Peter Ustinov

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  • Birth Name: Peter Alexander von Ustinov
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Died: March 28, 2004
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • During World War II, served as a batman (British term for personal servant) to David Niven; the two became life-long friends.
  • His first wife, Isolde Denham, was half-sister to Angela Lansbury.
  • The film Spartacus took so long to film that he wrote a full-length novel during filming, and his youngest child Andrea replied "Spartacus" when a schoolmate asked her what her father did for a living.
  • Set to interview Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the day she was assassinated.
  • Was knighted in 1990.
  • An accomplished raconteur, he frequently appeared on talk shows in his later years.

Awards

  • 1951, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
  • 1958, Emmy — Actor- Best Single Performance- Lead or Support: Winner
  • 1968, Oscar — Best Writing (Story and Screenplay--written directly for the screen): Nominee
  • 1960, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1982, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming: Nominee
  • 1967, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama: Winner
  • 1952, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 1959, Grammy — Best Recording for Children: Winner
  • 1965, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: Nominee
  • 1958, Tony — Play: Nominee
  • 1964, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Winner
  • 1958, Tony — Actor (Dramatic): Nominee
  • 1985, Emmy — Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts: Nominee
  • 1963, BAFTA Film Awards — Best British Screenplay: Nominee
  • 1961, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1979, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 1962, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1961, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film: Nominee
  • 1963, Writers Guild Awards — Drama: Nominee
  • 1972, Berlin Film Festival — Silver Bear for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution: Winner
  • 1969, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy: Nominee
  • 1970, Emmy — Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Winner

Relationships

  • Jona von Ustinov — Father
  • Tamara Ustinov — Daughter
  • Andrea Ustinov — Daughter
  • Nadia Benois — Mother
  • Isolde Denham — Ex-wife
  • Pavla Ustinov — Daughter
  • Igor Ustinov — Son
  • Suzanne Cloutier — Ex-wife
  • Alexandre Benois — Great-uncle
  • Helene du Lau d'Allemans — Wife

College

  • London Theatre Studio, London, England

Details

  • Birth Name: Peter Alexander von Ustinov
  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Died: March 28, 2004
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Writer