Peter Sellers young
September 8, 1925
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
Peter Sellers was born in Southsea, United Kingdom, on 8 September 1925, was an English actor. Young Peter Sellers began his acting career on the stage, at the Kings Theatre, Southseaand, when he was two weeks old. He made his television debut in TV Movie New To You (1948). He made his big screen debut in comedy film Penny Points to Paradise (1951) in role as The Major/Arnold Fringe. Peter's breakthrough performance came as Harry Robinson in black comedy crime film The Ladykillers (1955) opposite Alec Guinness.
He played three roles in political satire black comedy film Dr. Strangelove (1964), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor:
as Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, a British RAF exchange officer
as President Merkin Muffley, the President of the United States
as Dr. Strangelove, the wheelchair-using nuclear war expert and former Nazi
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Chance the gardener in comedy drama film Being There (1979).
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film for sketch comedy short film The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film (1959).
He portrayed Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther movie series:
The Pink Panther (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978)
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982)
After the Fox (1966) comedy with Britt Ekland
The Party (1968) comedy directed by Blake Edwards
Casino Royale (1967) spy comedy opposite Woody Allen, Ursula Andress and Orson Welles
The Wrong Box (1966) comedy with Michael Caine and Dudley Moore
Murder by Death (1976) satirical mystery comedy in role as Inspector Sidney Wang
What's New Pussycat (1965) romance comedy with Peter O'Toole, Woody Allen and Romy Schneider
The Mouse That Roared (1959) comedy in three roles as Grand Duchess Gloriana XII / Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy / Tully Bascombe
He made his radio debut in ShowTime.
He was a drummer with several jazz combos, at age of 16.
He was good friends with George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
Was a vegetarian.
He was married to Australian actress Anne Howe (1951-1963), they had one son and one daughter.
He was married to actress Lynne Frederick (1977-1980) and Miranda Macmillan (1970-1974).
He was married to Swedish actress Britt Ekland (1964-1968), they had one daughter.
Sellers died on July 24, 1980, Middlesex Hospital, London, at age of 54.
If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am.
To see me as a person on screen would be one of the dullest experiences you could ever wish to experience.
I'm a classic example of all humorists - only funny when I'm working.
Women are more difficult to handle than men. It's their minds.
People ask me why do I keep compromising my artistic integrity by walking in front of Blake's cameras. And you know what I tell them? Money!
Same thing they always say to me, not good looking enough, not magnetic enough.
You're stretching me too thin, Stanley. Who do you think I am?