Peter O’toole: Live from the TCM Clas­sic Film Fes­ti­val

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 8.30pm, TCM Have you seen those dreary In­side the Ac­tor’s Stu­dio pro­grams, in which turgidly aca­demic host James Lip­ton seems more in­ter­ested in the col­lege his celebrity ac­tor guests at­tended than in any­thing else they have to say? Imag­ine if Lip­ton were re­placed by Robert Os­borne, a one-time of­fi­cial his­to­rian of the Acad­emy of Mo­tion Pic­ture Arts and Sciences, and by all ac­counts a top bloke. Os­borne, if any­thing, is a lit­tle too rev­er­en­tial in this 2011 in­ter­view be­fore an au­di­ence with cin­ema le­gend Peter O’Toole. Then aged 78, O’Toole is nev­er­the­less a witty and en­gag­ing speaker with near to­tal re­call as he re­flects on his life and lengthy ca­reer. A smat­ter­ing of clips from films such as his first, The Day They Robbed the Bank of Eng­land (1960), and Lawrence of Ara­bia (1962), greases the wheels. A masterclass in chat.

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