Peter Sellers

Actor | * 09/08/1925 († 54, 07/24/1980) | Southsea, Hampshire, England, UK
Peter Sellers, CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English film actor, comedian and singer. He performed in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film characterisations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series of films. Born in Portsmouth, Sellers made his stage debut at the Kings Theatre, Southsea, when he was two weeks old. He began accompanying his parents in a variety act that toured the provincial theatres. He first worked as a drummer and toured around England as a member of the Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). He developed his mimicry and improvisational skills during a spell in Ralph Reader's wartime Gang Show entertainment troupe, which toured Britain and the Far East. After the war, Sellers made his radio debut in ShowTime, and eventually became a regular performer on various BBC radio shows. During the early 1950s, Sellers, along with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine, took part in the successful radio series The Goon Show, which ended in 1960. Sellers began his film career during the 195... ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Crime | Drama

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Awards & Nominations for Peter Sellers

Commander of The Order of The British Empire Erasmus Prize 2x Academy Award for Best Actor Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film

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Movies with Peter Sellers as Actor(68)

as Himself (archive footage)2014 Spike Milligan: Love, Light and Peace
as Dick Scratcher1984 Ghost in the Noonday Sun
as Chef Inspektor Jacques Clouseau1982 Trail of the Pink Panther
as Fu Manchu / Nayland Smith1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
as Chance1979 Being There
as Rudolf IV/Rudolf V/Sidney Frewin1979 The Prisoner of Zenda
as Chief Inspector Clouseau1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
as Sidney Wang1976 Murder by Death
as Chief Inspector Clouseau1976 The Pink Panther Strikes Again
as Inspector Clouseau1975 The Return of the Pink Panther
as Queen Victoria1975 The Great McGonagall
as Général Latour / Major Robinson / Herr Schroeder / Adolf Hitler / The President / Prince Kyoto1974 Soft Beds, Hard Battles
as Rouquet1973 The Blockhouse
as The March Hare1972 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
as The Salesman (as A. Queen)1972 A Day at the Beach
as Dr. Albert T. Hopfnegal1972 Where Does It Hurt?
as Robert Danvers1970 There's a Girl in My Soup
as Benjamin Hoffman1970 Hoffman
as Man with two cars1970 Simon Simon
as Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE1969 The Magic Christian
as Hrundi V. Bakshi1968 The Party
as Harold Fine1968 I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!
as Jean1967 Woman Times Seven
as Evelyn Tremble1967 Casino Royale
as Juan Bautista1967 The Bobo
as Aldo Vanucci / Federico Fabrizi1966 After the Fox
as King of Hearts1966 Alice in Wonderland
as Doctor Pratt1966 The Wrong Box
as Narrator (voice)1965 Birds, Bees and Storks
as Dr. Fritz Fassbender1965 What's New Pussycat?
as Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake / President Merkin Muffley / Dr. Strangelove1964 Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
as Jacques Clouseau1964 A Shot in the Dark
as Henry Orient1964 The World of Henry Orient
as Pearly Gates1963 The Wrong Arm of the Law
as Insp. Jacques Clouseau1963 The Pink Panther
as The Rev. John Smallwood1963 Heavens Above!
as Indian Neurologist (uncredited)1962 The Road to Hong Kong
as Gen. Leo Fitzjohn1962 Waltz of the Toreadors
as John Lewis1962 Only Two Can Play
as Clare Quilty1962 Lolita
as Wilfred Morgenhall1962 Trial and Error
as Auguste Topaze1961 I Like Money
as Dr. Kabir1960 The Millionairess
as Dodger Lane1960 Two Way Stretch
as Lionel Meadows1960 Never Let Go
as Mr. Martin1960 The Battle of the Sexes
as Prime Minister Amphibulos1959 Carlton-Browne of the F.O.
as Grand Duchess Gloriana XII / Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy / Tully Bascombe1959 The Mouse That Roared
as Fred Kite1959 I'm All Right Jack
as CPO Doherty1958 Up the Creek
as Antony1958 Tom Thumb
as Percy Quill1957 The Smallest Show on Earth
as Sonny MacGregor1957 The Naked Truth
as Police Constable Diamond1955 John and Julie
as Harry, alias 'Mr. Robinson'1955 The Ladykillers
as Pvt. Goffin1954 Orders Are Orders
as Billy Dannreuther (voice) (uncredited)1953 Beat the Devil
as Voice of Parrot1953 Our Girl Friday
as Major Bloodnok1952 Down Among the Z Men
as Multiple Roles1951 Let's Go Crazy
as (archive footage)1951 The Slappiest Days of Our Lives
as The Major / Arnold Fringe1951 Penny Points to Paradise

TV Shows/Series with Peter Sellers as Actor(9)

Movies with Peter Sellers as Crew(9)

Directing/Director1980 The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu
Crew/Additional Writing1969 The Magic Christian
Directing/Director1964 I Say I Say I Say
Directing/Director1961 I Like Money
Crew/Additional Writing1956 The Case of the Mukkinese Battle-Horn

Additional Information

Citizenship: United Kingdom (UK)
Born: Tuesday, 09/08 1925 (September) in Southsea
Died: Thursday, 07/24 1980 (July) in London (aged: 54)
Zodiac sign: Virgo (Chinese zodiac sign: Ox)
Languages: English (EN)
Educated at: St Aloysius College
Spouses (current/former): Britt Ekland, Miranda Macmillan, Countess of Stockton, Lynne Frederick
Children: Michael Sellers, Victoria Sellers
Other names for Peter Sellers (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Richard Henry Sellers"
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1782, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 05/11/2019