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Actor Nigel Terry Dies At 69

Terry was best known for his role as King Arthur in 1981 medieval drama Excalibur alongside Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, and Patrick Stewart. His feature film debut was in 1968's The...

Peter O'toole Battled Illness To Complete Last Film

Michael Redwood tells the Press Association his leading man was always on time and invested in the work even though it was clear his health was deteriorating. He says, "Peter was certainly...

Ethan Hawke Not Hoping For Oscar Wins

Ethan Hawke doesn't want to win an Oscar.The 'Boyhood' star was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor earlier this year but has insisted he didn't mind not picking up the gong.He told...

Ethan Hawke: 'I'd Rather Not Win An Oscar'

Hawke has been nominated for four Academy Awards, for his turn in Training Day and his screenwriting on Before Sunset and Before Midnight, as well as his acclaimed role in Boyhood, which pitched...

Peter O'toole Honoured By Irish President

Ireland's President Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to acting great Peter O'toole at a special memorial event over the weekend (17-18May14).The Lawrence of Arabia star passed away in December (13) at the age of 81,...

Bruce Dern: 'Lawrence Of Arabia Made Me A Better Actor'

Movie veteran Bruce Dern has revealed late Peter O'toole's epic portrayal of T.E. Lawrence in David Lean's Lawrence OF ARABIA inspired him to become a better actor.In a new The Hollywood Reporter essay, Dern reveals...

Peter O'toole's Ashes Heading Home To Ireland

The ashes of acting icon Peter O'toole are set to be scattered in his birthplace of Connemara, Ireland.The Lawrence of Arabia star died on 14 December (13), aged 81, and he was mourned at a...

Leslie Phillips' Sorrow Over Peter O'toole's Death

Leslie Phillips was devastated when he heard Peter O'toole had died as he was due to visit his old friend later that day.The British actor had scheduled a meeting to catch up with his pal...

Peter O'toole Mourned At Funeral

Acting legend Peter O'toole was laid to rest at a funeral in London on Saturday (21Dec13).The Lawrence Of Arabia star passed away on 14 December(13) at the age of 81, and he was mourned at...

Peter O'toole Funeral To Be Attended By Ex-wife Sian Phillips

Peter O'Toole's death on the 14th December has brought a renewed interest in the actor and his lengthy and illustrious career as well as people emerging from the fray to attest to the star's character...

Tributes Flood In For The Late Peter O'toole

The acting great Peter O'Toole has tragically passed away after lossing a long battle with illness. The actor passed away in hospital on Saturday, 14 December, having retired from acting a little over a year...

Tributes Pour In For Peter O'toole

Tributes have flooded in for Peter O'Toole. The eight-time Oscar nominated actor passed away in London yesterday (14.12.13) aged 81, and many have expressed their sadness at the loss of the great Hollywood star.His agent,...

Eight Time Oscar Nominee Peter O'toole Dies Aged 81-Stars Pay Tribute

British acting icon Peter O'Toole has passed away aged 81.O'Toole's agent, Steve Kenis, confirmed that he died in Wellington hospital in London on Sunday (Dec 14th) after a long illness, reports The Guardian.Kenis said, "He...

Celebrities Pay Tribute To Peter O'toole

Filmmaker Ron Howard, comedian Neil Patrick Harris and actress Marlee Matlin are among the celebrities who have paid tribute to late actor Peter O'toole.The Lawrence of Arabia star passed away on Saturday (14Dec13) in London,...

Peter O'toole Dies

Peter O'Toole has died. The legendary 'Lawrence of Arabia' star passed away aged 81 at a London Hospital yesterday (14.12.13) following a long illness. The Irish-born actor got his big break when Sir David Lean...

Peter O'toole Dies At 81

Acting icon Peter O'toole has died at the age of 81.The Lawrence of Arabia star, who overcame stomach cancer in the 1970s, passed away at the Wellington hospital in London on Saturday (14Dec13) following a...

Peter O'toole Blames Poor Health For Retirement

Veteran actor Peter O'toole has cited his deteriorating health as the reason behind his decision to step away from the spotlight.The 80-year-old movie icon announced his retirement last summer (12), 50 years after he broke...

Terence Stamp Struggled To Keep Up With Big Drinkers

British actor Terence Stamp tried to throw himself into the wild partying culture of 1960s London but he couldn't keep up with his peers Albert Finney and Peter O'toole.The Billy Budd star socialised with the...

Fascinating Fact: 3430705

Michael Ray, who played Peter O'toole's young sidekick Farraj in movie classic Lawrence of Arabia, is one of the billionaire bosses at beer firm Heineken. The former actor wed brewery boss Freddie Heineken's daughter Charlene...

Peter O'toole Retires From Acting: A Look At His Greatest Roles

The actor Peter Otoole has announced that he is quitting acting, at the age of 79. BBC News reports that the veteran screen star announced that it was time to "chuck in the sponge." He...

Herzog Says Lawrence Of Arabia "Not That Good"

Receiving a lifetime achievement award at the Dubai International Film Festival, famed German director Werner Herzog ( Aguirre, the Wrath of God; Nosferatu; Cave of Forgotten Dreams ) has disparaged Lawrence of Arabia as "not...

Penthouse Founder Guccione Dead At 79

Bob Guccione, who in 1969 one-upped Playboy magazine with his Penthouse magazine featuring full-frontal female nudity, has died in Plano, TX of cancer at age 79. The magazine also published numerous investigative features, the most...

O'toole's Hip Replacement

Shooting on PETER O'TOOLE's new movie VENUS has been delayed for three weeks while the veteran actor receives treatment for a broken hip. The 73 suffered the injury during a fall on 26 December...

O'toole Defends Redgrave

Film legend PETER O'TOOLE has leaped to the defence of his VENUS co-star VANESSA REDGRAVE's controversial politics, insisting her "loathing of injustice" should be respected. While the LAWRENCE OF ARABIA star admits his views...

O'toole's Hologram Fears

Film legend PETER O'TOOLE has lashed out at Hollywood's overuse of special effects, joking actors will soon be replaced by "holograms". The LAWRENCE OF ARABIA actor, 73, jumped at the chance to star in...

Actor James Booth Dies

Veteran British actor JAMES BOOTH died of natural causes last week (11AUG05). He was 77. Booth grabbed international acclaim with his scene-stealing portrayal of rogue soldier Private HENRY HOOK in 1964 historical epic ZULU...

Lassie Boycotted By Angry Fans

The latest LASSIE movie is under fire because the lead role has not been given to a descendent of the original canine star for the first time. Fans of the legendary movies are...

O'toole To Star In New Lassie Movie

PETER O'TOOLE and SAMANTHA MORTON have signed up to star in a new LASSIE movie when filming gets underway later this month (MAY05). The legendary canine character has enjoyed a long break away from...

O'toole Slams 'Bore' Miller

Irish film legend PETER O'TOOLE has controversially slammed late playwright ARTHUR MILLER as "a bore", only two months after the scribe's death. The New York writer died on 10 February (05) following heart failure,...

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