It might seem interesting to the onlooker or the fan of the great actor Peter O'Toole who is hanging up
his script after reaching the ripe old age of 8O in the forthcoming month of August 2O12: O'Toole
has blogged that he is past it and that the time has come for him to give it up and he is retiring.
The relevant clause seems to be in the blog that O'Toole has been NOMINATED 8 times presumably
for acting prizes viz The Oscar .... a prize awarded in Hollywood USA to a winning actor. But since
the inferance is that he has been "Nominated" and therefore has not won in this Eighth attempt
to win this much desired acting prize he feels the time has come to take retirement. But unlike ...
my colleagues in teaching O'Toole has not been forced out of the acting profession and has
stood his ground firmly up to including his oncoming 8Oth birthday.
In the teaching profession there are those of us who have had to take early retirement at
5O and never got as far as O'Toole, as, in fact we are 3O years short of 8O so much so
that at 5O we are coming to terms with the gravity and poverty of early retirement as once
you are out of teaching you are out of it for good!
O'Toole is a great actorso I suppose he knows how to fight back, so therefore for drama
lecturers he might have become a role model had be won his desired acting prize rather
than being Nominated as much as eight times!
Nomination as a term is new to me and I have been nominated :
Clarins: Woman of the Year 2O12 for the first time ever but again I would be keen to
take early retirement as a would be Woman of the Year since I did not get the coveted
prize! Will keep posting the outcome