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Peter Ustinov

Peter Ustinov

Birthdate: April 16, 1921

Deathdate: March 28, 2004

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov CBE ( 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humourist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk s... ...detailed bio


Luther (2003)

The film begins during a thunderstorm in 1505 as Luther is returning to his home. For fear of losing his life in the storm, Luther commits his life to God and becomes a monk. In the next scene it is 1507 and Luther is a monk in Erfurt. During his time at the monastery, he is constantly troubled b...

Salem Witch Trials (2002)

In the tradition of Arthur Miller's McCarthy-era play The Crucible, this TV dramatization of the Salem Witch Trials was heavily influenced by the then present-day political scene. The climax is devoted to the notorious witch trials, staged at the behest of the Massachusetts colony's politically a...

Animal Farm (1999)

Jessie, a female Border Collie, and her friends, who have all been hiding away from Napoleon and his spies, are starting their journey back to their home, which they had escaped from years before. A massive storm is washing away the looming structures of Manor Farm. Jessie reflects on the events ...

Alice in Wonderland (1999)

The film follows the storyline of the book closely, save for adding some scenes from Through the Looking-Glass. It also changes the opening real world scene from Alice and her sister sitting at a riverbank to Alice in her bedroom, reluctantly practicing the song "Cherry Ripe", which she is expect...

The Bachelor (1999)

Jimmie Shannon (Chris O'Donnell) wants to be a bachelor forever: wild, free and never tied down. Eventually, though, he proposes to Anne (Renée Zellweger), his girlfriend of three years in the most romantic restaurant in town--only he spoils the special moment with a crude approach. Anne is going...

Stiff Upper Lips (1999)

England, 1908: Emily Ivory (Cates) is a wealthy young woman who lives with her Aunt Agnes (Scales) at Ivory's End, a large country house. At 22, as her aunt constantly reminds her, she is verging on spinsterhood. She meets her brother's best friend, Cedric Trilling (Portal), when the two come hom...

The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet (1995)


The Old Curiosity Shop (1995)

1839. The young Nell Trent is leading a happy life with her grandfather in his curiosity shop. Wharf owner Daniel Quilp has given large amounts of money to Nell's grandfather as an investment, expecting a large profit. But when Quilp finds out the old man has lost all the money with playing cards...

Lorenzo's Oil (1992)

At the beginning of the film, Lorenzo (played by Noah Banks and also Zack O'Malley Greenburg) is portrayed as a bright and vibrant young boy living in the Comoros Islands, as his father works for the World Bank and is stationed there. When his parents relocate to the United States he begins to sh...

There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs (1990)

There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs (Italian: C'era un castello con 40 cani) is a 1990 comedy film, starring Peter Ustinov and directed by Duccio Tessari. It is based on the novel Au bonheur des chiens by Rémo Forlani.

Around the World in 80 Days (1989)

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La Révolution française (1989)

La Révolution française is a two-part film, co-produced by France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and Canada. The first part, titled La Révolution française: les Années lumière (The Years of Light) was directed by Robert Enrico. The second part, La Révolution française: les Années terribles (...

Appointment with Death (1988)

Emily Boynton, stepmother to the three Boynton children – Lennox, Raymond and Carol – and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband that would have freed the children from her dominating influence. She takes herself, the ch...

Murder in Three Acts (1986)

Poirot joins his assistant Hastings in Acapulco, Mexico, where Hastings is staying. They go to a party at which the other guests include the writer Janet Crisp, the American actor Charles Cartwright, a clergyman called Babbington, Daisy Eastman and her daughter Egg, Dr Strange, and Ricardo Montoy...

Dead Man's Folly (1986)

Dead Man's Folly is a 1986 British-American television film featuring Agatha Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It is based on Christie's novel Dead Man's Folly. The film was directed by Clive Donner and starred Peter Ustinov as Poirot. The cast included Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Cecil, ...

Thirteen at Dinner (1985)

Thirteen at Dinner is a 1985 American-British television film featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Adapted from the Agatha Christie novel Lord Edgware Dies by Rod Browning it was directed by Lou Antonio and starred Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, Jonathan Cecil, Diane Keen and Bill Nighy....

The Making of Agatha Christie's 'Evil Under the Sun' (1982)

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Evil Under the Sun (1982)

In the prologue, a hiker reports finding a dead woman on the Yorkshire moors to local police, who identify strangled Alice Ruber. Belgian detective Hercule Poirot (Peter Ustinov) is asked to check out a blue-hued diamond belonging to Sir Horace Blatt (Colin Blakely), a millionaire industrialist....

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, and Gonzo the Great play newspaper reporters for the Daily Chronicle. Kermit and Fozzie, specifically, are playing identical twin reporters, which becomes the source of a running gag - supposedly, nobody can tell they are twins unless Fozzie wears his hat. While Gonz...

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981)

Retired detective Charlie Chan is asked for his help by the San Francisco police to solve a new series of murders. His son Lee is, as usual, by his side. Prime suspect in the killings is a shady lady known as the Dragon Queen, but soon Chan's suspicions fall elsewhere.