Tag: Peter O’Toole

Malcolm McDowell and Mirella D'Angelo cavort in Caligula


  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     24 January     Caligula assassinated, AD41 On this day in AD41, or 41BCE, the Roman emperor Caligula was assassinated. His name was in fact Gaius Augustus Germanicus and Caligula was his nickname – meaning

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Jodie Whittaker and Peter O'Toole in Venus


  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     15 December     Soviet spacecraft Venera 7 lands on Venus, 1970 On this day in 1970, the Soviet Union landed a spacecraft on Venus. The Venera 7 had been launched from Earth on 17

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Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton in Becket


  A movie for every day of the year – a good one     10 November     Richard Burton born, 1925 On this day in 1925, Richard Walter Jenkins was born, in Pontrhydyfen, Wales. Richard was child number 12 and his mother later died giving birth to child

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Katharine Hepburn as Eleanor of Aquitaine and Anthony Hopkins as Richard the Lionheart in The Lion in Winter

The Lion in Winter

      A movie for every day of the year – a good one     03 September     Richard I of England crowned at Westminster, 1189 On this day in 1189 one of the most famous English kings was crowned in Westminster Abbey in London. Known as the

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Peter O'Toole as Jeffrey Bernard

Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell

        A night at the theatre in London’s West End is not always an evening of total entertainment: the ticket price, the discomfort of the seats, the warm G&T at the interval. But here’s an easy way to experience a night that was murder to get a

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