Peter O’Toole arrives at the 79th annual Academy Awards Nominees luncheon at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills in February, 2007. Photograph: Gabriel Buoys/AFP/Getty Images.

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the late Peter O’Toole, describing him as a man of grace and genius, during a memorial event in Londo(...)

Peter O’Toole: “Brought an extraordinary standard” to bear during a lifetime’s acting career. Photograph: Michael Walter/PA

President Michael D Higgins will join stars of stage and screen in London tomorrow to bid farewell to actor Peter O’Toole, who died on December 14t(...)

Omar Sharif: ‘When you’re working in films, you find a lady and you flirt with her instead of being bored.’ Photograph: Des Harris/The Picture Desk

Many men would envy Omar Sharif. The actor’s portrayal of Sharif Ali, prince of the desert, in David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia (1962) catapulted him t(...)

After playing a prominent role at the historic banquet for President Michael D Higgins in Windsor Castle hours earlier, Sabina Higgins returned to (...)

Leap of faith: Off the bike McQueen, that's not how it happened

It’s Oscar season, which means it’s time, yet again, to ponder the significance of historical accuracy in films. The question is, each year, thrust up(...)

Peter O’Toole with his colt, Dr Slattery, at the Connemara Pony Show in Clifden, in 1985. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Several decades ago, a man walked into Foyle’s Bar in Clifden, Co Galway. Few heads turned. After an interval, the man declared in apparent frustra(...)

Language barrier: when Peter O’Toole died last week, an Australian news anchor said ‘I’m surprised to hear he
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 is Irish
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. He has such a great command of the English language.’ Photograph: Karl Grant/Camera Press

How does the rest of the world see us? It’s a question that – if you’re Irish, at least – is endlessly fascinating. If you are among the roughly one m(...)

The actor Peter O’Toole, who shot to fame in the Oscar-winning epic Lawrence of Arabia, has died aged 81, his agent Steve Kenis said today.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to legend of stage and screen Peter O’Toole who has died at the Wellington Hospital, London, aged 81. (...)

Bill O'Herlihy takes over from James Morris. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

RONAN McGREEVY Veteran RTÉ broadcaster and public relations executive B ill O’Herlihy has been appointed as the chairman designate of the(...)