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Peter O'Toole

(1932-2013), Actor

Sitter in 12 portraits
Stage and film actor. O'Toole made his professional debut in The Matchmaker (1955) and his screen debut in Kidnapped (1959). His performance in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) made him an international star. Acclaimed stage performances include productions such as Waiting for Godot (1971) and Uncle Vanya (1978). Films include Goodbye Mr Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), My Favourite Year (1982) and The Last Emperor (1987). Has published two autobiographies Loitering with Intent (1992) and The Apprentice (1996).

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Peter O'Toole, by Lewis Morley - NPG P512(17)

Peter O'Toole

by Lewis Morley
bromide print, 1963
NPG P512(17)

Peter O'Toole, by Bob Willoughby - NPG x8344

Peter O'Toole

by Bob Willoughby
bromide print, 1962
NPG x8344

Peter O'Toole, by Terry O'Neill - NPG x126138

Peter O'Toole

by Terry O'Neill
bromide fibre print, 1976
NPG x126138

Stars of the British Screen, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126889

Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
cibachrome print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126889

Stars of the British Screen, by Norman Parkinson - NPG x126895

Stars of the British Screen

by Norman Parkinson
bromide fibre print, 11 December 1985
NPG x126895

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Peter O'Toole

by Lewis Morley
resin print, 1963
NPG x45187

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Peter O'Toole

by Ilkay Mehmet
resin print, 9 December 1988
NPG x33530

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Peter O'Toole

by Ilkay Mehmet
resin print, 9 December 1988
NPG x33531

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