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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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1938:
First stage appearance as Waffles in "The Wood Demon" at Barn Theatre in Shere
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Joined Leonard Sachs' Players' Theatre where he wrote and performed monologues
1939:
Joined Aylesbury Repertory Company
1941:
Screen acting debut, "Mein Kampf" (semi-documentary)
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Recited his monologues in a short film, "Hello, Fame!"
1941:
Wrote first full-length staged play, "House of Regrets"
1941:
Began stage directing career with "Squaring the Circle"
1942:
Joined Royal Sussex Regiment of Army; transferred to the Directorate of Army Psychiatry, writing recruitment and propaganda films
1944:
First screenwriting credit, "The Way Ahead" (with Eric Ambler)
1946:
Directed first film, "School For Secrets"; also screenplay)
1949:
First film as producer, "Private Angelo"; also director and screenplay)
1953:
NY stage debut as playwright, "The Love of Four Colonels"
1957:
Broadway acting debut, "Romanoff and Juliet"; also wrote play; later toured the USA
1957:
US TV debut, "The Life of Samuel Johnson"; won first Emmy Award
1960:
Won first Oscar for his comic turn in "Spartacus"
1964:
Co-starred in "Topkapi"; won second Oscar
1978:
Played Hercule Poirot in "Death on the Nile"
1981:
Hosted TV series, "Omni: The New Frontier"
1986:
Served as host for BBC TV series "Peter Ustinov's Russia: A Personal History"
1992:
Last film for seven years, "Lorenzo's Oil"
1999:
Returned to features as a tea plantation owner in Raj India in the comic spoof "Stiff Upper Lips"
2001:
Appeared in the British TV drama "Victoria & Albert"; aired on A&E in USA
2003:
Co-starred in "Luther," a biopic of religious reformer Martin Luther
2003:
Cast as William Stoughton in the TV MiniSeries "The Salem Witch Trials

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