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Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
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Peter Sellers Biography

Richard Henry Sellers, CBE, commonly known as Peter Sellers (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was a British comedian and actor best known for his three roles in Dr. Strangelove, as Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther films, and as Clare Quilty in the original 1962 screen version of Lolita.

Sellers rose to fame on the BBC Home Service radio series The Goon Show. His ability to speak in different accents (e.g., French, Indian, American, British, German), along with his talent to portray a range of characters, contributed to his success as radio personality and screen actor and earned him national and international nominations and awards. Many of his characters and cultural stereotypes became ingrained in public perception of his work. Sellers's private life, however, was characterised by turmoil and crises, brought on by mental problems and substance abuse. Sellers was married four times—his second wife was the Swedish actress Britt Ekland—with three children from two of his marriages. Read Full Bio >>


Peter Sellers Awards

YearAwardCategoryForResult
1981 Fotogramas de Plata Best Foreign Performer Being There (1979). Won
1981 London Critics Circle Film Awards Being There (1979). Won
1981 BAFTA Awards Best Actor Being There (1979). Nominated
1980 Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Leading Role Being There (1979). Nominated
1980 Golden Globes, USA Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy Being There (1979). Won

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