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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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Other Works:

Stage: Wrote "Equus," performed in the National Theatre production at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England, with Alec McCowen, Peter Firth, Alan MacNaughtan, Nicholas Clay, Gillian Barge and Jeanne Watts in the cast. John Dexter 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:

[on using LSD] It was a transporting experience, expressed in very concrete images, places and periods. It involved both generic pictures [from China and the Congo] and more strictly autobiographical ones (a book-laden boy in perhaps 1850 walking to Hebrew School through a labyrinth of alleys, perhaps in Kiev). I have never forgotten it or moved far from the sense of wonder it provided and a ... 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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