O'Toole, Peter 1932-
Most widely held works about Peter O'Toole
Most widely held works by Peter O'Toole
Ratatouille ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,335 libraries worldwide
A rat named Remy dreams of becoming a great chef despite his family's wishes and the obvious problem of being a rat in a decidedly rodent-phobic profession. When fate places Remy in Paris, he finds himself ideally situated beneath a restaurant made famous by his culinary hero. Despite the apparent dangers of being an unwanted visitor in the kitchen of one of Paris' most exclusive restaurants, Remy forms an unlikely partnership with Linguini, the garbage boy, who inadvertently discovers Remy's amazing talents. They strike a deal, ultimately setting into motion a chain of extraordinary events that turns the culinary world of Paris upside down.
Lawrence of Arabia ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in English and held by 2,103 libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean ( Visual )
71 editions published between 1962 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 1,863 libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Troy ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,779 libraries worldwide
In 1193 B.C., Prince Paris, the son of the King of Troy falls in love with Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta, and convinces her to follow him away from her husband, Menelaus. The result is an epic war in which the Greeks sail to Troy and lay siege. Achilles, the greatest warrior in all the world, is called in to fight against Troy and give Greece the upper hand. Hector, the eldest son of Priam, King of Troy, and the greatest Trojan warrior, embodies the hopes of the people of his city.
Stardust ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,548 libraries worldwide
Tristan hopes to win the heart of his beautiful, but shallow love, Victoria. He promises to recover a star that fell somewhere beyond the stony wall that sets between the mundane England and the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold. So Tristan sets forth on his own journey in Stormhold. Meanwhile in that magical land, the dying king has set his four surviving sons on a quest for the crown. And the witch Lamia is seeking the heart of the star for an entirely different purpose, one that involves her secret power.
The last emperor ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,375 libraries worldwide
The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the Imperial Dragon Throne to become "Lord of 10,000 Years," China's last emperor.
Man of La Mancha ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,368 libraries worldwide
Jailed during the Spanish Inquisition for offending the church, author Miguel de Cervantes is forced to act out one of his manuscripts for the entertainment of fellow inmates. Cervantes delivers a rapturous performance as the legendary Don Quixote, the chivalrous knight whose choice to see life as it should be, not as it is, takes him into battles with an imaginary foe and into romance with the beautiful Dulcinea.
The Lion in winter ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and held by 1,363 libraries worldwide
Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over Henry's successor to the British throne.
Becket ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,255 libraries worldwide
Despite differences in rank and background, King Henry II and Thomas Becket are lifelong friends. The King is in constant conflict with the Church, which refuses to contribute financing to his wars in France, and jealously guards the tax-free status granted it by previous monarchs. When the Archbishop of Canterbury dies, Henry has a brilliant idea: rather than another pious cleric loyal to Rome, he will appoint his old friend, Thomas Becket--technically a deacon--to the post. Unfortunately, Becket takes the job seriously, holding devotion to God and the Church above his loyalty to the throne, or the person of its inhabitant. In opposition to Henry, he proves abler than his predecessors do, and the clash of two powerful personalities leads to destruction.
The Last emperor ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
The true story of Pu Yi, who, at the age of 3, toddled to the throne to become China's last emperor.
The Lion in winter ( Visual )
35 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,136 libraries worldwide
This historical novel takes place in England at Christmas in the year 1183. The aging King Henry II must name a successor, and he summons his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Acquitaine, and their three surviving sons. It is less a family reunion than a state of convocation, since the king's major rival in love and politics is Eleanor. Henry has also invited 18 year old King Phillip of France, brother of his mistress, Princess Alais. THe interplay of these proud and powerful nobles is full of intrigue and danger.
Becket ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 1,108 libraries worldwide
The historical account of King Henry II and Thomas Beckett who had been the monarch's closest friend and advisor. After Beckett's appointment as Archbishop of Canterbury, King Henry II becomes obsessed with the changed Beckett resulting in ultimate tragedy.
One night with the king ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,071 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Hadassah, the young Jewish girl who becomes the Biblical Esther, Queen of Persia. Despite her position, Hadassah's life is in danger, as the state has decreed that all Jews will be put to death. Defying warnings to remain silent, however, Hadassah struggles to save her people, evens as she seeks to win the heart of the king.
Lassie ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,059 libraries worldwide
The Carraclough family is forced to sell Lassie when they fall on hard times. On her journey of 500 miles, Lassie faces dangers, natural and human, and finds help in unexpected places as she returns to her home and the boy she loves.
Loitering with intent by Peter O'Toole ( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and French and held by 1,048 libraries worldwide
The actor's childhood in England.
Gulliver's travels ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
The tale of an 18th-century physician who takes eight years to travel through a variety of fantastical lands, only to have everyone but his wife take him for a madman when he returns home.
The Tudors. The complete second season ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
After failing to have his marriage to Katherine annulled, Henry appoints himself the head of the Church of England. Anne Boleyn insists that Henry remove the Queen from the picture. A royal visit to France finally prompts Anne to consummate her relationship with Henry. After failed attempts to have his marriage annulled, Henry's patience finally wears out and he marries Anne in secret. The king and new queen are disappointed that their first child is a girl, whom they christen Elizabeth.
Joan of Arc ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 951 libraries worldwide
Born to a peasant family, young Joan hears the voices of saints telling her to unite her besieged nation. At seventeen, she leads one of the greatest campaigns for freedom the world has ever witnessed.
Venus ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 946 libraries worldwide
Maurice, a still-working actor whiles away his dwindling days playing bit parts (corpses, mostly) or at the local pub with a pair of equally frail footlights friends, drama queen Ian and taciturn Donald. Ian announces that his niece has sent her wayward daughter to stay with him. Jessie is a borderline hooligan, surly, self-centered, willful, and a prodigious drinker. Maurice looks at Jessie with unapologetic longing, appreciating things she can't see in herself, but also the idea of youth--specifically, womanly youth. Jessie appraises Maurice to see what she can get out of him, and they play at Henry Higgins tutoring Eliza Doolittle together. Both are prickly, independent egoists, and wherever they're going, neither is going quietly.
Masada ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 833 libraries worldwide
In the first century A.D., Flavius Silva, commander of the Roman Tenth Legion in Palestine, leads his forces in combat against the remaining Jewish Zealots who have taken refuge in the seemingly impregnable fortress of Masada. There, the engineering and military might of Rome faces the passion and ingenuity of Eleazer ben Yair and his people.
Achilles (Greek mythology) Action and adventure films Actors Animated films Arabian Peninsula Bible films Biographical films Biography China Comedy films Cooking Drama Eleanor,--of Aquitaine, Queen, consort of Henry II, King of England,--1122?-1204 England Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired France--Paris Great Britain Helen of Troy (Greek mythology) Henry--II,--King of England,--1133-1189 Historical films Historical television programs History Kings and rulers Lawrence, T. E.--1888-1935 Man-woman relationships Meteors Middle East Middle East--Troy (Extinct city) Military campaigns Motion picture actors and actresses O'Toole, Peter,--1932- Paris (Legendary character) Puyi,--1906-1967 Rats Restaurants Restaurants--Employees Soldiers Stars--Mythology Television mini-series Thomas,--à Becket, Saint,--1118?-1170 Trojan War Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Witches World War (1914-1918)
O'Toole, Peter Seamus.
O'Toole, Peter Seamus 1932-
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