and a Primetime Emmy Award for Joan of Arc.

An eight-time Oscar nominee, O’Toole was presented with an honorary Academy Award in 2003, and his extensive filmography includes movies such as Goodbye, Mr Chips, Under Milk Wood, My Favorite Year, The Ruling Class, Troy and Venus. He retired from acting in 2012.

Premiere magazine’s list of the greatest performances of all time was topped with O’Toole’s role in Arabia.

Peter O'Toole as Pope Paul III in The Tudors, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn

Peter O’Toole as Pope Paul III in The Tudors, alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Henry VIII and Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn

My thoughts are with Peter O’Toole’s family and friends. His performance in my favorite film, Lawrence of Arabia, was stunning. — David Cameron (@David_Cameron) December 15, 2013

Oh what terrible news. Farewell Peter O’Toole. I had the honor of directing him in a scene. Monster, scholar, lover of life, genius …— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) December 15, 2013

Raise a glass for the legendary Peter O’Toole. What a star. — edgarwright (@edgarwright) December 15, 2013

So sad to hear about Peter O’Toole passing away. Lucky to have worked with him for a month in Prague. Wonderful man, remarkable talent. — Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) December 15, 2013

More recently O’Toole starred alongside Orlando Bloom in 2004’s Troy, Venus in 2006, Stardust in 2007 and as Pope Paul III in The Tudors.

 

 

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