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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers -- The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies.

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26 August 2004 (Australia) See more »
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Never judge a man by his cover. See more »
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The feature adaptation of Roger Lewis' book about the actor best remembered as Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 30 wins & 33 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Geoffrey Rush ... Peter Sellers

Charlize Theron ... Britt Ekland

Emily Watson ... Anne Sellers

John Lithgow ... Blake Edwards

Miriam Margolyes ... Peg Sellers

Peter Vaughan ... Bill Sellers

Sonia Aquino ... Sophia Loren

Stanley Tucci ... Stanley Kubrick

Stephen Fry ... Maurice Woodruff

Henry Goodman ... Dennis Selinger

Alison Steadman ... Casting Agent

Peter Gevisser ... Ted Levy

David Robb ... Dr. Lyle Wexler

Edward Tudor-Pole ... Spike Milligan (as Edward Tudor Pole)

Steve Pemberton ... Harry Secombe

Nigel Havers ... David Niven

Mackenzie Crook ... Car Salesman
George Cicco ... Michael Sellers, 3 Yrs.

James Bentley ... Michael Sellers, 7-10 Yrs.
Eliza Darby ... Sarah Sellers
Lance Ellington ... Singer / Ray Ellington

Lucy Punch ... Lead Stewardess

Heidi Klum ... Ursula Andress
Nick Maloney ... Interviewer - Switzerland
Jane Milligan ... Reporter - Pink Panther Premiere

Joseph Long ... Carlo Ponti
Bob Sherman ... Movie Executive
Sam Dastor ... Hal Ashby
Mona Hammond ... Ruth Attaway / Louise the Maid

Alan Williams ... 'Casino Royale' Director
Grant Russell ... Plastic Surgeon
Julian Littman ... Businessman on Plane
Tope Oluwole ... Beautiful Black Woman
Kate Burrell ... Sophia's stand-in

Rosie Fellner ... Emma - Selinger's secretary
In-Sook Chappell ... So Mi - Girl at Screening

Tom Wu ... Burt Kwouk / Cato
Kenneth Hadley ... Limo Driver
Robert Wilfort ... Motorcycle Delivery Man

Ty Glaser ... 'Millionairess' Girl with Phone

Molly Hallam ... Hilary - 'Strangelove' Assistant

Richard Ayoade ... Photographer at Wedding
Simon Markey ... Reporter - Sophia Loren Arrives

Bruce Mackinnon ... Reporter #1 - Britt at Hospital
Josh Cole ... Reporter #2 - Britt at Hospital
Richard Syms ... Newscaster #1
Osmund Bullock ... Newscaster #2
Markus Napier ... Maitre D' - Switzerland
Kennie Andrews ... Maintenance Man
Vera Zaal ... Car Showroom 60's Sci-Fi Girl
Tiara Tian ... Car Showroom Asian Beauty
Charlotte Connoley ... Car Showroom Blonde Bombshell
Stephanie Jacob ... Nurse with Wheelchair
Gerrard McArthur ... Wayne - Studio Engineer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ray Donn ... Studio Cameraman (uncredited)

Emilia Fox ... Lynne Frederick (uncredited)
Andrew Houghton ... Pink Panther 1st Assistant Director (uncredited)
Polly Kemp ... Doctor (uncredited)

Talia Lanning ... Victoria Sellers (uncredited)
John Perkins ... Hospital Porter (uncredited)
Chuen Tsou ... Oddjob Chauffeur (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Hopkins 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Roger Lewis (book)

Christopher Markus (teleplay) &
Stephen McFeely (teleplay)

Produced by
Ben Baker .... on-line video producer
Simon Bosanquet .... producer
Freddy De Mann .... executive producer
Pilar DeMann .... associate producer
Juanita F. Diana .... associate producer (as Juanita Diana Feeney)
George Faber .... executive producer
David Z. Obadiah .... producer: title sequence
Charles Pattinson .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
 
Cinematography by
Peter Levy 
 
Film Editing by
John Smith 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Norman Garwood 
 
Art Direction by
Chris Lowe (supervising art director)
John Ralph 
Lucy Richardson 
 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Gray 
 
