Peter Sellers

Actor
One of the most accomplished comic actors of the late 20th century, Peter Sellers breathed life into the accident-prone Inspector Clouseau in "The Pink Panther" (1963) and its three sequels, as well as such classics as ... Read more »
Born: 09/08/1925 in Southsea, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (51)

Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 (Movie)

Inspector Clouseau (Actor)

The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980 (Movie)

Dr Fu Manchu (Actor)

Being There 1979 (Movie)

Chance (Actor)

The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 (Movie)

Old King (Actor)

Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 (Movie)

Inspector Clouseau (Actor)

Flip Wilson... Of Course 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Julie -- My Favorite Things 1974 - 1975 (TV Show)

Actor

Murder By Death 1975 (Movie)

Sidney Wang (Actor)

The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1975 (Movie)

Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Actor)

The Return of the Pink Panther 1975 (Movie)

Inspector Clouseau (Actor)

Undercovers Hero 1974 (Movie)

General Latour (Actor)

Ghost in the Noonday Sun 1973 (Movie)

Dick Scratcher (Actor)

The Great McGonagall 1973 (Movie)

Queen Victoria (Actor)

The Blockhouse 1972 (Movie)

Rouquet (Actor)

The Optimists 1972 (Movie)

Sam (Actor)

Where Does It Hurt? 1972 (Movie)

Albert T Hopfnagel (Actor)

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1971 (Movie)

March Hare (Actor)

There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 (Movie)

Robert Danvers (Actor)

Hoffman 1969 (Movie)

Benjamin Hoffman (Actor)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

Sir Guy Grand (Actor)

I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 (Movie)

Harold Fine (Actor)

The Party 1968 (Movie)

Hrundi V Bakshi (Actor)

Casino Royale 1967 (Movie)

Evelyn Tremble (Actor)

Woman Times Seven 1967 (Movie)

Jean (Actor)

After the Fox 1966 (Movie)

Aldo Vanucci (Actor)

The Bobo 1966 (Movie)

Juan Bautista (Actor)

The Wrong Box 1965 (Movie)

Doctor Pratt (Actor)

What's New, Pussycat? 1965 (Movie)

Fritz Fassbender (Actor)

A Shot in the Dark 1964 (Movie)

Inspector Jacques Clouseau (Actor)

Dr. Strangelove 1964 (Movie)

Group Captain Lionel Mandrake/President Merkin Muffley/Dr Strangelove (Actor)

The Pink Panther 1964 (Movie)

Inspector Clouseau (Actor)

The World of Henry Orient 1963 (Movie)

Henry Orient (Actor)

Heavens Above! 1962 (Movie)

Rev John Smallwood (Actor)

Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 (Movie)

General Fitzjohn (Actor)

I Like Money 1961 (Movie)

Topaze (Actor)

Lolita 1961 (Movie)

Clare Quilty (Actor)

The Millionairess 1961 (Movie)

Dr Ahmed el Kabir (Actor)

The Road to Hong Kong 1961 (Movie)

(Actor)

The Wrong Arm of the Law 1961 (Movie)

Pearly Whites (Actor)

Trial and Error 1961 (Movie)

Morganhall/Doctor (Actor)

Never Let Go 1960 (Movie)

Lionel Meadows (Actor)

Only Two Can Play 1960 (Movie)

John Lewis (Actor)

I'm All Right Jack 1959 (Movie)

Fred Kite (Actor)

The Battle of the Sexes 1959 (Movie)

Mr Martin (Actor)

The Mouse That Roared 1958 (Movie)

Grand Duchess Gloriana (Actor)

Tom Thumb 1958 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

The Naked Truth 1957 (Movie)

Sonny MacGregor (Actor)

Up the Creek! 1957 (Movie)

Irish Bosun (Actor)

Smallest Show on Earth 1956 (Movie)

Percy Quill (Actor)

The Man Who Never Was 1956 (Movie)

of Winston Churchill (Voice)

The Ladykillers 1955 (Movie)

Harry Robinson (Actor)
Director (2)

I Like Money 1961 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

The Caretaker 1964 (Movie)

funding (Producer)
Writer (1)

The Magic Christian 1969 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

One of the most accomplished comic actors of the late 20th century, Peter Sellers breathed life into the accident-prone Inspector Clouseau in "The Pink Panther" (1963) and its three sequels, as well as such classics as "Lolita" (1962), "Dr. Strangelove" (1964), "The Party" (1968) and "Being There" (1979). The son of English vaudevillians, his ability to completely transform himself into outrageous comic characters received its first showcase on the legendary radio series "The Goon Show" in the 1950s. Film roles in the 1950s and 1960s were devoted to his knack for mimicry of accents and character types, with Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita" and "Dr. Strangelove" underscoring his talent for drama as well. His best-known role of Inspector Clouseau surfaced in 1963, and he would return, sometimes reluctantly, to the franchise throughout his life before scoring a personal triumph as the simple-minded gardener who influences the Presidency in Hal Ashby's "Being There" (1980). Off camera, Sellers could be cold, cruel, even unstable, but when the cameras were rolling, he showed a dedication to performance and humor that made him one of the greatest inspirations to comedians and film fans for decades.

Relationships

Britt Ekland Actor

Wife
Married in 1964 divorced in 1968

Lynne Frederick Actor

Wife
Died on April 27, 1994 at age 39 married and divorced TV personality David Frost after marriage to Sellers had ended

Ann Hayes

Wife
divorced

Peg Mendoza

Mother

Liza Minnelli Actor

Companion

Miranda Quarry

Wife
divorced

Bill Sellers

Father

Victoria Sellers

Daughter

Milestones

1982

Feature film, "The Trail of the Pink Panther", assembled from outtakes and previously edited-out footage from Sellers's earlier films as Inspector Clouseau; extra scenes shot to connect material together

1980

Last film, "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu"

1964

Suffered serious heart attack during filming of "Kiss Me, Stupid"

1961

Directed, and acted in, "Mr Topaze"

1951

Screen debut "Penny Points to Paradise"

1949

Appeared on BBC radio's "The Goon Show" with Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan

Drafted at age 18, assigned to Royal Air Force entertainment unit (appeared in India, Ceylon, Burma)

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