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 7,360,335 page views. His biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 89 in 2019). Peter O'Toole is the 122nd most popular actor (up from 124th in 2019), the 12th most popular biography from Ireland and the 2nd most popular Irish 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 122 out of 10,030Before him are Harvey Keitel, Ava Gardner, Stan Laurel, Jason Statham, Lee Van Cleef, and Shirley MacLaine. After him are Oliver Hardy, Burt Lancaster, Jean Renoir, Rita Hayworth, Yves Montand, and Klaus Kinski.

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Among people born in 1932, Peter O'Toole ranks 14Before him are Miloš Forman, Luc Montagnier, François Truffaut, John Williams, Cesare Maldini, and Abebe Bikila. After him are Gerhard Richter, Anouk Aimée, Anthony Perkins, Glenn Gould, Dian Fossey, and Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary. Among people deceased in 2013, Peter O'Toole ranks 8Before him are Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Doris Lessing, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Hugo Chávez, and Fawzia Fuad of Egypt. After him are Paul Walker, Joan Fontaine, Jorge Rafael Videla, Frederick Sanger, Tom Clancy, and Douglas Engelbart.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Peter O'Toole ranks 12 out of 460Before him are Robert Boyle (1627), Samuel Beckett (1906), Michael Gambon (1940), Bram Stoker (1847), Edmund Burke (1729), and Francis Bacon (1909). After him are Sir George Stokes, 1st Baronet (1819), Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769), Pierce Brosnan (1953), John Scotus Eriugena (810), Anne Bonny (1702), and Richard Harris (1930).

Among ACTORS In Ireland

Among actors born in Ireland, Peter O'Toole ranks 2Before him are Michael Gambon (1940). After him are Pierce Brosnan (1953), Richard Harris (1930), Katie McGrath (1983), Lola Montez (1821), Gabriel Byrne (1950), Cillian Murphy (1976), Maureen O'Hara (1920), Bernard Lee (1908), Brendan Gleeson (1955), and Colin Farrell (1976).

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