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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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First stage appearance as Waffles in "The Wood Demon" at Barn Theatre in Shere
Joined Leonard Sachs' Players' Theatre where he wrote and performed monologues
Joined Aylesbury Repertory Company
Screen acting debut, "Mein Kampf" (semi-documentary)
Recited his monologues in a short film, "Hello, Fame!"
Wrote first full-length staged play, "House of Regrets"
Began stage directing career with "Squaring the Circle"
Joined Royal Sussex Regiment of Army; transferred to the Directorate of Army Psychiatry, writing recruitment and propaganda films
First screenwriting credit, "The Way Ahead" (with Eric Ambler)
Directed first film, "School For Secrets"; also screenplay)
First film as producer, "Private Angelo"; also director and screenplay)
NY stage debut as playwright, "The Love of Four Colonels"
Broadway acting debut, "Romanoff and Juliet"; also wrote play; later toured the USA
US TV debut, "The Life of Samuel Johnson"; won first Emmy Award
Won first Oscar for his comic turn in "Spartacus"
Co-starred in "Topkapi"; won second Oscar
Played Hercule Poirot in "Death on the Nile"
Hosted TV series, "Omni: The New Frontier"
Served as host for BBC TV series "Peter Ustinov's Russia: A Personal History"
Last film for seven years, "Lorenzo's Oil"
Returned to features as a tea plantation owner in Raj India in the comic spoof "Stiff Upper Lips"
Appeared in the British TV drama "Victoria & Albert"; aired on A&E in USA
Co-starred in "Luther," a biopic of religious reformer Martin Luther
Cast as William Stoughton in the TV MiniSeries "The Salem Witch Trials
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