Date of Birth: 08/02/1932
Place of birth: Connemara
Peter Seamus Lorcan O`Toole (Peter Seamus Lorcan O`Toole, 2.08.1932) - Irish actor of theater and cinema, which became extremely popular after the performance in the 1962nd as Thomas Lawrence in the film `Lawrence Araviyskiy`. Eight times nominated for `Oscar`; It holds the record for the number of potentially successful, but still did not win the nominations. He is also a four-time winner of the award `Golden Globus`, winner of `BAFTA`,` Emmi` and Honorary Academy Award.
Peter was born, according to various sources, either in Connemara, Galway, Ireland, or in Leeds, Yorkshire, England. Sam O`Toole difficult to shed light on this question; in his own words, he even birth certificates for two - and with different dates. Peter Ros in Scottish family nurse Constance Jane and her husband, soccer player and bookie Patrick Joseph O `Tula. When he was only a year, his family went on a trip to the place of their biggest race Northern England. When the Second World War, the boy was evacuated from Leeds and was sent to a Catholic school; where he stayed for seven or eight years and, among other things, it was converted into a right-hander. As Peter says, that at the time he was born a wild inner fear of nuns; Fortunately, later on he was able to overcome this phobia.
After school, Peter got a job as a journalist and photographer in `Yorkshire Evening Post`; however, pretty soon they dragged him to work for the government - he was a signalman in the ranks of the Royal Navy.
From 1952 till 1954th O`Toole attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts; originally planned to go to drama school at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, but did not succeed - it is not missed because of lack of knowledge of the Irish language. The Academy, however, he had the opportunity to learn from such renowned actors in the future, as Albert Finney, Alan Bates and Brian Bedford.
The theatrical career of Peter - as well as many actors of that time - began with Shakespeare productions. On television, he made his debut in the 1954th, and in the film - in 1959. Really lucky to Peter in the 1962nd - he was invited to play the legendary British military Thomas Lawrence in David Lean`s film Lawrence `Araviyskiy`; He offered up the role of Marlon Brando and Albert Finney, however, before the first and did not manage to get through, and the other refused. The role of Peter Lawrence has played so brilliantly that RUBAA still considered a model of acting; `Premiere` magazine once put it in first place in the list of `Hundred Greatest actor`s parties of all Vremen`. It is this role of Peter learned in the United States; among other things, he was first nominated for `Oscar` - in the category `Best akter`.
By a curious coincidence, later O`Toole had a chance to be nominated for `Oscar for the same role in different movies - he played King Henry II in the film `The Lion Zimoy` (` The Lion in Winter`) 1964 and 1968 years. In 1970, the actor was able to finally get to the scene Abbey Theatre, thus offset by the old failed - he played in the play Semuyulya Beckett `Pending Godo` (` Waiting for Godot`), together with well-known actor of the time Donal McCann.
In 1980 O`Toole once again gathered a lot of positive feedback - this time attracted the attention of critics in the film `Tryukach` (` The Stunt Man`). In the same year, Peter has played in `Makbet`; this role to this day is considered one of the greatest failures in the history of theater. The actor, however, was able to restore its reputation by playing `Man and Superman` and` Pigmalion`; in 1982. O`Toole was again nominated for `Oscar` for his role in the romantic comedy `My best god` (` My Favorite Year`).
In the 1989th Peter received a Laurence Olivier Award for his role in Jeffrey Bernard `Unwell`.
In 1999, the actor starred in the miniseries `Joan d`Ark` (` Joan of Arc`); This role brought him the prize `Emmi`. In 2004th he got the role of King Priam in the summer blockbuster `Troya` (` Troy`); in 2005. He embodied on television image of legendary Italian womanizer and adventurer Giacomo Casanova in the eponymous series the BBC; younger version of his character played by David Tennant. Another nomination for `Oscar` - and again in the category of `Best akter` - perepala his 2006th, for the film `Venera` (` Venus`) Roger Mitchell; in general, it was already his eighth nomination. Actor Award to the present moment and has not won; in 2003-th, however, the Academy decided to honor him with an honorary award for his contribution to cinema.
Among recent works of Peter should mention the cartoon `Ratatuy` (` Ratatouille`), which tells about a rat who dreams of becoming the best French chef and a role in the second season of the series Tyudory` `(` The Tudors`) channel Showtime - there O`Toole played Pope Paul III, King Henry VIII was excommunicated from the church.