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Peter O'Toole

1932 - 2013

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Peter Seamus O'Toole (; 2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was a British stage and film actor. He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company. In 1959 he made his West End debut in The Long and the Short and the Tall, and played the title role in Hamlet in the National Theatre's first production in 1963. Excelling on the London stage, O'Toole was known for his "hellraiser" lifestyle off it.Making his film debut in 1959, O'Toole achieved international recognition playing T. E. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter O'Toole has received more than 8,633,986 page views. His biography is available in 94 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 92 in 2019). Peter O'Toole is the 148th most popular actor (down from 122nd in 2019), the 234th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 12th in 2019) and the 24th most popular British Actor.

Peter O'Toole was a British actor who starred in many films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, and The Lion in Winter.

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Among actors, Peter O'Toole ranks 148 out of 9,996Before him are Jane Birkin, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Lloyd, Klaus Kinski, Anita Ekberg, and George Lazenby. After him are Joe Pesci, Christopher Plummer, Leonardo DiCaprio, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman, and Jeanne Moreau.

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Among people born in 1932, Peter O'Toole ranks 14Before him are François Truffaut, Miloš Forman, Johnny Cash, John Williams, Cesare Maldini, and Abebe Bikila. After him are Roh Tae-woo, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, Anouk Aimée, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, and Sylvia Plath. Among people deceased in 2013, Peter O'Toole ranks 8Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Hugo Chávez, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and Võ Nguyên Giáp. After him are Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Paul Walker, Tom Clancy, Giuliano Gemma, and Mohammed Omar.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Peter O'Toole ranks 234 out of 7,765Before him are Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), Sting (1951), Alcuin (735), Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), and Lady Jane Grey (1537). After him are Lemmy (1945), Roger Penrose (1931), Harold Wilson (1916), Edward Burnett Tylor (1832), William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin (1824), and John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Peter O'Toole ranks 24Before him are Helen Mirren (1945), Ben Kingsley (1943), Stan Laurel (1890), Julie Andrews (1935), Jane Birkin (1946), and Laurence Olivier (1907). After him are Timothy Dalton (1946), Jeremy Irons (1948), Alec Guinness (1914), Daniel Craig (1968), Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), and Vanessa Redgrave (1937).

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