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Peter Ustinov (1921–2004)


Peter Ustinov was a two-time Academy Award-winning film actor, a director, writer, journalist and raconteur. He wrote and directed many acclaimed stage plays and led numerous international theatrical productions. He was born Peter Alexander Freiherr von Ustinov on April 16, 1921, in Swiss Cottage, London, England, the son of Nadezhda Leontievna (... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 21 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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Filmography

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 2003 Winter Solstice (TV Movie)
Hughie McLellan (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
 2003 Luther
Frederick the Wise (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
 2002 Salem Witch Trials (TV Movie)
William Stroughton
 2000 Deutschlandspiel (TV Movie)
Igor Maximytschew
 1999 Animal Farm (TV Movie)
Old Major (voice)
 1999 Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie)
Walrus
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips
Horace
 1995 The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet
Grandfather / Phoenix (voice)
 1995 The Old Curiosity Shop (TV Movie)
Grandfather
 1993 Wings of the Red Star MIG Force (TV Mini-Series)
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil
Professor Nikolais
 1991 Peter Ustinov on the Orient Express (TV Movie documentary)
Peter Ustinov (as Sir Peter Ustinov)
 1990 The Orchestra (TV Movie)
 1990 There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs
Le vétérinaire Muggione
 1989 Granpa (TV Short)
Granpa (voice)
 1988 Peep and the Big Wide World (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1986 Dead Man's Folly (TV Movie)
Hercule Poirot
 1984 Abgehört (TV Movie)
Genosse Kuruk
 1984 Memed My Hawk
Abdi Aga
 1983 Imaginary Friends (TV Movie)
 1981 The Search for Santa Claus (Short)
Grandfather
 1980 Strumpet City (TV Series)
King Edward VII
 1979 Tarka the Otter
Narrator (voice)
 1979 We'll Grow Thin Together
Victor Lasnier
 1979 Ashanti
Suleiman
 1978 The Thief of Baghdad (TV Movie)
The Caliph
 1978 Metamorphoses
Narrator (voice)
 1977 The Mouse and His Child
Manny the Rat (voice)
 1977 The Purple Taxi
Taubelman
 1977 Jesus of Nazareth (TV Mini-Series)
Herod the Great
- Part 1 (1977) ... Herod the Great
 1976 Kein Abend wie jeder andere (TV Movie)
Antiquiätenhändler 'Billy's Kunstshop'
 1976 Treasure of Matecumbe
Dr. Snodgrass
 1972 Hammersmith Is Out
Doctor
 1972 Clochemerle (TV Series)
Narrator
- The Glorious Triumph of Barthelemey Piechut (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Dreaded Arrival of Captain Tardivaux (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Inexorable Power of the Third Republic (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Scandalous Outcome of a Night of Destruction (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
- The Painful Infliction of Nicholas the Beadle (1972) ... Narrator (voice)
 1971 Babar Comes to America (TV Movie)
Narrator / All voices (voice)
 1971 Gideon (TV Movie)
Gideon
 1970 A Storm in Summer (TV Movie)
Abel Shaddick
 1969 Viva Max
General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos
 1968 The Story of Babar, the Little Elephant (TV Movie)
Narrator / All voices (voice)
 1968 Hot Millions
Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith
 1968 Klapzubova jedenáctka (TV Series)
- Muzi z Ria (1968)
 1967 The Comedians
Ambassador Manuel Pineda
 1966 Barefoot in Athens (TV Movie)
Socrates
 1965 Lady L
Prince Otto of Bavaria (uncredited)
 1965 The Peaches (Short)
Narrator (voice)
 1962 Billy Budd
Edwin Fairfax Vere - Post Captain Royal Navy
 1961 Romanoff and Juliet
The General
 1958 The Steve Allen Plymouth Show (TV Series)
Comedian / Various Customs Officials
- Episode #3.23 (1958) ... Comedian / Various Customs Officials
 1957 The Man Who Wagged His Tail
Mr. Bossi
 1957 Les espions
Michel Kiminsky
 1956 I girovaghi
Don Alfonso Pugliesi
 1956 The Legend of the Good Beasts (Short)
The Storyteller
 1955 Lola Montès
Circus Master
 1954 Peer Gynt (TV Movie)
Peer Gynt
 1954 The Egyptian
Kaptah
 1952 The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
Wonderbird (English version, voice)
 1952 Le Plaisir
Narrator (English version, voice, uncredited)
 1951 The Magic Box
Industry Man
 1951 Quo Vadis
Nero
 1951 Hotel Sahara
Emad
 1950 Odette
Lt. Alex Rabinovich / Arnauld
 1949 Private Angelo
Pvt. Angelo
 1944 The Way Ahead
Rispoli: Cafe owner
 1943 The New Lot (Short)
Keith (uncredited)
 1942 Let the People Sing
Dr. Bentika
 1942 The Goose Steps Out
Krauss
 1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
The Priest
 1941 New Acres (Short)
Young pioneer
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Show Show Self (166 credits)
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Other Works:

(4/23/62) Stage: Wrote / directed "Photo Finish," at the Saville Theatre in London, England, with Paul Rogers, Diana Wynyard and Cyril Luckham in the cast. Nicholas Garland was also director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

8 Print Biographies | 3 Interviews | 46 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Ustinov

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Russian-American relations] There was a great campaign to make life difficult for Vladimir Putin when he came in. Nobody ever mentions that George Bush was head of the CIA. What's the difference between the CIA and the KGB? Except that probably the KGB are more thorough, intelligent and more respectful of foreign traditions. See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for the role of Detective Fix in the movie Around the World in 80 Days but was rejected. Would later get the part in television remake more than 30 years later. See more »

Star Sign:

Aries

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