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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers


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Poignant biographical drama starring
Geoffrey Rush in his Emmy award-winning portrayal of one of Britain's greatest comic actors. Following his success in The Goon Show, Peter Sellers sets his sights on Hollywood superstardom, but the cost of his ruthless ambition is a deep insecurity and a loss of identity. Review page 49.
Director Stephen Hopkins (2003, 15)
Arena: The Peter Sellers Story: As He Filmed It is on Sun at 10pm on BBC4
This week's premieres: page 46


Director: Stephen Hopkins
Peter Sellers: Geoffrey Rush
Anne Sellers: Emily Watson
Britt Ekland: Charlize Theron
Peg Sellers: Miriam Margolyes
Blake Edwards: John Lithgow
Maurice Woodruff: Stephen Fry
Stanley Kubrick: Stanley Tucci
Bill Sellers: Peter Vaughan
Sophia Loren: Sonia Aquino
David Niven: Nigel Havers
Dennis Selinger: Henry Goodman
Casting agent: Alison Steadman
Spike Milligan: Edward Tudor-Pole
Harry Secombe: Steve Pemberton
Car salesman: MacKenzie Crook
Ursula Andress: Heidi Klum
Hal Ashby: Sam Dastor
Cato: Tom Wu

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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

BBC Two England, 16 September 2006 21.50

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