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Also Known As: Died: July 24, 1980
Born: September 8, 1925 Cause of Death: Heart attack
Birth Place: Southsea, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
I Like Money (1962) as Director
Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers) is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy Baroness (Martita Hunt). Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.

Cast (feature film)

2.
Trail of the Pink Panther (1982) as Inspector Clouseau
A television reporter tries to get to the real story behind Inspector Clouseau.
3.
Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, The (1980) as Dr Fu Manchu; Nayland Smith
On Dr. Fu Manchu's 186th birthday, someone spills his age-reversing elixir, and the evil doctor sends his minions off to find the ingredients to make more. The first item they need is the Star of Leningrad diamond which they steal while it is on exhibition in Washington. The FBI needs help in solvin
4.
Being There (1979) as Chance
Political pundits mistake an illiterate gardener for a media genius and turn him into a national hero.
5.
Prisoner of Zenda, The (1979) as Old King; Prince Rudolph; Sydney Frewin
Anthony Hope's classic tale gets a decidedly 'un-classic' treatment at the hands of Peter Sellers. Following the story somewhat, friends of the new King Rudolph of Ruritania fear for his life, and switch him with a look-a-like London cabby. Throw in two(!) lovely blondes, treachery, and a battle for life and honour, and enjoy life at its zaniest.
6.
Revenge of The Pink Panther (1978) as Inspector Clouseau
Inspector Clouseau fakes his own death so he can track the mystery man who's been trying to kill him.
7.
Murder By Death (1976) as Sidney Wang
A criminal madman invites the world's greatest detectives for a night of dinner and murder.
8.
The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976) as Chief Inspector Jacques Clouseau
After driving his boss to insanity, Inspector Clouseau has to stop him from destroying the world.
9.
Return Of The Pink Panther, The (1975) as Inspector Clouseau
The third installation in the Pink Panther series.
10.
Undercovers Hero (1975) as General Latour; Hitler; Kyoto; Major Robinson; President; Prince; Schroder
An undercover agent in World War II France takes in a variety of disguises.
11.
Great McGonagall, The (1974) as Queen Victoria
The tale of an unemployed Scotsman, William McGonagall whose ambition was to become England's Poet Laureate. One minor drawback is that his poetry is terrible.
12.
Optimists, The (1973) as Sam
13.
Ghost in the Noonday Sun (1973) as Dick Scratcher
A pirate crewman kills his captain after learning where he has hidden his buried treasure. However, as he begins to lose his memory, he relies more and more on the ghost of the man he just murdered to help him find the loot.
14.
Blockhouse, The (1973) as Rouquet
15.
Where Does It Hurt? (1972) as Albert T. Hopfnagel
Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel, a greedy hospital administrator, is an expert in the arts of bill-padding, unnecessary surgery, and kickbacks. His assistant Alice however, has finally had enough of his scams and gets him sent to prison--but not for long enough...
16.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972) as March Hare
17.
Hoffman (1970) as Benjamin Hoffman
A businessman blackmails his attractive young secretary into spending a weekend with him. Though he's a creep throughout, he gradually emerges as a sympathetic character.
18.
There's a Girl in My Soup (1970) as Robert Danvers
A womanizing TV star meets his match in an independent teenager.
19.
The Magic Christian (1970) as Sir Guy Grand
Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire. They leave no stone unturned as sporting events, restaurants, art galleries, and traditional pheasant hunts turn into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the social event of the season, the inaugural voyage of the new pleasure cruiser The Magic Christian.
20.
The Party (1968) as Hrundi V. Bakshi
An Indian actor turns a swank Hollywood party into a disaster.
21.
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas! (1968) as Harold
A henpecked L.A. lawyer escapes into the world of hippies and free love.
