Peter O'Toole

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Richard Rush, Oscar-nominated director of The Stunt Man, dies aged 91
The film-maker’s early underground work included Hells Angels on Wheels before he entered the mainstream with hits such as Freebie and the Bean

Andrew Pulver

13, Apr, 2021 @10:15 AM

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For One Knight Only: what we learned about Judi, Maggie, Ian and Derek in their Zoom knees-up
In an event for the theatrical charity Acting for Others, Dench, Smith, McKellen and Jacobi spoke about their highs and lows, superstitions and acting tips

Chris Wiegand

30, Nov, 2020 @9:37 AM

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Men behaving badly: why cinema's great hellraisers were a breed apart
Rip Torn belonged to a high-spirited tradition that was fuelled by too much booze and testosterone. Like it or not, we may never see their like again

Peter Bradshaw

11, Jul, 2019 @2:38 PM

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Peter O'Toole was not the drunken hell-raiser he made out, says author
Actor’s biographer says personal archive reveals a ‘sensitive, organised man’ who was writing two screenplays just before his death in 2013

Dalya Alberge

22, Nov, 2017 @3:45 PM

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Lawrence of Arabia review – David Lean's sandy epic still radiates greatness
Peter O’Toole’s impossibly charismatic debut performance remains a mesmeric marvel in this digitally restored version of a truly exhilarating feat of film-making

Peter Bradshaw

20, Sep, 2017 @3:00 PM

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Peter O'Toole personal archive heads to University of Texas
Letters, manuscripts, photographs and props have been acquired by university in Austin for $400,000

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

21, Apr, 2017 @5:00 AM

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One for the money: the great actors who slummed it in dumb movies
Helen Mirren’s appearance in the Fast and Furious franchise is a bit of a surprise. But virtually every notable actor – from Welles to Brando to Blanchett – has cashed in an easy paycheque for a mindless franchise or a duffer

Stuart Heritage

13, Apr, 2017 @12:36 PM

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Re-Member Me review – a seance of Hamlets from O'Toole to Day-Lewis
Dickie Beau’s remarkable show examines memory and mortality as he conjures the actors who have played Shakespeare’s tragic prince

Lyn Gardner

20, Mar, 2017 @2:32 PM

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The night Peter O’Toole took me disco dancing
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 1974, and Herta Feely stalks her favourite actor, in town to shoot Man Friday

Herta Feely

16, Oct, 2016 @9:30 AM

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‘In the theatre I’ve never felt insulted by a man’: Siân Phillips
The actor, 82, on being learning English, the delights of smoking, and the ‘perfect storm’ of being married to Peter O’Toole

Katie Forster

12, Mar, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Loved but not lost: David Lean’s Brief Encounter and Dr Zhivago
Brief Encounter was laughed at by audiences when first released, and Dr Zhivago was scorned by critics. Now, argues Michael Newton, we can appreciate them as two of the greatest love stories committed to film

Michael Newton

13, Nov, 2015 @1:00 PM

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Peter O’Toole: The Definitive Biography by Robert Sellers review – the last of the hellraisers
‘No blood, no show’ – he outlived most of his drinking companions, but his rich, declamatory acting style went out of fashion

Xan Brooks

14, Oct, 2015 @1:00 PM

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