Peter Shaffer

Screenwriter, Playwright
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Born: 05/15/1926 in Liverpool, England, GB

Filmography

Writer (8)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Amadeus 1984 (Movie)

("Amadeus") (Play as Source Material)

Equus 1977 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Equus 1977 (Movie)

("Equus") (Play as Source Material)

Follow Me! 1971 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Follow Me! 1971 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Royal Hunt of the Sun 1969 (Movie)

(Play as Source Material)

The Pad 1965 (Movie)

("The Private Ear") (Play as Source Material)
Actor (1)

Changing Stages 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Relationships

Reka Shaffer

Mother

Jack Shaffer

Father

Anthony Shaffer

Brother
twin of Peter died on November 5, 2001 of a heart attack

EDUCATION

St Paul's School

University of Cambridge

Cambridge , England 1950

Milestones

1984

Wrote screen adaptation of "Amadeus"

1979

"Amadeus" premiered in London

1977

Adapted "Equus" for the screen

1973

"Equus" premiered in London

1964

"The Royal Hunt of the Sun" premiered in UK

1963

First screenplay, adaptation of "Lord of the Flies"

1959

"Five Finger Exercise" produced on Broadway

1958

First play, "Five Finger Exercise" produced in UK

1955

Wrote teleplay "The Salt Land" for ITN and "The Prodigal Father" for BBC radio

1951

Worked at NY Public Library

Worked at Bosey and Hawkes, music publishers

Bonus Trivia

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Shaffer received the William Inge Award for Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater in 1992.

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