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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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 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 "Five Finger Exercise," performed at the Comedy Theatre in London, England, with Roland Culver, Adrianne Allen, Michael Bryant, Brian Bedford and Juliet Mills in the cast. John Gielgud was director. See more »

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

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