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Peter Shaffer

Educated St Paul's School & Trinity College, Cambridge. Worked in Aquisitions Dept. of New York Public Library and for music publisher Boosey & Hawkes before finding fame as playwright. See full bio »
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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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 2008 Equus (TV Movie)
 1999 O Poder da Górgone (TV Movie) (play)
 1998 Midsomer Murders (TV Series) (extracts from "Amadeus" by - 1 episode)
- Death of a Hollow Man (1998) ... (extracts from "Amadeus" by)
 1997 O Fusível (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Amadeus (original screenplay) / (original stage play)
 1984 Amadeus (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 I askisi pente daktylon (TV Movie) (play "Five Finger Exercise")
 1977 Equus (play) / (screenplay)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ejercicio para cinco dedos (1974) ... (play)
 1972 The Public Eye (play) / (screenplay)
 1970 BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Five Finger Exercise (1970) ... (play)
 1967 The Private Ear (TV Movie) (one-act play)
 1966 The Pad and How to Use It (play "The Private Ear")
 1965 BBC 3 (TV Series)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise (play)
 1960 Terror in der Waage (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Salt Land (1955) ... (writer)
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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Lettice and Lovage", performed at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch, England, with Marcia Warren and Jennifer Piercy in the cast. Glen Walford was the director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Shaffer
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Personal Quote:

I think think some of the reasons I've had a sense of happiness in my life, a sense of fulfillment, is that I began with a sense of invisibility about myself. As I evolve I become more visible. When I'm 100, if I manage to write lots of plays, I can read them all in a row and it may give me some vague sense - only vague - of what I am and was. See more »

Trivia:

Both he and his brother Anthony Shaffer have adapted their own successful plays into successful films: Peter wrote Amadeus (1984), and Anthony wrote Sleuth (1972). See more »

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