Peter O’Toole [1932-2013]

by NJ McGarrigle

Peter O’Toole, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on the set of ‘Under Milkwood’ by Dylan Thomas

‘I will not be a common man. I will stir the smooth sands of monotony.’ – Peter O’Toole

A wonderful profile of the Irish actor returning home by Gay Talese for Esquire magazine in 1963:

“You’re talking to an Irish bookie’s son, you can’t con me!”

‘I started out as a journalist on the Yorkshire Post. Then it occurred to me I didn’t want to be writing the story – I wanted to be the story.’

From GQ magazine: