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Peter Ustinov

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Also Known As: Died: March 28, 2004
Born: April 16, 1921 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
Memed My Hawk (1987) as Director
2.
Hammersmith Is Out (1972) as Director
The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
3.
Lady L (1966) as Director
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
4.
Billy Budd (1962) as Director
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.
5.
Romanoff and Juliet (1961) as Director
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN.
6.
Private Angelo (1949) as Director
7.
Vice Versa (1948) as Director
A businessman and his son mystically change bodies.
8.
School For Secrets (1946) as Director
Wartime tale of a group of British scientists efforts to develop the first radar system. They did it just in time for it to be used in the Battle of Britain against the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. Without it the little island could well have been overrun.

Cast (feature film)

9.
Luther (2003) as Prince Frederick
16th century monk Martin Luther, disillusioned by the corruption and greed rampant in the Catholic church, takes a stand and starts a revolution that culminates in the Protestant Reformation.
10.
My Khmer Heart (2000) as Narrator
In 1993, Geraldine Cox, a woman from Australia, moved to Cambodia and dedicated herself to working in an orphanage there. After Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen's bloody coup in 1997, Geraldine fought to remain in Cambodia but was forced to leave and separated from her children for five months.
11.
Animal Farm (1999) as Voice Of Old Major
Miniseries based on George Orwell's parable of socialism that chronicles an uprising of talking barnyard animals against their human masters.
12.
Alice in Wonderland (1999) as Walrus
Adaptation of Lewis Carroll's novels about the adventures of a girl in a topsy-turvy world where nothing is what it seems to be. Young Alice chases the White Rabbit down his rabbit hole to a very strange world where she encounters a multitude of creatures and characters, including the Cheshire Cat,
13.
Bachelor, The (1999) as Grandad
Twenty-nine-year-old bachelor Jimmy has been dating Ann for three years and feels compelled to finally ask for her hand in marriage. However when he does, the proposal comes out all wrong. Instead of accepting his offer she walks out on him. When Jimmy's grandfather dies, leaving a will stipulating that his grandson must marry by age 30 or forfeit a $100 million inheritance, he tries desperately to either win her back or find a new bride -- with his next birthday only 27 hours away.
14.
Stiff Upper Lips (1997) as Horace
A woman tries to convince her niece to a boring man by taking them to exotic places.
15.
Phoenix and the Magic Carpet, The (1995) as Voice Of Phoenix
Children searching through an old chest discover a mythical firebird and a flying carpet.
16.
Phoenix and the Magic Carpet, The (1995) as Grandpa
Children searching through an old chest discover a mythical firebird and a flying carpet.
17.
Inside the Vatican (1994) as Narration
Peter Ustinov hosts a four-part history of the Roman Catholic Church. Includes interviews with historians as well as historical figures.
18.
Inside the Vatican (1994) as Host
Peter Ustinov hosts a four-part history of the Roman Catholic Church. Includes interviews with historians as well as historical figures.
19.
Lorenzo's Oil (1992) as Professor Nikolais
A family is not willing to give up hope on finding their son as well as others like him a cure for their deadly disease.
20.
La Revolution Francaise (1990) as Mirabeau
A 2-part epic about the French Revolution, following the lives of Robespierre and Danton from their youth to their deaths by execution.
22.
Peep and the Big Wide World (1988) as Narration
23.
Appointment With Death (1988) as Hercule Poirot
Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot finds his vacation trip to the Holy Land (Palestine circa 1937) interrupted when one of the members of his tour group is murdered at an archaeological dig, and Poirot must solve the crime before continuing with his holiday.
24.
Memed My Hawk (1987) as Abdi Aga
25.
Agatha Christie's Murder In Three Acts (1986) as Hercule Poirot
Peter Ustinov portrays the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot for the fifth time in this television movie. Poirot is enjoying a house party with his old friend Arthur Hastings at the residence of a retired American actor, Charles Cartwright, and his secretary Miss Milray. One of the other guests, The
26.
Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly (1986) as Hercule Poirot
Mystery writer Ariadne Olivier enlists the aid of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot when she haplessly becomes involved in a murder plot.
27.
Agatha Christie's 13 At Dinner (1985) as Hercule Poirot
Peter Ustinov brought his interpretation of Hercule Poirot to television after starring on the big screen in versions of Agatha Christie's "Death on the Nile" and "Evil Under the Sun," ferreting out in "Thirteen at Dinner" the killer of a wealthy British lord. Faye Dunaway, fresh from starring in th
28.
Evil Under The Sun (1982) as Hercule Poirot
A detective trying to solve a case finds himself on an exclusive island frequented by the rich and famous.
29.
Great Muppet Caper, The (1981) as Truck Driver
30.
Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) as Charlie Chan
Masterful sleuth Charlie Chan is called out of retirement when a detective asks for his help in solving a series of murders in San Francisco. Now with his grandson at his side, Chan matches wits against his nemesis from the old days, the Dragon Queen, who seems to be responsible for the crimes.
31.
Grendel, Grendel, Grendel (1980) as Voice Of Grendel
32.
Tarka the Otter (1979) as Narration
33.
Ashanti (1979) as Suleiman
Dr. Anansa Linderby is kidnapped in a medical mission in Africa by a slave trader. From this moment, her husband will do anything to recover her and to punish the bad guys, but that will be not an easy task...
34.
Players (1979) as Spectator
Chris, a young, rising star in the world of professonal tennis falls in love with Nicole, who is twice his age and is involved with a wealthy man. Nicole is also attracted to Chris, but not sure if she is willing to give up her life of luxury for him.
35.
Nous maigrirons ensemble (1979) as Victor
36.
Death on the Nile (1978) as Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot investigates the murder of an heiress during an Egyptian tour.
37.
Thief of Bagdad, The (1978) as Caliph
38.
