Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013

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Peter O'Toole, 1932-2013

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Film star Peter O'Toole has died aged 81

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Very sad to hear it. His performance in 'My Favorite Year' turned me into a fan, and he was a class act.

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One of the true giants of film has passed away today.

RIP Peter.

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Would be nice to see his (self-produced?) mid-60's portrayal of Garry Essendine in Present Laughter, with Honor Blackman and David Hemmings, if it exists.

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RIP Great actor.....charisma and screen presence.

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He was the last of the 60's 'Hellraisers' - but it's testament to his reformed character (in later years) that he lasted some 20 over Burton and Reed, and almost +10 on Harris (who similarly reformed and binned the spirits latterly). A fine chap, RIP

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Pete Stampede wrote:Would be nice to see his (self-produced?) mid-60's portrayal of Garry Essendine in Present Laughter, with Honor Blackman and David Hemmings, if it exists.
Apparently it does it exist on colour VTR, and the set is a replica of O'Toole's own abode.

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Time to dust off the Rogue Male DVD....
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Nice piece today in the Guardian, by Malcolm McDowell, covering their work together on "Caligula".

http://www.theguardian.com/film/filmblo ... ula-graves

He almost makes it sound worth watching!

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The thing with O'Toole is he could make any old rubbish worth watching. In really good stuff he was exceptional and in turkeys like Caligula, he played straight so he was at least worthwhile (but then he played Tiberius on stage so I suppose he had form despite the material).

Rogue Male, My Favorite Year, Svengali, Pygmalion, Jeffrey Bernard, How to Steal a Million, Venus, Lawrence, Lord Jim, The Stunt Man, Dark Angel, Masada, Becket, Lion in Winter, Coming Home, The Tudors, Man of La Mancha, Mr Chips, even that advert he did a while back as a wizard, they were all worth a look.

He was our last great film star I feel.

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Time to see The Dark Angel (Uncle Silas) again. A masterpiece - over the top direction by Peter Hammond and a superb Jane Lapotaire. It's also very faithful to the book by the great J Sheridan LeFanu.

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