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Peter Shaffer (1926–2016)


Peter Shaffer was born on May 15, 1926 in Liverpool, England. He is known for Amadeus (1984), Equus (1977) and The Public Eye (1972). He died on June 6, 2016 in County Cork, Ireland. See full bio »

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(age 90) in County Cork, Ireland

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

Known For

Amadeus Writer
(1984)
Equus Writer
(1977)
(1972)

Filmography

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 2018 Amadeus (TV Special) (play "Amadeus")
 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie) (written by - segment "Amadeus")
 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)
 1997 Television Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Tajny detektyw (1997) ... (play)
 1995 Mavri komodia (play: Black Comedy)
 1984 Amadeus (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 To theatro tis Tetartis (TV Series) (play)
 1984 Amadeus (original screenplay) / (original stage play)
 1978 I askisi pente daktylon (TV Movie) (play "Five Finger Exercise")
 1977 Equus (based upon the stage play by) / (screenplay by)
 1976 Black Comedy (TV Movie)
 1976 To theatro tis Defteras (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Mavri komodia (1976)
 1974 Noche de teatro (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Ejercicio para cinco dedos (1974) ... (play)
 1973 Ki megy a nõ után (TV Movie) (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)
 1964 Estudio 3 (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise (play)
 1960 Terror in der Waage (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Studio One (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:

(1972 to 1973 season) His play, "The Royal Hunt of the Sun," was performed at the Trinity Repertory Company Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. Adrian Hall was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. A. Christina Giannini was costume designer. Roger Morgan was lighting designer. Richard Cumming was music director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Shaffer
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Personal Quote:

When you first do a play, the actors tend to eye you ingratiatingly, with a kind of respectful hope, as if you are the repository of some great secret which they must have. Three weeks later, these roles are reversed. It is you, the author, who is sidling up to them nervously and saying in a low voice "I wonder if you'd mind putting in this line, or saying this to her". And quite often the ... See more »

Trivia:

Peter and twin brother Anthony have both won Tony Awards for Best Play: Anthony's only nomination/win came in 1971 for "Sleuth". Peter was nominated 4 times, for "Black Comedy"(1967), "Lettice and Lovage"(1990), and his two wins, "Equus"(1975), and "Amadeus"(1981). See more »

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