Peter O’Toole: A Life in Film and Television

With the passing of Peter O’Toole today at 81 

Here is a rundown of his filmography for those who may be unfamiliar 
and for those of us who are on the honors roll of life 
as we approach our own shuffling off of this mortal coil:

1956

The Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel (TV)
“A Tale of Two Pigtails”
First Soldier
Not Mr. O’Toole but it’s the closest I could find
1960 
Kidnapped
Robin MacGregor
The Day They Robbed the Bank of England
Captain Monty Fitch
The Savage Innocents
First Trooper
1961
Rendezvous
(TV – 3 Episodes)
John
1962
Lawrence of Arabia
T.E. Lawrence
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Golden Globe Award for New Star of the year – Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance
1964
Becket 
Henry II
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Sant Jordi Award for Best Performance in a Foreign Film
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Laurel Award for Top Male Dramatic Performance
1965 
Lord Jim
Lord Jim
What’s New Pussycat?
Michael James
The Sandpiper
(voice)
1966
How to Steal a Million
Simon Dermott
The Bible: In the Beginning . . .
The Three Angels
1967
 The Night of the Generals
General Tanz
 
 David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Casino Royale
Piper
(uncredited)
1968
The Lion in Winter
Henry II
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Great Catherine
Capt. Charles Edstaston
Present Laughter
Garry Essendine
1969
Goodbye Mr. Chips
Arthur Chipping
David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (2nd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
1970
Country Dance
Sir Charles Ferguson
?????

1971
Murphy’s War
Murphy

1972
Under Milk Wood
Captain Tom Cat
The Ruling Class
Jack Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Man of La Mancha
Don Quixote de la Mancha
Miguel de Cervantes
Alonso Quijana
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture or Musical Comedy
1975
Rosebud
Larry Martin
Man Friday
Robinson Crusoe
1976
Foxtrot
Liviu
Rogue Male
Sir Robert Thorndyke
1978
Power Play
Colonel Zeller
1979
Zulu Dawn
Lord Chelmsford
Caligula
Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus
1980
The Stunt Man
Eli Cross
Making of Documentary
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Strumpet City
Jim Larkin
1981
Masada (Miniseries)
General Cornelius Flavius Silva
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated – Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
1982
My Favorite Year
Alan Swann
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (2nd Place)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd Place)
Sant Jordi Award for Best Foreign Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Man and Superman
Jack Tanner
Pygmalion
Professor Henry Higgins
1983
Sherlock Holmes and the Valley of Fear
Sherlock Holmes and a Study in Scarlet
Sherlock Holmes and the Sign of Four
Sherlock Holmes and the Baskerville Curse
Sherlock Holmes
(voice)
 Svengali
Anton Bosnyak
1984 
Supergirl
Zaltar
Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actor
Kim
Lama
(overdubbed not in thee English)
1985
Creator
Harry
1986
Club Paradise
Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes

Nominated – Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor
The Ray Bradbury Theater 
(TV – 1 episode)
John Hampton

1987
The Last Emperor
Reginald Johnston

David di Donatello Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The Dark Angel (TV serial)
Uncle Silas

1988
High Spirits
Peter Plunkett

1989
As Long as It’s Love
Prof. Yan McShoul

1990
The Rainbow Thief
Prince Meleagre

Wings of Fame
Cesar Valentin

The Nutcracker Prince
Pantaloon
(voice)

Crossing to Freedom
John Sidney Howard
1991
King Ralph
Sir Cedric Charles Willingham

1992
Rebecca’s Daughters
Lord Sarn

Civvies
Barry Newman

Isabelle Eberhardt
Maj. Lyautey

1993
The Seventh Coin
Emil Saber

1994
Heaven & Hell: North & South, Book III (Miniseries)
Sam Trump

1995
Heavy Weather
Clarence, Earl of Emsworth

1996
Gulliver’s Travels
Emperor of Lilliput

1997
FairyTale: A True Story
Arthur Conan Doyle

1998
Phantoms
Dr. Timothy Flyte

Coming Home
Colonel Edgar Carey-Lewis

1999
The Manor
Mr. Ravenscroft

Molokai: The Story of Father Damien
William Williamson

Joan of Arc
Bishop Pierre Cauchon

Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell
Jeffrey Bernard

2002 
Global Heresy
Lord Charles Foxley

Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film Award for Best Actor
DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actor
The Final Curtain
J.J. Curtis

The Education of Max Bickford
(TV – 1 episode)
Sidney McKnight

2003
Bright Young Things
Colonel Blount

Hitler: The Rise of Evil
President Paul von Hindenburg

Imperium: Augustus
Augustus Ceasar

2004
Troy
King Priam

Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
2005
Lassie
The Duke

Mystic India
Narrator
Casanova
(TV serial – 3 episodes)
Older Casanova

2006 
Venus 
Maurice

National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated – BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a British Independent Film
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
One Night with the King
Samuel, the Prophet

2007
Ratatouille
Anton Ego
(voice)


Stardust
King of Stormhold

2008
The Tudors
(TV – 7 episodes)
Pope Paul III

Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Television series
Nominated – Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actor – Drama Series
Dean Spanley
Fisk Senior

New Zealand Film and TV Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film
Nominated – Irish Film & Television Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – London Critics Circle Film Award for British Supporting Actor of the Year
Thomas Kinkade’s The Christmas Cottage
Glen Wesman

Iron Road
Lionel Relic

2009
Love and Virtue
Atlantes
2010
Mary Mother of Christ
Symeon

2012
Eldorado
Narrator

Cristiada
Father Christopher

2013
Katherine of Alexandria
Gallus

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