Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Richard Henry Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980), known as Peter Sellers, was a British comedian and actor best known as Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series, for playing three different characters in Dr. Strangelove, as Clare Quilty in Lolita, and as the man-child and TV-addicted Chance the gardener in his penultimate film, Being There. Leading actress Bette Davis once remarked of him, "He isn't an actor—he's a chameleon." Sellers rose to fame on the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show. His ability to speak in different accents (e.g., French, Indian, American, German, as well as British regional accents), along with his talent to portray a range of characters to comic effect, contributed to his success as a radio personality and screen actor and earned him national and international nominations and awards. Many of his characters became ingrained in public perception of his work. Sellers' private life was characterized by turmoil and crises, and included emotional problems and substance abuse. Sellers was married four times, and had three children from the first two marriages. An enigmatic figure, he often claimed to have no identity outside the roles that he played, but he left his own portrait since, "he obsessively filmed his homes, his family, people he knew, anything that took his fancy right to the end of his life—intimate film that remained undiscovered until long after his death in 1980." The director Peter Hall has said: "Peter had the ability to identify completely with another person, and think his way physically, mentally and emotionally into their skin. Where does that come from? I have no idea. Is it a curse? Often. I think it's not enough though in this business to have talent. You have to have talent to handle the talent. And that I think Peter did not have." Description above from the Wikipedia article Peter Sellers, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Name Peter Sellers
Also Known As
Birthday 1925-09-08
Deathday 1980-07-24
Gender Male
IMDB Peter Sellers profile on IMDB
Place of Birth Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK
As: Clare Quilty
1962-06-13
Lolita...
As: Insp. Jacques Clouse
1963-12-19
The Pink Panther...
As: Jacques Clouseau
1964-06-23
A Shot in the Dark...
As: Rudolf IV/Rudolf V/S
1979-08-17
The Prisoner of Zend...
As: Chance
1979-12-19
Being There...
As: Dr. Kabir
1960-10-18
The Millionairess...
As: Dr. Fritz Fassbender
1965-06-22
What's New Pussycat?...
As: Hrundi V. Bakshi
1968-04-04
The Party...
As: Harry, alias 'Mr. Ro
1956-02-20
The Ladykillers...
As: Fu Manchu / Nayland
1980-08-08
The Fiendish Plot of...
As: Sidney Wang
1976-06-23
Murder by Death...
As: Chief Inspector Clou
1978-07-19
Revenge of the Pink ...
As: Sir Guy Grand KG, KC
1970-02-11
The Magic Christian...
As: Inspector Clouseau
1975-05-21
The Return of the Pi...
As: Indian Neurologist (
1962-05-22
The Road to Hong Kon...
As: Assorted
1956-01-01
The Case of the Mukk...
As: Evelyn Tremble
1967-04-13
Casino Royale...
As: Chief Inspector Clou
1976-12-15
The Pink Panther Str...
As: Benjamin Hoffman
1970-01-01
Hoffman...
As: Grand Duchess Gloria
1959-10-26
The Mouse That Roare...
As: Chef Inspektor Jacqu
1982-12-17
Trail of the Pink Pa...
As: The March Hare
1972-01-01
Alice's Adventures i...
As: Fred Kite
1960-04-08
I'm All Right Jack...
As: King of Hearts
1966-12-26
Alice in Wonderland...
As: Percy Quill
1957-04-09
The Smallest Show on...
As: The Major / Arnold F
1951-01-01
Penny Points to Para...
As: Wilfred Morgenhall
1962-09-25
Trial and Error...
As: Prime Minister Amphi
1960-04-11
Carlton-Browne of th...
As: Lionel Meadows
1963-06-14
Never Let Go...
As: Robert Danvers
1970-12-15
There's a Girl in My...
As: Harold Fine
1968-10-06
I Love You, Alice B....
As: Pearly Gates
1963-04-02
The Wrong Arm of the...
As: Gen. Leo Fitzjohn
1962-01-01
Waltz of the Toreado...
As: Mr. Martin
1960-04-25
The Battle of the Se...
As: Jean
1967-06-27
Woman Times Seven...
As: Général Latour / M
1974-01-24
Soft Beds, Hard Batt...
As: Doctor Pratt
1966-06-19
The Wrong Box...
As: Dodger Lane
1961-01-23
Two Way Stretch...
As: Sonny MacGregor
1957-12-03
The Naked Truth...
As: Aldo Vanucci / Feder
1966-01-01
After the Fox...
As: Auguste Topaze
1961-04-04
I Like Money...
As: Henry Orient
1964-03-19
The World of Henry O...
As: Rouquet
1973-01-01
The Blockhouse...
As: Multiple Roles
1951-05-01
Let's Go Crazy...
As: John Lewis
1962-03-20
Only Two Can Play...
As: Antony
1958-12-22
Tom Thumb...
As: Dr. Albert T. Hopfne
1972-09-29
Where Does It Hurt?...
As: Queen Victoria
1975-08-15
The Great McGonagall...
As: Imperial Me
1964-12-28
A Carol for Another ...
As: Major Bloodnok
1952-10-01
Down Among the Z Men...
As: Pvt. Goffin
1954-10-01
Orders Are Orders...
As: The Salesman (as A.
1972-04-17
A Day at the Beach...
As: Unknown
1959-10-31
The Running Jumping ...
As: Juan Bautista
1967-09-28
The Bobo...
As: (archive footage)
1951-03-23
The Slappiest Days o...
As: CPO Doherty
1959-11-10
Up the Creek...
As: Sam
1973-10-17
The Optimists of Nin...
As: Police Constable Dia
1955-07-26
John and Julie...
As: Voice of Parrot
1953-12-01
Our Girl Friday...
As: The Rev. John Smallw
1963-05-20
Heavens Above!...
As: Unknown
1972-05-10
The Last Goon Show o...
As: Man with two cars
1970-06-01
Simon Simon...
As: Dick Scratcher
1984-01-01
Ghost in the Noonday...
As: Unknown
1969-06-07
One Pair of Eyes - N...
As: Himself (archive foo
2014-12-10
Spike Milligan: Love...
As: Group Capt. Lionel M
1964-01-29
Dr. Strangelove or: ...
As: Narrator (voice)
1965-12-31
Birds, Bees and Stor...
As: Billy Dannreuther (v
1953-11-24
Beat the Devil...
As: Unknown
1964-07-09
I Say I Say I Say...
As: Unknown
1990-01-01
The Very Best of Pet...
As: Unknown
1969-01-29
The Beatles: Get Bac...
As: Unknown
2009-09-15
The World of Peter S...
As: Himself
2018-09-13
The Ghost of Peter S...
As: Himself
1996-06-11
Spike...
As: Unknown
1956-02-24
The Idiot Weekly, Pr...
As: Unknown
1976-09-05
The Muppet Show...
As: Unknown
1948-06-20
The Ed Sullivan Show...
As: Unknown
1957-02-11
Yes, It's The Cathod...
As: Unknown
1956-09-17
Son of Fred...
As: Unknown
1963-10-05
The Telegoons...
As: Unknown
1956-05-02
A Show Called Fred...
As: Unknown
1968-01-22
Rowan & Martin's Lau...
As: Unknown
1966-09-14
ABC Stage 67...
As: Unknown
1969-02-07
This Is Tom Jones...
As: Unknown
1954-10-01
And So To Bentley...
As: Unknown
1992-11-22
Funny Business...
As: Unknown
1955-07-29
This Is Your Life...
As: Unknown
1971-05-09
V.I.P. Schaukel...