Peter O’Toole, best known for his portrayal of Lawrence of Arabia has died at the age of 81. Steven Spielberg who said the movie “stunned him” and thought the picture was “a miracle” also said of O’Toole, “can you imagine anyone else playing T.E. Lawrence other than Peter O’Toole?”
Actor Peter O’Toole, who starred in Sir David Lean’s 1962 film classic Lawrence of Arabia, died on Saturday aged 81, his agent has said.
He was being treated at London’s Wellington hospital after a long illness, his agent added.
O’Toole’s daughter Kate said the family was overwhelmed “by the outpouring of real love and affection being expressed towards him, and to us”.
He received an honorary Oscar in 2003, having initially turned it down.
Spielberg talking about Lawrence Of Arabia.