Celebrity Chart: Peter O’Toole 

by Evelyn Levenson

(posted 2013/12/31)

Here is a brief look at a celebrity’s Human Design chart using just a few of many aspects and layers of a chart. Our purpose here is to give you just a partial glimpse, through Human Design, into this person’s energy dynamics.

Peter O’Toole – Born to Be Bad?

Birth: August 2, 1932 at 12:15am in Wicklow, Ireland*

Death: December 14, 2013 in London, England


Peter_O'Toole_in_Lawrence_of_ArabiaWe lost a true force of nature when Peter O’Toole passed away at the end of 2013 at age 81. He was a powerful actor who lived life with equal gusto on and off the stage and screen.

With a Scottish mother and Irish father, Peter grew up mainly in northern England and attended catholic school for several years. After graduating, he did a brief stint as a journalist then was called up to serve in the Royal Navy for two years.

Then he became a scholarship student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London 1953-54, where his classmates included Albert Finney and Alan Bates. Unlike them, however, he pursued classic theater craft and developed his signature dramatic stage presence.

He gained recognition as a Shakespearean actor which lead to some television work and a small part in a film.

In 1962 he was cast in Lawrence of Arabia, a stunning film which quickly became a sweeping success and for which Peter received his first Oscar nomination.

After that leap into stardom, many parts came his way and he enjoyed a rich and varied career spanning nearly six decades. In was in over 50 films, dozens of television shows and dozens of stage plays.

This description of his behavior captures his flair for drama and excess, “With his first film sweeping successes, he became a drinker and carouser of mythic proportions.”1

He married a Welsh actress in 1959 and they had two daughters. “I was very happily married,” he said, but apparently she was not. Some years later, she left him.
“Cheerful and unrepentant after years of boozing and brawling, he gave up liquor in 1970.”2 He subsequently had some serious health challenges, but never lost his magical charm. He officially retired from acting in 2012.

He was the most nominated actor (8 times) never to win the Academy Award for Best Actor. He did, however, win multiple Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy, and many other recognitions. And in 2003, he received an Honorary Oscar from the Academy for his entire body of work and his lifelong contribution to film.

*Peter himself was unsure of his exact birthdate and location–he had two birth certificates! But this is the one he believed to be correct.

1,2 http://www.astro.com/astro-databank/O%27Toole,_Peter

His Chart

When looking at Peter’s chart, we find many indicators of the personality he played so vividly in his life. We can really see where many of his “bad” behaviors came from!

Peter O'Toole chart

I’ve recorded my observations about his chart. Simply click the arrow to listen.

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  1. Thank you for doing this analysis of Peter O’Toole for us. It was useful and interesting. I love the way you put things together. Good Job!

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