Costume Design by
Jill Taylor 
 
Makeup Department
Enzo Angileri .... hair stylist: Ms. Theron
Martin Astles .... makeup effects sculptor
Greg Cannom .... special makeup effects artist
Ashley Johnson .... hair stylist
Ashley Johnson .... makeup artist
Davy Jones .... prosthetic makeup artist
John Kim .... makeup effects technician
Mary Kim .... makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Ameneh Mahloudji .... makeup artist
Veronica McAleer .... chief hair designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Veronica McAleer .... chief makeup designer (as Veronica Brebner)
Tamara Mills .... makeup trainee
Mark Nieman .... silicone prosthetic department supervisor: Captive Audience Productions
Tapio Salmi .... hair stylist
Tapio Salmi .... makeup artist
Rupert Simon .... additional hair stylist
Rupert Simon .... additional makeup artist
Barbara Taylor .... crowd hair
Todd Tucker .... special makeup effects artist
Keith VanderLaan .... makeup effects creator: Captive Audience Productions
Wesley Wofford .... special makeup effects artist
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou .... make-up and hair (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Michael Harm .... unit manager
Joseph Jayawardena .... unit manager
Rachel Neale .... unit production manager
Keri Putnam .... executive in charge of production
Greg Spence .... post-production supervisor
Janet Fries Eckholm .... additional post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mike Brewster .... second unit director
Rob Burgess .... third assistant director: crowd
Ben Lanning .... third assistant director
Cliff Lanning .... first assistant director
Matthew Sharp .... second assistant director
Nick Simmonds .... additional third assistant crowd director
Kevin Westley .... first assistant director: second unit
 
