Articles Tagged 'Peter O'Toole'

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13 Definitive Portrayals of British Monarchs in Film and TV

Life is never boring if you’re the head of a country. There are international treaties to oversee, bitter arguments to overcome, threats from rivals and countries to conquer, and sometimes your personal life can’t help but get in the way, crown or no crown. These are the kind of stories that are irresistible for script-writers and movie […]


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. Things that do not normally sport shamrocks will suddenly look very lucky indeed, and there will […]


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; and a male beauty rarely glimpsed in the cinema— has died aged 81 in London after a long illness. BBC News has […]

J.K. Rowling announces Pottermore

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. Two weeks ago, the Harry Potter writer was revealed to be the real author of a mystery novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, which had been published last spring–to sparse sales–under the pseudonym, Robert Galbraith. Once Rowling’s involvement became known, the book almost instantly shot up to near the […]

“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. In a beautifully written statement for the press, he said: Dear All, It is time for me to chuck in the sponge. To retire […]

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 in minor roles (Redgrave as a regal car Queen). Why so many British stars? Cars 2’s plot […]