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Peter O'Toole movie star in such films as Laurence of Arabia, How to steal a million, The lion in winter and has been nominated for Actor's Guild Award

Irish actor Peter O'Toole has been named among the nominees for the Best Actor award at this year Screen Actors Guild Awards. Nominated for his performance in the film 'Venus'; last month Peter O'Toole received a Golden Globe Best Actor nomination for his work in the film.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on 28 January.

Peter O'Toole has had seven Oscar nomination without winning which ties him with Richard Burton in this category. He is also one of a handful of actors to be nominated for playing the same role in two different films; he played King Henry II in both 1964's Becket and 1968's The Lion in Winter.

Despite being turned away by Dublins Abbey theatre because he couldn't speak Irish, O'Toole has also had a successful stage life- with his finest moment perhaps appearing in Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock at Dublin's Gaiety Theatre, where he fulfilled a lifetime ambition when taking to the legendary stage of the Irish capital's Abbey Theatre in 1970 to play in Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett alongside the celebrated stage actor Donal McCann.

A confessed once heavy drinker O'Toole had stomach cancer which almost killed him in late 1970. O'Toole recovered and returned to work. The Last Emperor in 1987 showed that this O'Toole was still a fine film actor.

Living in Clifden in County Galway since 1963 and at the height of his career Peter O'Toole had homes in Dublin, London and the Paris Ritz. O'Toole had previously given his birthplace as Connemara, County Galway, he has himself suggested that this may not be accurate in the first volume of his memoirs, Loitering with Intent, saying that this was the "family version", and that he may have been born in either Kerry, Dublin, or, perhaps, Leeds, England. To avoid such complications for his children, he has ensured that both his daughter Kate and son Lorcan were born in Dublin. Elder daughter Patricia was born in England, a mistake which O'Toole regretted, famously saying: "Pat was born in Britain, the poor thing."
In her own memoir, Public Places, his former wife Sin Phillips says, "...he may or may not have been born there, but he is a true son of Connemara." His father, Patrick Joseph O'Toole was an Irish bookmaker and his mother, Constance Jane Eliot (ne Ferguson), was a Scottish born nurse.

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