22.
The Bobo (1967) as Juan Bautista
To land a job, an aspiring singer has to seduce a heartless gold digger.
23.
Woman Times Seven (1967) as Jean
Seven mini-stories of adultery: "Funeral Possession," a wayward widow at her husband's funeral; "Amateur Night," angry wife becomes streetwalker out of revenge; "Two Against One," seemingly prudish girl turns out otherwise; "Super Simone," wife vainly attempts to divert her over-engrossed writer husband; "At the Opera," a battle over a supposedly exclusive dress; "Suicides," a death pact; "Snow," would-be suitor is actually a private detective hired by jealous husband.
24.
Casino Royale (1967) as Evelyn Tremble, 007
A retired James Bond goes back into action to infiltrate a nest of enemy spies.
25.
After the Fox (1966) as Aldo Vanucci
A notorious con man poses as a film director to front a major caper.
26.
The Wrong Box (1966) as Dr. Pratt
Two elderly brothers plot to kill each other for a fortune.
27.
What's New Pussycat? (1965) as Dr. Fritz Fassbender
A fashion editor seeks psychiatric help when he can't stop beautiful women from pursuing him.
28.
Carol for Another Christmas, A (1964)
Three ghosts teach an industrialist the importance of international peacekeeping.
29.
A Shot in the Dark (1964) as Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Inspector Clouseau tries to clear a beautiful woman accused of shooting her husband.
30.
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) as Group Capt. Lionel Mandrake/President Muffley/Dr. Strangelove
A mad United States General orders an air strike against Russia.
31.
The World of Henry Orient (1964) as Henry Orient
Two poor little rich girls dog the steps of a womanizing pianist.
32.
The Pink Panther (1964) as Inspector Jacques Clouseau
In the first Inspector Clouseau film, the bumbling French police detective tries to stop a notorious jewel thief from nabbing a princess'' diamond.
33.
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) as Pearly Gates
The crooks in London know how it works. No one carries guns and no one resists the police. Then a new gang appears that go one better. They dress as police and steal from the crooks. This upset's the natural order of the police/criminal relationship and the police and the crooks join forces to catch the IPOs (Impersonating Police Officers), including an armored car robbery in which the police must help the gangs to set a trap.
34.
Heavens Above! (1963) as Rev. John Smallwood
A priest who always speaks the truth shocks his conservative parishioners.
35.
The Road to Hong Kong (1962) as
A pair of con men get mixed up in international intrigue and the space race.
36.
Trial and Error (1962) as Morgenhall/doctor
An incompetent lawyer defends an accused wife murderer.
37.
Lolita (1962) as Clare Quilty
Vladimir Nabokov's racy classic focuses on an aging intellectual in love with a teenager.
38.
Never Let Go (1962) as Lionel Meadows
A cosmetic salesman sets out to prove to himself and his wife that he is not a failure.
39.
Only Two Can Play (1962) as John Lewis
A Welsh librarian fed up with his meager, married existence meets a beautiful woman with whom he tries to consummate an affair.
40.
Waltz of the Toreadors (1962) as Gen. Leo Fitzjohn
General Fitzhugh, an aging Lothario has an overactive eye for a pretty woman. Despite a long and satisfying career as a seducer extraordinaire, something always seems to get in the way of his bedding the breathtakingly lovely Ghislaine, a more-than-willing town local.
41.
I Like Money (1962) as Mr. Topaze
Mr. Topaze (Peter Sellers) is an unassuming school teacher in an unassuming small French town who is honest to a fault. He is fired when he refuses to give a passing grade to a bad student, the grandson of a wealthy Baroness (Martita Hunt). Castel Benac (Herbert Lom), a government official who runs a crooked financial business on the side, is persuaded by his mistress, Suzy (Nadia Gray), a musical comedy actress, to hire Mr. Topaze as the front man for his business. Gradually, Topaze becomes a rapacious financier who sacrifices his honesty for success and, in a final stroke of business bravado, fires Benac and acquires Suzy in the deal. An old friend and colleague, Tamise (Michael Gough) questions him and tells Topaze that if what he now says and practices indicates there are no more honest men.
