News

 

Peter O'Toole dead at 81

O'Toole best known for Lawrence of Arabia

Peter O'Toole, the charismatic actor who achieved instant stardom as Lawrence of Arabia and was nominated eight times for an Academy Award, has died. He was 81.


O'Toole's agent Steve Kenis says the actor died Saturday at a hospital following a long illness.


O'Toole began his acting career as one of the most exciting young talents on the British stage. His 1955 ``Hamlet,'' at the Bristol Old Vic, was critically acclaimed.

He got his first Oscar nomination for 1962's ``Lawrence of Arabia,'' his last for ``Venus'' in 2006. With that he set the record for most nominations without ever winning, though he had accepted an honorary Oscar in 2003.


A reformed - but unrepentant - hell-raiser, O'Toole long suffered from ill health. Kenis announced the death in an email Sunday.

Leave a comment:

· Subscribe to comments
Be the first to comment here.

Your GTA

Sign Up For Breaking News Alerts

Becoming a member only takes 60 seconds! Members get access to exclusive information and products that non-members do not, including concert ticket presales, trips, advance notice on upcoming entertainment events, movie screening passes, music giveaways and more!

Login with Facebook

Today's Poll

The Provincial government is taking aim at the tow truck industry to try and lower your car insurance rates. Is that a good thing?

Voting is restricted to one vote every 24 hour(s) VoteResults

Top Stories

Video

Facebook

Twitter