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

Filmography

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 2013 Fifty Years on Stage (TV Movie documentary)
 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 Teatr telewizji (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Tajny detektyw (1997) ... (play)
 1984 Amadeus (TV Movie) (play)
 1984 Amadeus (original screenplay) / (original stage play)
 1978 I askisi pente daktylon (TV Movie) (play "Five Finger Exercise")
 1977 Equus (play) / (screenplay)
 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)
 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)
- El Oido Privado (1964)
 1962 Five Finger Exercise (play)
 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:

Novel (w/Anthony Shaffer, as Peter Antony)): "Withered Murder". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Shaffer
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Did You Know?

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:

When his twin brother Anthony embarked on a writing career in the 1960s, after Peter was an established playwright, Peter asked him to consider using another name, as otherwise they would be constantly compared to and confused with each other. After Anthony declined and became successful under his own name, journalists interviewing Peter often asked him about sibling rivalry. See more »

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