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Peter Ustinov (1921-2004)
Peter Ustinov was one of the greatest artistic talents to come out of the UK in the 20th Century. An actor, director, playwright, screenwriter, novelist, and very witty chat show host, Ustinov was born in London to a Russian/German father and French mother, which no doubt inspired his cosmopolitan view of the world.

Best known as an actor, Peter Ustinov won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Arthur Simon Simpson in 'Topkapi (1964)'. He also starred as Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot in 'Death On The Nile (1978)', and will be fondly remembered as snivelling slave trader Lentulus Batiatus in 'Spartacus (1960)', for which he also won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. In his later years, Ustinov spent much of his time being a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF - the United Nations Children's Fund.

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Spartacus - Film Review

PETER USTINOV DVDs available from - in association with
The Old Curiosity Shop [1994] The Old Curiosity Shop [1994]
Warner Vision International
DVD - October 11, 2004
Topkapi [1964] Topkapi [1964]
MGM Home Ent. (Europe) Ltd.
DVD - October 4, 2004
Tarka The Otter DVD Tarka The Otter [1979]
Carlton Visual Entertainment Ltd
DVD - January 27, 2003

Peter Ustinov Filmography

One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)
Let The People Sing (1942)
The Goose Steps Out (1942)
The Way Ahead (1944)
Private Angelo (1949)
Odette (1950)
Hotel Sahara (1951)
The Magic Box (1951)
Quo Vadis (1951)
The King And The Mockingbird (voice) (1952)
Pleasure (narrator of English version) (1952)
The Egyptian (1954)
Beau Brummell (1954)
We're No Angels (1955)
Lola Montès (1955)
The Wanderers (1956)
The Spies (1957)
An Angel Passed Over Brooklyn (1957)
Spartacus (1960)
The Sundowners (1960)
Romanoff And Juliet (1961)
Billy Budd (1962)
Topkapi (1964)
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home (1965)
Lady L (1965)
The Comedians (1967)
Blackbeard's Ghost (1968)
Hot Millions (1968)
Viva Max! (1969)
Hammersmith Is Out (1972)
Robin Hood Robin Hood (1973) (voice) (1973)
One Of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975)
Logan's Run (1976)
Treasure Of Matecumbe (1976)
The Purple Taxi (1977)
The Last Remake Of Beau Geste (1977)
The Mouse And His Child (1977)
Double Murder (1977)
Winds Of Change (narrator) (1978)
Death On The Nile (1978)
Tarka The Otter (narrator) (1979)
Ashanti (1979)
We'll Grow Thin Together (1979)
Charlie Chan And The Curse Of The Dragon Queen (1981)
The Great Muppet Caper (1981)
Grendel Grendel Grendel (voice) (1981)
Evil Under The Sun (1982)
Memed, My Hawk (1984)
Thirteen At Dinner (1985)
Dead Man's Folly (1986)
Murder In Three Acts (1986)
Appointment With Death (1988)
La Révolution française (1989)
There Was A Castle With Forty Dogs (1990)
Lorenzo's Oil (1992)
The Phoenix And The Magic Carpet (1995)
Stiff Upper Lips (1998)
The Bachelor (1999)
The Will To Resist (2002)
Luther (2003)







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