Mouse and His Child, The (1977) as Voice Of Manny
A wind-up mouse and his son are trying to find a way to become self-winding when they accidentally fall off a shelf and are thrown out in the garbage. After this, they are imprisoned by an evil rat and have to find a way to escape.
39.
Un Taxi mauve (1977) as Taubelman
40.
Last Remake of Beau Geste, The (1977) as Sergeant Markov
The priceless Blue Water sapphire is coveted by the heirs of Sir Hector Geste - his new wife, Flavia; his daughter, Isabel; and his adopted twin sons, heroic Beau and pathetic Digby. When Sir Hector takes to his deathbed (where he remains for the duration of the film), Beau absconds with the stone, to keep it from his stepmother. Flavia pursues him to North Africa, dispensing sexual favors to promote her schemes.
41.
Double Murder on Via Governo Vecchio (1977) as Harry Hellman
42.
Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) as Dr Snodgrass
In the mid-1800s, two boys hunt for buried treasure in the Florida Keys. They are helped in their search by three grown-ups who each have their own reasons for wanting to find the treasure, and they are all followed by a gang of crooks.
43.
Logan's Run (1975) as Old Man
A future police officer uncovers the deadly secret behind a society that worships youth.
44.
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975) as Hnup Wan
A group of spies hide a microfilm inside a dinosaur in The British Museum. Some children enroll a group of nannies to thwart the spies and Save England !!
45.
Robin Hood (1973) as Voice Of Prince John
The Robin Hood legend told with animals portraying the famous characters. Foxy Robin helps the overtaxed citizens of Nottingham by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor.
46.
Hammersmith Is Out (1972) as Doctor
The Faust legend retold (loosely) and applied to a mentally disturbed patient in a hospital run by a doctor of dubious sanity himself. The patient (Burton) offers the innocent orderly (Bridges) vast riches if he'll help him escape.
47.
Viva Max! (1969) as Gen. Maximilian Rodrigues de Santos
When his girlfriend tells him that his men wouldn't follow him to a house of ill repute, Max, a general in the Mexican army decides to perform some great act of heroism. He takes his men over the border into Texas and re-captures the Alamo. This upsets the Texans greatly. The Texas National Guard is sent to retake the mission. Normally this would be easy as Max's men have left all of their ammunition back in Mexico, but the State department insists that no one be killed and so the National Guard also goes in with unloaded weapons.
48.
Hot Millions (1968) as Marcus Pendleton
A computer whiz and his pregnant girlfriend set out to rob a massive corporation.
49.
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) as Captain Blackbeard
In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The only way to "break" the curse is to do (for once in his life) a good act. Is the famous pirate able to do something good?
50.
The Comedians (1967) as Ambassador Pineda
American and British tourists get caught up in political unrest in Haiti.
51.
Lady L (1966) as Prince Otto
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
52.
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (1965) as King Fawz
A former Notre Dame football star crash lands over a mythical Arabian country while on spy mission to the USSR. He is then forced by the football-obsessed king of that country to coach their football team and falls in love with an American reporter covering stories there.
53.
Topkapi (1964) as Arthur Simpson
An international band of thieves plots to steal a priceless treasure from a heavily guarded museum.
54.
Women of the World (1963) as Narrator
55.
Billy Budd (1962) as Capt. Edward Fairfax Vere
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.
56.
Romanoff and Juliet (1961) as The General
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN.
57.
The Man Who Wagged His Tail (1961) as Mr. Bossi
58.
The Sundowners (1960) as Rupert Venneker
An Australian sheepherder and his wife clash over their nomadic existence and their son's future.
59.
Spartacus (1960) as Batiatus
The rebellious Thracian Spartacus, born and raised a slave, is sold to Gladiator trainer Batiatus. After weeks of being trained to kill for the arena, Spartacus turns on his owners and leads the other slaves in rebellion. As the rebels move from town to town, their numbers swell as escaped slaves join their ranks. Under the leadership of Spartacus, they make their way to southern Italy, where they will cross the sea and return to their homes. Meanwhile, in Rome, the slave revolt has become a deciding factor in the power struggle between two senators: the republican Gracchus and the militarist Crassus, each of whom sees the fortunes of the rebellion as the key to his own rise to power or humiliating defeat. As the two statesmen attempt to aid, hinder and manipulate the rebels for their own benefit, Spartacus and his followers press on toward freedom.
60.
Spies, The (1957) as Russsian
A psychiatrist running a run-down sanitarium is offered a huge sum of money to hide a mysterious man in his hospital as a patient. Soon, more mysterious men arrive - spies and secret scientists - from other countries, until his little hospital is taken over by some international espionage ring.
61.
Lola Montes (1955) as Circus Master
When she's reduced to appearing in a circus, a notorious beauty thinks back on her past loves.
62.
We're No Angels (1955) as Jules
After escaping Devil's Island, three offbeat prisoners help a goodhearted family outwit a scheming relative.
63.
Beau Brummell (1954) as [George IV] Prince of Wales
An English Don Juan courts the Prince of Wales' favor while romancing his way through society.
64.
The Egyptian (1954) as Kaptah
In eighteenth-dynasty Egypt, Sinuhe, a poor orphan, becomes a brilliant physician and with his friend Horemheb is appointed to the service of the new Pharoah. Sinuhe's personal triumphs and tragedies are played against the larger canvas of the turbulent events of the 18th dynasty. As Sinuhe is drawn into court intrigues, and bizarre secrets are revealed to him, he learns the answers to the questions he has sought since his birth. Short on historical accuracy but strong on plot and characterization.
65.
Le Plaisir (1952) as Voice Of Demaupassant (English Version)
Three stories explore the intersection of pleasure, purity and sex.
66.
The Magic Box (1951)
A successful photographer becomes obsessed with inventing a motion picture projector.
67.
Quo Vadis (1951) as Nero
A Roman commander falls for a Christian slave girl as Nero intensifies persecution of the new religion.

Writer (feature film)

68.
Inside the Vatican (1994) as Writer
Peter Ustinov hosts a four-part history of the Roman Catholic Church. Includes interviews with historians as well as historical figures.
69.
Memed My Hawk (1987) as Screenwriter
70.
Hot Millions (1968) as Screenwriter
A computer whiz and his pregnant girlfriend set out to rob a massive corporation.
71.
Lady L (1966) as Screenwriter
A beautiful laundress rises through European society.
72.
Billy Budd (1962) as Screenwriter
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.
73.
Romanoff and Juliet (1961) as Screenwriter
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN.
74.
School For Scoundrels (1960) as Screenwriter
Based on the Stephen Potter "One Upmanship" and "Lifemanship" books, Henry Palfrey tries hard to impress but always loses out to the rotter Delauney. Then he discovers the Lifeman college run by "Professor" Potter and discovers the secrets of success. But has he the courage to put all his lessons into effect ?
75.
Vice Versa (1948) as Screenwriter
A businessman and his son mystically change bodies.
76.
The True Glory (1945) as Screenwriter

Producer (feature film)

77.
My Khmer Heart (2000) as Producer ("Presents")
In 1993, Geraldine Cox, a woman from Australia, moved to Cambodia and dedicated herself to working in an orphanage there. After Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen's bloody coup in 1997, Geraldine fought to remain in Cambodia but was forced to leave and separated from her children for five months.
78.
Billy Budd (1962) as Producer
Adaptation of Herman Melville's classic tale of a ship's captain caught between an innocent young sailor and an evil officer.
79.
Romanoff and Juliet (1961) as Producer
Yes it's the Romeo & Juliet story updated to during the cold war and moved to a mittel european country ruled by writer/director/star Peter Ustinov. The General arranges for the children of the US and Russian ambassadors to fall in love. The drama increases when the General has the casting vote at the UN.
80.
Vice Versa (1948) as Producer
A businessman and his son mystically change bodies.

Director (special)

81.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as Director
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret

Cast (special)

82.
Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) as Interviewee
Film clips, home movies and interviews explore the career of director Stanley Kubrick.
83.
On the Trail of Mark Twain With Peter Ustinov (1999) as Presenter
In 1897, Mark Twain published an account of his epic journey around the globe. One hundred years later, actor, author and journalist Sir Peter Ustinov crosses three oceans and visits four continents to follow Twain's footsteps.
84.
25th International Emmy Awards (1998) as Host
Presentation of the 25th Anniversary International Emmy Awards celebrating the best television programs produced and broadcast outside the United States.
85.
Peter Ustinov's Mendelssohn (1997) as Host
Profile of celebrated 19th century composer, conductor and music performer, Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
86.
Peter Ustinov Talking With David Frost (1996) as Guest
David Frost talks with actor and raconteur Peter Ustinov.
87.
Celebrating Haydn With Peter Ustinov (1994) as Host
Special combining a documentary profile and the music of composer Franz Joseph Haydn. Also included is a comparison of Haydn's work with that of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
88.
Alistair Cooke Salute, The (1992) as Co-Host
A tribute to Alistair Cooke, airing shortly after his last appearance as the 22-year host of "Masterpiece Theatre." Includes testimonials and program clips.
89.
Granpa (1991) as Voice Of Granpa
An animated special about a grandfather's unique relationship with his granddaughter.
90.
Monet: Legacy of Light (1990) as Voice Of Monet
A documentary about painter Claude Monet and his work. The artist's story is told through his letters, journals and his paintings.
91.
Wonderful Kangaroo, The (1990) as Narration
A "Survival Specials" presentation that explores the range of kangaroo types in their natural habitat. Also included is an examination of the controversy surrounding the kangaroo's future: Should the government protect Australia's national animal, or allow it to be shot for the damage it does to fa
92.
Mozart Mystique With Peter Ustinov, The (1990) as Host
A documentary that traces the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
93.
Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper, The (1988) as Host
A live-event special that visits the London scenes of Jack the Ripper's murders, dramatically recreating the crimes. Various forensic specialists and pathologists present evidence and offer their conclusions before the viewing audience calls in its opinions.
94.
Immortal Beethoven With Peter Ustinov, The (1987) as Host
A documentary about the legendary composer Ludwig Van Beethoven. In addition to a profile of his life, the program also features musical selections of some of his works.
95.
Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, The (1986)
The ninth annual awards/entertainment special honoring six distinguished artists for lifetime achievement in their area of endeavor. The event, taped at the Opera House of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., honors actress and comedienne Lucille Ball, singer and c
96.
Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, The (1983) as Host (Syndicated)
A nine-hour adaptation of Charles Dickens' 1830 novel, performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
97.
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? (1981) as Host
A stylish television adaptation of the 1935 whodunit by Agatha Christie. The story follows the efforts of two people, Lady Frances Derwent, and her foil, Bobby Jones, as they attempt to solve the death of a man whose last words to them are "Why didn't they ask Evans?"
98.
Seven Dials Mystery, The (1981) as Host
The story, based on the 1929 novel by Agatha Christie, follows the exploits of Lady Eileen "Bundie" Brent, an amateur sleuth, as she attempts to solve a murder that involves her with a mysterious, secret British society known as the Seven Dials.
99.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as Admiral (Story 2)
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
100.
Burt Bacharach: Opus No. 3 (1973)
An hour of music and song with composer Burt Bacharach.
101.
Gideon (1971) as Gideon
A seriocomic version of the Old Testament tale of Gideon, the humble Hebrew chosen by the Angel of the Lord to perform one of God's miracles. The story relates Gideon's efforts to save his people from idolatry by winning an impossible battle against the Midianites.

Writer (special)

102.
On the Trail of Mark Twain With Peter Ustinov (1999) as Writer
In 1897, Mark Twain published an account of his epic journey around the globe. One hundred years later, actor, author and journalist Sir Peter Ustinov crosses three oceans and visits four continents to follow Twain's footsteps.
103.
Love, Life, Liberty & Lunch (1976) as Writer
The overall title for four original plays. In Story 1, "Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky" (written by Murray Schisgal), a wealthy businessman (Lawrence) decides to forsake his riches for the love of a beautiful Russian ballerina (Natasha). Story 2, "The Quiet War" (written by Neil Simon), reunites a ret
104.
Crescendo (1957) as Writer
A kaleidoscope of American music as seen through the eyes of Mr. Sir, a visiting Englishman whose skepticism about American culture is changed when he is introduced to a wide variety of American music styles.

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

105.
Around the World in 80 Days (1989) as Detective Fix
When Phileas Fogg makes the claim that nineteenth century technology could enable a man to circumnavigate the globe in only 80 days, he's taken up on his bet. He then sets out to see the world by train, boat and hot air balloon

Cast (TV Mini-Series)

106.
Salem Witch Trials (2003) as William Stoughton
Four hour miniseries about the 1692 witch trials in Salem Village, Mass. that lead to the hanging of 19 convicted "witches" and the imprisonment of many others.
107.
Victoria & Albert (2001) as King William Iv
108.
Old Curiosity Shop, The (1995) as Grandfather
109.
Jesus of Nazareth (1977) as Herod The Great
A reverent and beautiful retelling of the biblical tale with an all-star cast, winning Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama (1977-78) and for James Farentino as Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Subsequently expanded to eight hours over four nights.

Cast (short)

110.
The Comedians in Africa (1967)
A behind the scenes short film detailing the making of "The Comedians" (1967).

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