Kate O'Toole (actress)

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Kate O'Toole
Born1960 (age 53–54)[citation needed]
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Years active1969–present
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Kate O'Toole
Born1960 (age 53–54)[citation needed]
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
Years active1969–present

Kate O'Toole (born 1960) is an actress. She is the daughter of actors Peter O'Toole and Siân Phillips.


O'Toole attended Yale School of Drama and North London Collegiate School.[1]


O'Toole appeared in a 2006 West End production of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke at the Apollo Theatre, London, and is cast in Channel 4's Forgiven. She appeared in the first and third season of the Showtime series The Tudors as Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury.

She was nominated for Best Actress at the Irish Times Theatre awards for her role as Eleanor in Rough Magic Theatre Company's production of Terry Johnson's Dead Funny. She won Best Actress UK in the Barclays/Arts Council Theatre Awards for her performance as 'B' in Edward Albee's Three Tall Women (Lyric theatre, Belfast).


In 2010 she filmed a remake of Patrice Leconte's classic L'homme du train with Donald Sutherland and U2's Larry Mullen.

Other film credits include Hideaways (2011), Possession (2002), Dancing at Lughnasa (1998), Get Well Soon (BBC TV series), Eden, Laughter in the Dark, 32a, and John Huston's last film, The Dead. his critically acclaimed adaptation of James Joyce's short story. She appeared in RTE television's reality cookery programme The Restaurant where she succeeded in winning four out of a possible five stars.

She is executive producer of the short film Good Luck, Mr. Gorski [2]

Minister for Arts, Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, appointed her to the board of the Irish Film Board in 2013. She is board chairwoman of Ireland's highly acclaimed film festival, the Galway Film Fleadh.[3]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2008 O'Toole was convicted of driving while drunk and disqualified from driving for three years. Her blood sample showed that she was three times over the legal drink drive limit.[4]


  1. ^ Burns, Veronica (6 May 1985). "Peter O'toole's Daughter Kate Finds the Road from London to Yale to Off-Broadway Her Cup of Tea". People Magazine. Time Inc. Retrieved 31 January 2011. 
  2. ^ Official Website Goodluckmrgorski.com.
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Irish Times, 28 November 2008, page 2, report by John Fallon

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