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).
Watch a film clip on the sitter from the BBC Archive in the Media section below
by P.A. Reuter Photos Ltd
vintage print, 13 September 1959
by Associated Press
bromide press print, July 1961