Date of birth: 08/09/1925 Year
Age: 54 year
Place of birth: Southsea, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Date of Death: 24/07/1980 Year
Place of death: London, UK
Height: 174 cm
Richard Henry Sellers. One of the most famous comedians of his time, born Richard Henry Sellers, born on September 8, 1925 in Southsea, Hampshire, the son of vaudeville actor Bill and Agnes Sellers. His nickname Peter, which later became his stage name, received from parents call him by the name of the deceased brother at birth.
Since childhood Sellers showed a talent for imitation and parody, school years at the insistence of the parents studied dance, he played in the local orchestra percussion. When he was 18, he joined the acting special unit at the British Air Force. After the war, he acted in various revues in London, worked for the BBC on-Sea, and in 1951, together with the actors Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Michael Benthin created the famous radio program “The Goon Show”, its absurd and surreal humor in many respects anticipated the appearance of such recognized classics of the genre as “Monty Python”. The show was broadcast on the BBC BBC from 1951 to 1960 and enjoyed great popularity – suffice it to say that among the fans of the shows were so different in social origin people like Prince Charles and future members of the legendary group “The Beatles”. Together with his colleagues Milligan and Secombe in the early ’50s Sellers made his film debut, starring in several films acting group “Goons”, the most famous of which was “Down Among the Z Men” (1952). His first significant independent role the actor played in the classic detective comedy “Killers Lady” (1955) with Alec Guinness. An extraordinary talent for reincarnation, the ability to change beyond recognition, not only voice, but also the appearance, allowed Sellers since the late 50s and throughout the next decade to create a lot of bright, distinctive image in the movie “The Naked Truth” (1957), “The mouse, which growled “(1959),” I’m all right, Jack “(1959, BAFTA Award in the category” Best Actor “),” Millionaire “(1960),” Play for Two “(1962). Mid-60s became the heyday of acting talent of Peter Sellers – he starred in the comedy “The World of Henry Orient” (1964) George Roy Hill’s first film, Woody Allen’s “What’s Hot, Pussy?”, First appeared in the role of Inspector Clouseau in the famous comedy detective Blake Edwards’ Pink Panther “(1964), and after he played in the film Kuilti Stanley Kubrick’s” Lolita “(1962), the director offered him three roles in his film” Dr. Strendzhlav, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb “(1964). “The Pink Panther” actor made an international celebrity and has become so popular that the continuation of this movie-tape “Shot in the Dark” (1964), “The Return of the Pink Panther” (1974), “Backlash Pink Panther” (1977), “Revenge of the Pink Panther “(1978) followed to the death of the actor. Which had among other, good music data from 1958 Sellers throughout his life sporadically recorded in the studio – many of his songs were clearly parodic character and paved the way for similar records already mentioned “Monty Python” group “The Rutles” and ” The Bonzo Dog Band “. Since the late 60s, the actor pursued a series of creative failures – such as for example the film “Casino Royale” (1967). Despite this, the Sellers have always found the strength to restore its reputation not only talented, but also extremely hard-working actor, whether it is another film in the series about the Pink Panther or such undoubted success, as the “Party” (1968) and “Optimists” ( 1973). First often plays several roles in the same film, sometimes he would appear in unexpected for the audience images of the March hare – “Alice in Wonderland” (1972) and Queen Victoria – “The Great McGonagall” (1975). One of the last works Sellers – the role of the gardener in the movie Hal Ashby’s “Being There” (1979) was perhaps the best in the career of an actor, and not only earned him a nomination for “Oscar” and the award “Golden Globe Awards” in the category ” Best Comedian. ” July 24, 1980 Peter Sellers died in London of a heart attack; after his death the director Blake Edwards mounted from the new material and the remaining unused episodes of the film “Trail of the Pink Panther” (1982). Sellers daughter from his second marriage to actress Britt Iklend – Victoria Sellers, walked in the footsteps of parents choosing artistic career.
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