Sunday, December 15, 2013

RIP Peter O'Toole

Farewell Peter O'Toole, forever associated as blue-eyed, white-robed T E Lawrence (though he here is in The Last Emperor). Much has been made of him never winning a Best Actor at the Oscars, despite being nominated eight times, but I guess it all comes down to who he was up against each time. In truth, the films he chose were often indifferent. I saw him on stage just the once. Ironically it wasn't Shakespeare, which he made his own, but Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell at the Apollo in 89. As suitable a role as anything he did before or after.

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