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The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

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Original title
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
Running time
122 min.
United States United States
Stephen McFeely, Christopher Markus (Book: Roger Lewis)
Richard Hartley
Peter Levy
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Co-production United States-United Kingdom; Home Box Office (HBO) / Home Box Office (HBO)
Drama. Comedy | Biography
Synopsis / Plot
"The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" traces the British comic's turbulent rise from popular BBC radio performer to one of the world's most gifted comedic actors. Propelled by an overly possessive mother, Sellers struggled to find his place among women, among audiences and among his many selves. Confidence eluded him despite his marriages, critical acclaim, and professional successes.
The film unveils the private torments that prompted this talented, charismatic actor to exclaim "I hate everything I do", yet still reminds us why the world embraced this comic genius, elevating him to cultural icon.
2005: Emmy: 9 Awards, Including Best Actor (Rush). 16 Nominations
2004: Golden Globes: Best Mini-Series or Picture for TV and Actor (Rush). 4 nominations
2004: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
2004: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Picture Made for TV
2005: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Best TV Movie
2004: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director (Miniseries/TV Movie)
2005: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Best Adapted Screenplay (Long Form)
2004: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries (Rush). 2 nom
2004: British Independent Film Awards (BIFA): 2 Nom., incl. Best Actor (Rush)
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