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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 11 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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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
Rouquet
 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)
Music Hall Performer
 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)
Narrator
- Birds, Bees and Storks (1965) ... Narrator (voice)
 1964 A Carol for Another Christmas (TV Movie)
Imperial Me
 1963 The Telegoons (TV Series)
Bluebottle / Col. Bloodnok / Henry Crun / ...
- The Lost Colony (1963) ... Bluebottle / Col. Bloodnok / Henry Crun / ... (voice)
 1963 Heavens Above!
The Rev. 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 Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (Short)
Photographer
 1960 Two Way Stretch
Dodger Lane
 1959 The Battle of the Sexes
Mr. Martin
 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
Antony
 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 The Super Secret Service (Short)
Sir Walter Smood / Reuben J. Crouch
 1952 Don't Spare the Horses (TV Series)
 1952 Goonreel (TV Movie)
Various
 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
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Show Show Director (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Other Works:

Single: Duet with Sophia Loren, "Goodness Gracious Me," was released in 1960 and reached the top four. See more »

Publicity Listings:

3 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 5 Interviews | 63 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 26 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Alternate Names:

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

Height:

5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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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 »

Trivia:

Father, with actress Britt Ekland, of actress Victoria Sellers. See more »

Trademark:

Often played multiple characters See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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