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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 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:

His play, "Black Comedy," was performed in an American Conservatory Theatre production in San Francisco, California. James Edmondson was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sir Peter Shaffer
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Did You Know?

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:

His partner Robert Leonard died in 1990. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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