Peter O'Toole filmography

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Peter Seamus O'Toole[1] (2 August 1932 – 14 December 2013) was an actor of stage and screen who achieved instant stardom in 1962 playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia. He went on to become one of the most honoured film and stage actors of his time. He has been nominated for more Academy Awards without winning than any other performer.

Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1960 Kidnapped Robin MacGregor
1960 The Day They Robbed the Bank of England Captain Monty Fitch
1960 The Savage Innocents First Trooper
1962 Lawrence of Arabia T. E. Lawrence BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year – Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance
1964 Becket Henry II Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Sant Jordi Award for Best Performance in a Foreign Film
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance
1965 Lord Jim Lord Jim
1965 What's New Pussycat? Michael James
1965 The Sandpiper (voice-uncredited)
1966 How to Steal a Million Simon Dermott
1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... The Three Angels
1967 The Night of the Generals General Tanz David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
1967 Casino Royale Piper (uncredited)
1968 The Lion in Winter Henry II Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1968 Great Catherine Capt. Charles Edstaston
1969 Goodbye, Mr. Chips Arthur Chipping David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1970 Country Dance Sir Charles Ferguson
1971 Murphy's War Murphy
1972 Under Milk Wood Captain Tom Cat
1972 The Ruling Class Jack Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1972 Man of La Mancha Don Quixote de La Mancha/Miguel de Cervantes/Alonso Quijano National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
1975 Rosebud Larry Martin
1975 Man Friday Robinson Crusoe
1976 Foxtrot Liviu
1976 Rogue Male Sir Robert Thorndyke
1978 Power Play Colonel Zeller
1979 Zulu Dawn Lord Chelmsford
1979 Caligula Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus
1980 The Stunt Man Eli Cross National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated — Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
1981 Masada General Cornelius Flavius Silva Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1982 My Favorite Year Alan Swann Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2nd place)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated — Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear Sherlock Holmes (voice)
1983 Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet Sherlock Holmes (voice)
1983 Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four Sherlock Holmes (voice)
1984 Supergirl Zaltar Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
1985 Creator Harry
1986 Club Paradise Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
1987 The Last Emperor Reginald Johnston David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1988 High Spirits Peter Plunkett
1989 As Long as It's Love Prof. Yan McShoul
1990 The Rainbow Thief Prince Meleagre
1990 Wings of Fame Cesar Valentin
1990 The Nutcracker Prince Pantaloon (voice)
1991 King Ralph Sir Cedric Charles Willingham
1992 Rebecca's Daughters Lord Sarn
1992 Isabelle Eberhardt Maj. Lyautey
1993 The Seventh Coin Emil Saber
1997 FairyTale: A True Story Arthur Conan Doyle
1998 Phantoms Dr. Timothy Flyte
1999 The Manor Mr. Ravenscroft
1999 Molokai: The Story of Father Damien William Williamson
2002 Global Heresy Lord Charles Foxley Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film Award for Best Actor
Nominated – DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actor
2002 The Final Curtain J. J. Curtis
2003 Bright Young Things Colonel Blount
2004 Troy King Priam Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2005 Lassie The Duke
2005 Mystic India Narrator
2006 Venus Maurice National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
2006 One Night with the King Samuel, the Prophet
2007 Ratatouille Anton Ego (voice)
2007 Stardust King of Stormhold
2008 Dean Spanley Fisk Senior New Zealand Film and TV Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film
Nominated – Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – London Critics Circle Film Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year
2008 Thomas Kinkade's The Christmas Cottage Glen Wesman
2008 Love and Virtue Atlantes
2009 God's Spy
2012 Eldorado Narrator
2012 Cristiada Father Christopher
2013 Katherine of Alexandria Gallus

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1956 The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel First Soldier TV show (1 episode) "A Tale of Two Pigtails"
1961 Rendezvous John TV show (3 episodes)
1968 Present Laughter Garry Essendine television film
1980 Strumpet City Jim Larkin TV show
1981 Masada General Cornelius Flavius Silva miniseries
1982 Man and Superman Jack Tanner television film
1983 Pygmalion Professor Henry Higgins television film
Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse Sherlock Holmes (voice) television film
Svengali Anton Bosnyak television film
1984 Kim Lama television film
1986 The Ray Bradbury Theater John Hapmton TV show (1 episode)
1987 The Dark Angel Uncle Silas TV serial, based on the novel Uncle Silas by J. Sheridan Le Fanu
1990 Crossing to Freedom John Sidney Howard television film
1992 Civvies Barry Newman television film
1994 Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III Sam Trump miniseries
1995 Heavy Weather Clarence, Earl of Emsworth television film
1996 Gulliver's Travels Emperor of Lilliput television film
1998 Coming Home Colonel Carey-Lewis television film
1999 Joan of Arc Bishop Cauchon Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell Jeffrey Bernard television film
2002 The Education of Max Bickford Sidney McKnight TV show (1 episode)
2003 Hitler: The Rise of Evil President Paul von Hindenburg television film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Imperium: Augustus Augustus Caesar television film
2005 Casanova Older Casanova TV serial (3 episodes)
2008 The Tudors Pope Paul III TV show (7 episodes)
Iron Road Lionel Relic miniseries

Box Office Ranking[edit]

For a number of years O'Toole was among the most popular stars at the British box office:

  • 1965 - 9th most popular[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ O'Toole, Peter, Loitering With Intent, London: Macmillan London Ltd., 1992, p. 10
  2. ^ 007 again tops the poll: London, Jan. 1 South China Sunday Post - Herald (1950-1972) [Hong Kong] 02 Jan 1966: 8.