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A hero and a hellraiser: Film and theatre icon Peter O’Toole dies at 81

Publié par Clifford Armion le 16/12/2013

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Peter O’Toole, who gave an iconic performance in the 1962 epic Lawrence of Arabia and received eight best actor Oscar nominations, has died, aged 81, after a long illness.
Born in County Galway in 1932, O’Toole wrote in a notebook as a boy: “I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.”
He went to Rada and became a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic. He rose to stardom in 1962 after David Lean cast him as the soldier T.E. Lawrence.
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" A hero and a hellraiser: Film and theatre icon Peter O’Toole dies at 81", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2013. Consulté le 19/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/a-hero-and-a-hellraiser-film-and-theatre-icon-peter-o-toole-dies-at-81