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Peter Shaffer (1926–2016)


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 »

Died:

(age 90) in County Cork, Ireland

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Amadeus
Amadeus Writer
(1984)
Equus
Equus Writer
(1977)
The Public Eye
(1972)

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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 (TV Movie) (play)
 1978 I askisi pente daktylon (TV Movie) (play "Five Finger Exercise")
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ejercicio para cinco dedos (1974) ... (play)
 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)
 1965 BBC 3 (TV Series)
 1964 Estudio 3 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- El Oido Privado (1964)
 1960 Terror in der Waage (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Balance of Terror (1958) ... (play)
 1957 Balance of Terror (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Salt Land (1955) ... (writer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Black Comedy: and (w/August Strindberg) "Miss Julie," performed in a Chichester Festival Theatre production at the National Theatre at the Chichester in Chichester, Sussex, England, with 'Albert Finney (I)', Maggie Smith, Doris Hare, Derek Jacobi and Louise Purnell in the cast. Elliott Exter and John Dexter were ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Shaffer
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Personal Quote:

I've often wondered, because of my frequent sojourns in America, how much good psychiatry and all the rest of it was doing those of my acquaintances who were in treatment. I know a couple who appear to have benefited from it, but most, whatever they may think, haven't changed at all. I began to wonder some time ago whether it might not be a false religion with a lot of worshipers. See more »

Trivia:

He was award Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 New Year's Honours List for his services to drama. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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