Peter Ustinov

Peter Ustinov

Director, Performer, Writer

Peter Ustinov, the portly, bearded Renaissance man of British theatre, who carried on simultaneous careers as actor, director, playwright and all-around wit for half a century, died in Switzerland on March 28, 2004. He was 82. Mr. Ustinov, who was born in London, seemed to go through life with a devilish twinkle in his eye. He saw humor in every aspect of his career and life and expressed his thoughts imcomparably well in countless talk show appearances. "Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious," he once said.

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  • Also known as: Sir Peter Ustinov
  • Born: Apr 16, 1921 in London, England
  • Death: Mar 28, 2004 in Vaud, Switzerland

Awards

New York Drama Critics' Circle
1953 Best Foreign Play The Love of Four Colonels Winner
Tony Award
1958 Actor in a Play Romanoff and Juliet Nominee