11 Facts About Peter OToole

1. Peter OToole told Charlie Rose in January 2007 that his children admonished him, saying that it was the highest honour one could receive in the filmmaking industry.

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2. Peter OToole played a role in the creation of the current form of the well-known folksong "Carrickfergus" which he related to Dominic Behan, who put it in print and made a recording in the mid-1960s.

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3. Peter OToole won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as Bishop Pierre Cauchon in the 1999 mini-series Joan of Arc.

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4. Peter OToole was reunited with Burton in a film version of Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas, produced by himself and Buck.

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5. Peter OToole lost the role in the film adaptation of Long and the Short and the Tall to Laurence Harvey.

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6. Peter OToole could have made more money making films but said "You've got to go to Stratford when you've got the chance.

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7. Peter OToole reprised his performance for television on Theatre Night in 1959.

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8. Peter OToole hoped The Holiday would take him to the West End but it ultimately folded in the provinces; during that show he met Sian Phillips who became his first wife.

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9. Peter OToole played a soldier in an episode of The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1954.

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10. Peter OToole achieved international recognition playing T E Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia for which he received his first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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11. Peter OToole 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 before making his film debut in 1959.

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