Peter Ustinov

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Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov CBE ( 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement. Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for acting, a Grammy Award for best recording for children, as well the recipient of governmental honours from, amongst others, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He displayed a unique cultural versatility that has frequently earned him the accolade of a Renaissance man. Miklós Rózsa, composer of the music for Quo Vadis and of numerous concert works, dedicated his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 22 (1950) to Ustinov. In 2003, shortly before his death in 2004, Durham University renamed its Graduate Society as Ustinov College in honour of the significant contributions Sir Peter had made while serving as Chancellor of the University from 1992 onwards.
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov CBE ( 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement. Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for acting, a Grammy Award for best recording for children, as well the recipient of governmental honours from, amongst others, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He displayed a unique cultural versatility that has frequently earned him the accolade of a Renaissance man. Miklós Rózsa, composer of the music for Quo Vadis and of numerous concert works, dedicated his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 22 (1950) to Ustinov. In 2003, shortly before his death in 2004, Durham University renamed its Graduate Society as Ustinov College in honour of the significant contributions Sir Peter had made while serving as Chancellor of the University from 1992 onwards.
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Gender -

Known Credits 104

Birthday 1921-04-16

Day of Death 2004-03-28

Place of Birth London, England, UK

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

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Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2005 An Audience with Peter Ustinov as himself
2003 Winter Solstice as Hughie McLellan
2003 Luther as Frederick
2003 Deutschlandspiel as Igor Maximytschew
2003 Charlie Chaplin: The Forgotten Years as Himself
2002 Schönbrunn - Well of Beauty as Presenter
2002 Salem Witch Trials as William Stroughton
2001 Jukebox Heroes(1 episode)
1999 The Bachelor as Grandad James Shannon
1999 Animal Farm as Old Major (voice)
1999 Alice in Wonderland as Walrus
1999 Beckmann(1 episode)
1998 Stiff Upper Lips as Horace Wiggins
1995 Die Harald Schmidt Show(2 episodes)
1995 The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet as Grandfather / Phoenix (voice)
1995 The Old Curiosity Shop as Grandfather
1995 Paths of the Gods
1992 Lorenzo's Oil as Professor Nikolais
1990 C'era un castello con 40 cani as Il veterinario
1989 Granpa as Granpa
1989 The French Revolution as Vicomte de Mirabeau
1989 Around the World in 80 Days as Detective Wilbur Fix
1989 Around the World in 80 Days(3 episodes)
1989 Saturday Night Clive(1 episode)
1988 Appointment with Death as Hercule Poirot
1988 The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper as Himself - Host
1986 Murder in Three Acts as Hercule Poirot
1986 Riders of the Wind as Narrator
1986 Dead Man's Folly as Hercule Poirot
1985 Thirteen at Dinner as Hercule Poirot
1984 Abgehört as Genosse Kuruk
1984 Memed My Hawk as Abdi Aga
1983 Harty(1 episode)
1982 The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby(10 episodes)
1982 Wogan(1 episode)
1982 Evil Under the Sun as Hercule Poirot
1982 The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' as himself
1982 The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' as Hercuele Poirot
1981 Grendel Grendel Grendel as Grendel
1981 The Great Muppet Caper as Truck Driver
1981 Doctor Snuggles(4 episodes) as Doctor Snuggles
1981 Wanna bet, that..?(1 episode)
1981 Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen as Charlie Chan
1979 Tarka the Otter as Narrator (voice)
1979 Ashanti as Suleiman
1978 Death on the Nile as Hercule Poirot
1978 Metamorphoses as Narrator (voice)
1978 The Thief of Bagdad as The Caliph
1978 Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette as himself
1978 Death on the Nile: Making of Featurette as Hercule Poirot
1977 Double Murder as Harry Hellman
1977 The Mouse and His Child as Manny the Rat
1977 Pete's Dragon as Prince John/ Robin's Grandpapa
1977 The Last Remake of Beau Geste as Markov
1977 The Purple Taxi
1977 Jesus of Nazareth(4 episodes) as Herod the Great
1977 Jesus of Nazareth as Herodes der Große
1976 Kein Abend wie jeder andere as Antiquiätenhändler 'Billy's Kunstshop'
1976 The Muppet Show(1 episode)
1976 Treasure of Matecumbe as Dr. Snodgrass
1976 Logan's Run as Old Man
1975 One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing as Prince John/ Hnup Wan ''Hunp''
1973 Robin Hood as Prince John (voice)
1973 Je später der Abend(1 episode)
1972 Hammersmith Is Out as Doctor
1972 Big Truck and Sister Clare
1971 Gideon as Gideon
1970 A Storm in Summer as Abel Shaddick
1969 Viva Max! as General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost as Robyn's Grandfather Captain Blackbeard
1968 Blackbeard's Ghost as Prince John
1968 Hot Millions as Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith
1967 The Comedians as Ambassador Manuel Pineda
1966 Barefoot in Athens
1965 Lady L as Director
1965 John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! as King Fawz
1964 Topkapi as Arthur Simon Simpson
1964 The Peaches as Narrator
1963 Alleman as Narrator (English)
1962 Billy Budd as Edwin Fairfax Vere
1961 Romanoff and Juliet as The General
1960 The Sundowners as Rupert Venneker
1960 Spartacus as Lentulus Batiatus
1957 The Spies as Michel Kiminsky
1957 The Man Who Wagged His Tail as Mr. Bossi
1956 The Steve Allen Show(5 episodes)
1955 Lola Montès as Circus Master
1955 We're No Angels as Jules
1954 The Egyptian as Kaptah
1954 Beau Brummell as principe di Galles
1952 Omnibus(2 episodes)
1951 Hotel Sahara as Emad
1951 Hallmark Hall of Fame(3 episodes)
1951 Quo Vadis as Nero
1951 The Magic Box as Industry Man
1950 Odette as Lt. Alex Rabinovich
1947 Tony Awards(2 episodes)
1944 The Way Ahead as Rispoli
1942 The Goose Steps Out as Krauss
1942 One of Our Aircraft Is Missing as The Priest
1940 After Mein Kampf as Marinus van der Lubbe
1929 The Academy Awards(4 episodes)
1900 Victoria & Albert(0 episodes)
1900 The Old Curiosity Shop (US)(0 episodes)
1900 Murder in Three Acts(0 episodes)

Writing

1984 Memed My Hawk … Writer
1968 Hot Millions … Writer
1965 Lady L … Writer
1962 Billy Budd … Screenplay
1961 Romanoff and Juliet … Writer
1960 Spartacus … Screenplay
1948 Vice Versa … Writer
1946 Secret Flight … Writer
1944 The Way Ahead … Screenplay

Directing

1984 Memed My Hawk … Director
1972 Hammersmith Is Out … Director
1965 Lady L … Director
1962 Billy Budd … Director
1961 Romanoff and Juliet … Director
1952 Omnibus(1 episode) … Director
1948 Vice Versa … Director
1946 Secret Flight … Director

Production

1984 Memed My Hawk … Producer

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