Tag Archives: Peter O’Toole

Five Irish Things The British Have Adopted

This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green.

In Memoriam: The Brits We Lost in 2013

2013 was a wonderful year of anniversaries and milestones in British pop culture, but we would be remiss if we didn't reflect on the passings of some remarkable Brits over the past 12 months.

Peter O’Toole Dead at 81: Watch Some of His Greatest Scenes

Peter O’Toole—the Irish stage and screen actor who earned massive acclaim in Britain and around the world; an eight-time Oscar nominee who went winless beyond an honorary award; a quarrelsome, hard-drinking enfant terrible; ...

Brits with Birthdays: J.K. Rowling Turns the Page on Another Year, and More

J.K. Rowling is having a busy month. Not Benedict Cumberbatch busy, but busy nonetheless.

“The Heart For It Has Gone Out Of Me” – Peter O’Toole Retires

Peter O’Toole, the last of that singular actor generation of magnificently-dishevelled gentlemen carousers – including Oliver Reed and Richard Harris – has announced his retirement from stage, film and TV work.

As ‘Cars 2′ Rolls In, The Top Five Cartoon Performances by Brits

Brits go heavy metal in Cars 2, the Pixar-Disney animated sequel film opening this Friday (June 24), as Michael Caine, Emily Mortimer and Eddie Izzard all voice major vehicular characters. Jason Isaacs and Vanessa Redgrave also pipe up ...