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Peter Sellers (I) (1925–1980)

Often credited as the greatest comedian of all time, Peter Sellers was born to a well-off English acting family in 1925. His mother and father worked in an acting company run by his grandmother. As a child, Sellers was spoiled, as his parents' first child had died at birth. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force and served during World War II. After ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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 1978 Kingdom of Gifts
The Slightly Larcenous Mayor (voice)
 1974 Undercovers Hero
Général Latour / Major Robinson / Herr Schroeder / ...
 1973 The Blockhouse
 1972 A Day at the Beach
The Salesman (as A. Queen)
 1972 Sykes (TV Series)
Tommy Grando
- Stranger (1972) ... Tommy Grando
 1972 Where Does It Hurt?
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel
 1970 Simon Simon (Short)
Man with two cars
 1970 'Wiltons' - The Handsomest Hall in Town (TV Movie)
 1970 Hoffman
Benjamin Hoffman
 1969 It Takes a Thief (TV Series)
Man in Harbor Records Office
- Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars? (1969) ... Man in Harbor Records Office
 1967 Woman Times Seven
Jean (segment "Funeral Procession")
 1966 The Wrong Box
Doctor Pratt
 1965 Birds, Bees and Storks (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1965 Not Only... But Also (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1965)
 1965 Tales from Hoffnung (TV Series)
- Birds, Bees and Storks (1965) ... Narrator (voice)
 1964 A Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie)
Imperial Me
 1963 Heavens Above!
The Reverend John Smallwood
 1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
Pearly Gates
 1962 Trial and Error
Wilfred Morgenhall, Solicitor
 1962 The Road to Hong Kong
Indian Neurologist (uncredited)
 1962 Only Two Can Play
John Lewis
 1960 Never Let Go
Lionel Meadows
 1960 The Battle of the Sexes
Mr. Martin
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Dodger Lane
 1959 The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (Short)
Photographer (uncredited)
 1959 I'm All Right Jack
Fred Kite / Sir John Kennaway
 1959 Man in a Cocked Hat
Señor Amphibulos - the prime minister
 1958 tom thumb
 1958 Up the Creek
CPO Doherty
 1958 The April 8th Show (Seven Days Early) (TV Movie)
Various Characters
 1957 Your Past Is Showing
Sonny MacGregor
 1957 Big Time Operators
Percy Quill
 1957 Yes, It's the Cathode-Ray Tube Show! (TV Series)
Various Characters (1957) (voice)
 1956 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Snowball ('Snowball') / Cyril Owlham ('The Birdwatcher')
- Double Bill: Snowball/The Birdwatcher (1956) ... Snowball ('Snowball') / Cyril Owlham ('The Birdwatcher')
 1956 Son of Fred (TV Series)
Various / Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Various
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1956 A Show Called Fred (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.2 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1956 The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.6 (1956) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.1 (1956) ... Various Characters
 1956 The Man Who Never Was
Winston Churchill (voice, uncredited)
 1956 The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn (Short)
Narrator / Supt. Quilt / Asst. Commissioner Sir Jervis Fruit / ...
 1955 John and Julie
Police Constable Diamond
 1954 And So to Bentley (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #1.6 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.5 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.4 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.3 (1954) ... Various Roles
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... Various Roles
 1953 The Adventures of Sadie
Parrot (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Beat the Devil
Billy Dannreuther (voice, uncredited)
 1953 The Super Secret Service (Short)
Sir Walter Smood / Reuben J. Crouch
 1952 Don't Spare the Horses (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1952)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
 1952 Trial Gallop (TV Movie)
 1951 Let's Go Crazy (Short)
Groucho Marx / Giuseppe / Cedric / ...
 1951 Penny Points to Paradise
The Major / Arnold Fringe
 1951 Ça c'est du cinéma (UK version) (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Black Rose
Lu Chung (voice, uncredited)
 1915 Burlesque on Carmen (Short)
Narrator 1951 UK Sound Version
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (7 credits)
Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (5 credits)
Show Show Self (62 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (60 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

CD: "Celebration of Sellers" (four-disc set). See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 63 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 27 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Peter Sellers CBE | The Goons | Peter | A. Queen


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Personal Quote:

[on developing a role for the screen] I walk around, trying different accents, feeling my way to the character. I stare at my own image in the mirror every morning, waiting for the other fellow - the man I'm going to play - to emerge and stare back at me. I am waiting for the stranger to come into my life. When it happens, I have this flush of happiness. See more »


Prince Charles had been a fan of Sellers since "The Goon Show". In 1975, after he had seen The Return of the Pink Panther (1975) in Montreal, he wrote to Sellers that he'd laughed so hard he had wet the dress of the woman in the next seat. See more »


Often ad-libbed some of the most memorable lines his characters say in his films See more »

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