|Born||August 2nd, 1932 |
|Died||December 14th, 2013 |
|Productions||Lawrence of Arabia as T.E. Lawrence |
What's New Pussycat as Michael James
Goodbye, Mr. Chips as Arthur Chipping
The Ruling Class as Jack Gurney
Peter O'Toole was an Anglo-Irish actor.
Born in either England or Ireland, he attended RADA in the same class with several other future greats, including Albert Finney, who would soon turn down the role that propelled O'Toole to stardom in Lawrence of Arabia.
After this role, O'Toole became a profilic film and stage actor, appearing on stage in Hamlet and Waiting for Godot and notably received two Academy Award nominations for playing the same role: Henry II in Beckett and The Lion in Winter. Offscreen, he was one of British cinema's famed "hellraisers" alongside Richard Burton, Oliver Reed and Richard Harris.
As he grew older, O'Toole mainly took on character roles, but still achieved great acclaim, gaining an eighth Academy Award nomination for Venus.
O'Toole passed away in 2013, having retired from acting one year prior.
O'Toole had an unusual singing career, his first two roles limited to whistling and singing snippets of classics in Lawrence of Arabia and What's New Pussycat. He had a much larger singing role in the leading part of Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips, for which he received an Academy Award nomination.
- The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (solo)
- Boston City (solo)
- Where Did My Childhood Go? (solo)
- What a Lot of Flowers (solo)
- What a Lot of Flowers (reprise)(solo)
- Fill the World With Love (reprise)
- The Varsity Drag
- My Blue Heaven (solo)
- Dry Bones