42.
The Millionairess (1961) as Dr. [Achmed el] Kabir
When the world's richest woman falls for an ascetic Indian doctor, they plan a test to decide whose dreams will come true.
43.
Two-Way Stretch (1961) as Dodger Lane
A convict plots to commit the perfect crime while still behind bars.
44.
Battle Of The Sexes, The (1960) as Mr Martin
Man-eating businesswoman, Angela Barrows is sent by her US company to Edinburgh to investigate export opportunities. She meets businessman Robert MacPherson en route and he persuades her to help bring his company into the 20th century. The staff, lead by Mr. Martin, have other ideas and a battle between the old and new business methods breaks out.
45.
I'm All Right Jack (1960) as Fred Kite
A veteran starting out in business gets caught between management and labor.
46.
The Mouse That Roared (1959) as Duchess Gloriana XII/Count Rupert Mountjoy/Tully Bascombe
An impoverished nation declares war on the U.S. hoping to lose and score foreign aid.
47.
Man in a Cocked Hat (1959) as Prime Minister
A bumbling diplomat tries to rebuild relations with a Pacific island kingdom.
48.
Your Past Is Showing (1958) as Sonny Macgregor
Bumbling blackmail subjects join forces to do in their tormentor.
49.
Up the Creek! (1958) as Irish Bosun
Liwut. Humphrey Fairweather, R.N. (David Tomlinson), in his latest disastrous attempt to prove to the Navy that his rocket invention is better than theirs only succeeds in convincing them that no guided-missile station will be safe until he is out of harm's way. The Navy's problem is solved---they think---when it is discovered that "H.M.S. Berkeley", an ancient destroyer now ending her days as the oldest member of the "Mothball Gleet" has been inadvertently left without a commanding officer for nearly two years. Fairweather's appointment is greeted with extreme alarm by the ship's skeleton crew who, under the inspired leadership of their slick, quick-witted and enterprising Irish bosun (Peter Sellers), have been happily building up a highly profitable business association with the local village. Their base of lucrative racketeering is being threatened with the arrival of Fairweather. But, it is fortunate for the crew, however, that in addition to his very hazy knowledge of a Captain's duties, Fairweather is immediately engrossed in the dual task of building yet another rocket and also getting to know the curcaveous, sexy French niece, Susanne (Liliane Sottane), of the local publican---one of the ship's best customers.
50.
tom thumb (1958) as Tony
A six-inch-tall boy takes on a pair of comical crooks.
51.
Smallest Show on Earth (1957) as Percy Quill
52.
The Ladykillers (1955) as Harry Robinson
An eccentric bandit gang moves into a little old lady's boardinghouse to plot a major heist.

Writer (feature film)

53.
The Magic Christian (1970) as Screenwriter
Sir Guy Grand adopts homeless bum Youngman to be heir to his obscene wealth, and immediately begins bringing him into the intricacies of the family business, which is to prey upon people's greed by use of the vast holdings of the Grand empire. They leave no stone unturned as sporting events, restaurants, art galleries, and traditional pheasant hunts turn into lurid displays of bad manners and profiteering. Things climax at the social event of the season, the inaugural voyage of the new pleasure cruiser The Magic Christian.

Producer (feature film)

54.
The Guest (1964) as Financial backers
Two cynical and eerily misanthropic brothers hire an older caretaker to look after their flat and they slowly begin to psychologically menace him.

Director (special)

55.
Game For Anything: The Strength of Women in Sports (2000) as Director
Documentary special about the passion female athletes have for their sports and the strength and determination they possess. The program looks at the challenges female athletes have endured during the past 20 years, and the expanding opportunities that lie ahead for women in sports.

Cast (special)

56.
Julie -- My Favorite Things (1975)
An hour of music and song with singer Julie Andrews.
57.
Flip Wilson... Of Course (1974)
An hour of music and comedy with comedian Flip Wilson and friends.

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