Art Department
David Balfour .... property master
John Bohan .... construction manager
Graham Caulfield .... drapesmaster
Dean Clegg .... stand-by art director
Stephen Daly .... storyboard artist
Mark Dowling .... Standby painter
Paul Duff .... carpenter
Robert J. Dugdale .... scenic artist
Michael Finlay .... painter
Robert Hill .... chargehand stand-by
Paul Kirby .... draughtsman
Cathal MacIlwaine .... stand-by carpenter
Tom Martin .... assistant construction manager (as Thomas Martin)
Duncan McDevitt .... propmaker
Graham Mitchell .... carpenter
Nina Ross .... graphics
Jamie Shelley .... painter
Gregor Telfer .... props
Kate Venner .... prop buyer/assistant decorator
Clive Ward .... head scenic painter
John Wells .... assistant propmaster
Jack Garwood .... stand-by props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... re-recording mixer
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Victoria Brazier .... sound editor
Felicity Cottrell .... foley artist
Colette D. Dahanne .... adr mixer (as Colette Dahanne)
Zack Davis .... dialogue editor
Tim Hands .... supervising sound editor
Adam Jenkins .... re-recording mixer
Robin Johnson .... boom operator
Simon Kaye .... production sound mixer
Laura Lovejoy .... dialogue editor
Anna MacKenzie .... sound editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
James Mather .... foley editor
Doug Mountain .... supervising sound engineer (as Douglas Mountain)
Ryan Murphy .... sound recordist
Andrew Neil .... adr mixer
Geoffrey G. Rubay .... sound effects editor
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
David Sutton .... boom operator
David Sutton .... sound maintenance
Tami Treadwell .... adr recordist
Karen Vassar Triest .... sound editorial assistant (as Karen Vassar)
Alexander Beddow .... adr assistant (uncredited)
Bob Bowman .... first assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Jennie Evans .... additional sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Jack Firman .... special effects technician: Captive Audience Productions
Jonathan Edward Graham .... digital animation
Mark Haddenham .... special effects senior technician
David Johns .... snow effects technician
Kristen Lobstein .... special effects technician
Stephen Shelley .... snow effects supervisor
Brian Van Dorn .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Carmen Avila .... assistant photographer (as Carmen Yadira Avila)
Adrian Banton .... digital artist
Adrian Banton .... digital compositor
Angus Bickerton .... visual effects designer
Jim Bowers .... digital matte painter
Camille Cellucci .... visual effects producer
Patrick Clancey .... digital opticals
James Clarke .... visual effects
Mike Connolly .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Neil Culley .... digital artist
Jerome Dewhurst .... di engineer
Stephen Elson .... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Sean Farrow .... digital artist
Sean Farrow .... senior visual effects compositor
Andy Fowler .... visual effects producer
David Gibbons .... matte artist
Jon Graham .... digital artist
Jon Graham .... visual effects artist
Mick Harper .... digital artist
Tiana Harper .... visual effects coordinator
David Haslop .... digital artist
Barrie Hemsley .... visual effects producer
Sarah Hemsley .... production and operations
Tim Hey .... digital artist
Richard Higham .... digital artist
Robin Huffer .... digital artist
Mark Intravartolo .... digital effects artist
Tim Jones .... digital artist
Ntana Key .... second digital colorist: EFILM
Duncan Kinnaird .... digital artist
Duncan Kinnaird .... senior visual effects compositor
Mark Kolpack .... visual effects producer: The Post Group
Robin Kurz .... digital compositor
Simon Leech .... digital artist
Kevin Lin .... digital cleanup artist
Christopher Lloyd .... visual effects editor
Natalie MacDonald .... digital compositor
Andrew MacLeod .... digital artist
Dan McRae .... scanning and recording
Warren J. Mills .... digital I/O
Steve Mitchell .... matte artist
Nick New .... digital artist
Jeff North .... digital artist
Roma O'Connor .... visual effects coordinator
Chris Panton .... digital artist
Joe Pavlo .... visual effects supervisor
Dylan Penhale .... digital systems manager
Paul Poetsch .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Glen Pratt .... digital artist
Petra Schwane .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Steven J. Scott .... digital intermediate colorist: EFilm
Foad Shah .... digital artist
Catherine M. Shaw .... visual effects coordinator
Matina Skouteri .... scanning and recording: Framestore CFC
Rupert Smith .... production and operations
Maria Stroka .... film recording producer
Marios Theodosi .... digital compositor
Paul Tuersley .... digital artist
Paola Varvaro .... digital cleanup artist
Victor Wade .... digital artist
Tim Walton .... digital artist
Val Wardlaw .... visual effects supervisor: Baseblack
Sharon Warmington .... digital artist
Andrew White .... CGI artist
Aubrey Woodiwiss .... film scanning recording
Peter 'Beak' Cvijanovic .... Inferno artist: Post Group (uncredited)
Thomas Mathai .... data manager (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Nicola Berwick .... stunt performer (as Nicky Berwick)
George Cottle .... stunt performer
Carly Harrup .... stunt performer (as Carly Harrop)
Gary Powell .... stunt coordinator
David Ware .... stunt performer
Rowley Irlam .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Simon Baker .... camera operator: "b" camera
Mike Brewster .... director of photography: second unit
Stuart Bunting .... grip camera
Barney Davis .... second assistant camera
Mark Evans .... gaffer
Alex Griffiths .... camera loader
Eugene Grobler .... balloon light operator
Rodrigo Gutierrez .... camera operator: "b" camera
Luke Andrew Haddock .... video assistant trainee
Rawdon Hayne .... first assistant camera
Scott Hillier .... hod electrical rigger
Nikos Kalimerakis .... best boy
Iain Mackay .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Nick Ray .... grip
Peter Robertson .... camera operator: "a" camera
Oliver Upton .... additional still photographer
Martyn Welland .... electrician
Charlie Woodburn .... first assistant camera: aerial unit
Adam Dale .... aerial camera operator (uncredited)
Ian Speed .... libra technician (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Paul Donnellon .... animator
Paul Donnellon .... character designer
John Sunter .... assistant animator: title sequence
 
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Rosalie Clayton .... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... adr voice casting
Tamara Gillon .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sally Crees .... costume assistant
Sally Davis .... costume assistant
Steve O'Sullivan .... costume assistant
Charlotte Sewell .... assistant costume designer
Marion Weise .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Matthew Crocker .... post-production assistant
Michael Healey .... digital colorist
Christina Kim .... post-production coordinator
Curtis Lindersmith .... digital intermediate editor
Andrew Morgado .... post-production assistant
Jeff Schweikart .... post-production assistant
Hereward Selby .... first assistant editor
Lori Taffet .... post-production coordinator
Paul C. Warschilka .... assistant editor
Mark Wright .... negative cutter
Michael Moran .... post-production assistant (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Lucy Foulds .... location assistant
Martin Joy .... assistant location manager
Sue Quinn .... location manager
 
