• Publication date: July 22, 2010

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

The feature adaptation of the turbulent professional and personal life of actor and comedian Peter Sellers.

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2004

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November 3, 2015 15:30 (KSA) ~ November 3, 2015 14:30 (CLT)

Peter Sellers early movie fame was based primarily on his comic characterizations, often of bumbling and foreign-accented persons, characters which he embodied.

As his movie fame rose, he began to lose his own personal identity to his movie characters, leading to self-doubt of himself as a person.

This self-doubt manifested itself in fits of anger and what was deemed as arrogance by many.

In turn, his personal relationships began to deteriorate as his characterizations were continually used to mask his problems.

His first wife divorced him and his relationships with his parents and children became increasingly distant.


  • Geoffrey Rush
  • CharlizeTheron
  • Emily Watson
  • John Lithgow
  • Miriam Margolyes
  • Peter Vaughan
  • Sonia Aquino
  • Stanley Tucci
  • Directed by: Stephen Hopkins