Music Department
Mark Berrow .... musician: violin
P.J. Bloom .... music consultant
P.J. Bloom .... music supervisor
Rachel Bolt .... viola
James Seymour Brett .... music arranger
James Seymour Brett .... orchestrator
David Crofts .... musician: ukulele
Karen Elliott .... music supervisor
Richard Ford .... music editor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestral contractor
Oliver Hug .... assistant music editor
Evyen Klean .... music consultant
Gerard McCann .... music editor: pre-view
Yann McCullough .... assistant music engineer
Dave Jewerén Moore .... scoring assistant engineer
Magic A. Moreno .... Mag and Optical Transfer Engineer: Todd Hollywood
Emily Rogers Swanson .... music editor (as Emily Rogers)
Lee Scott .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
 
Transportation Department
Gary Birmingham .... unit transport manager
Guy Bostock .... action vehicle coordinator
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician
Lee Isgar .... driver: Geoffrey Rush
Richard Magennis .... driver: props runaround
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician
 
Other crew
Carolyn Allen .... set tutor
Guy Barker .... post-production accountant
Francesca Castellano .... production coordinator
Gavin Charlton .... chef
Nikki Clapp .... script supervisor
Paul Donnellon .... title designer: main titles
Kate Garwood .... assistant: Stephen Hopkins
Rob Grundy .... supervising armorer
Andrew Haddock .... video coordinator
Liam Hearne .... assistant post-production accountant
Sarah Hunt .... assistant production accountant
Nikki Inwood .... utility stand-in
Lee Isgar .... assistant: Geoffrey Rush
Carlton Jarvis .... set medical advisor
Yvonne Jimenez .... assistant: Mary Kim, makeup effects production supervisor: Captive Audience Productions Inc.
Aghi D. Koh .... executive in charge of development
Harvey Lowry .... operations manager: Captive Audience Productions
Duncan Manning .... chef
Zoe Margolis .... floor runner
Franka Mavrides .... production assistant
James McLaren .... production dailies
Neil Morphew .... stand-in
Steve Morphew .... stand-in: Geoffrey Rush
Heather Noble .... assistant coordinator
Ginny Nugent .... production executive
Joe Oppenheimer .... development executive
Geraldine Patten .... production secretary
Justine Redfern .... assistant to producer
Emily Rice .... post-production accountant
Deborah Ross .... additional title designer
Paul Sacks .... set production assistant
Richard Senior .... production runner
Emily Ann Sonnet .... production runner
Miranda Thompson .... studio executive
Rebecca Thornell .... clearance
Andrew White .... title designer
Jack Yiokoumi .... chef
Christopher Xavier Lozano .... stills photography (uncredited)
Paul Sacks .... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
 

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Trivia:
Not only were scenes with Peter Sellers' fourth wife, Lynne Frederick, cut from the final print, but no direct mention of his third wife or fiancé Liza Minnelli is made. Their short engagement ended, when she pulled off his toupée as a joke.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Sellers, along with some ladies, is seen riding in a stretch limousine version of a late-1980s Mercury Grand Marquis. This scene is supposed to be set sometime between Sellers' divorce from Britt Ekland in 1968 and the filming of The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), and Sellers died in 1980, years before this car was was in production.See more »
Quotes:
Businessman on Plane:Excuse me, but aren't you Peter Sellers?
Peter Sellers:Not today.
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Love is a Many Splendored ThingSee more »

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51 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
I wanted to like this film, but, 16 December 2004
Author: Joseph Stephens from Modesto, CA

Peter Sellers is without question one the greatest comical geniuses of not just the 20th Century, but of all time. Rush's portrayal of Sellers is brilliant, a man whose true self was as transparent of one his many character creations. For those seaking an "A&E Biography Channel" type film will be sorely disappointed as was I. I wasn't prepared for this alternative packaging of the material. I've seen it twice an am afraid it will be a third viewing before I am truly able to grasp it's full meaning. In as well crafted a movie can be, the camera work, set decoration, period computer enhancements to better reflect the era, all work together in producing a beautiful piece of cinematic eye candy. So much so that is takes away from the story to be told. If trying to show this tragic human bankruptcy, mortgaged in a quest for fame and fortune, then the producers did a fine job.

One doesn't know whether to love or hate Sellers. It's not hard to understand why those close to the man disapprove of this film's tone. In a mad-cap dash that gallops all over the globe, in and out of the arms of the world's most beautiful women, we see a man consumed with lust and how the condition can drive men obscenely crazy. For a unique look at the life of Peter Sellers, one can't go wrong by watching this movie.

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