Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a film of genre Drama directed by Stephen Hopkins released in USA on 21 may 2004 with Geoffrey Rush

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004)

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 21 may 2004
Length 2h2
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Biography,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romance
Rating68% 3.4479853.4479853.4479853.4479853.447985

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a 2004 British/American film about the life of English comedy actor Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and starred Geoffrey Rush as Sellers, Miriam Margolyes as his mother Peg Sellers, Emily Watson as his first wife Anne Howe, Charlize Theron as his second wife Britt Ekland, John Lithgow as Blake Edwards, Stephen Fry as Maurice Woodruff and Stanley Tucci as Stanley Kubrick.

Synopsis

The film shows Peter Sellers as a complex and tormented genius, whose success as a film star concealed his difficult and relatively unhappy private life. This "troubled life" is the primary focus of this biopic, which personalizes "one of the greatest comic actors in the history of the British cinema," and shows the many masks he wore and characters he played as an actor.

Actors

Trailer of The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

There are 230 films with the same actors, 13 films with the same director, 88342 with the same cinematographic genres (including 13 with exactly the same 5 genres than The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), 958 films with the same themes (including 118 films with the same 2 themes than The Life and Death of Peter Sellers), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, you will probably like those similar films :
Shakespeare in Love, 2h3
Directed by John Madden
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, Films about suicide, Films about television, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Musical films, Romeo and Juliet, Political films, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare, LGBT-related films, Films about royalty, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Tom Wilkinson
Rating70% 3.548553.548553.548553.548553.54855
In 1593 London, William Shakespeare is a sometime player in the Lord Chamberlain's Men and poor playwright for Philip Henslowe, owner of The Rose Theatre. Shakespeare is working on a new comedy, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter. Suffering from writer's block, he has barely begun the play, but starts auditioning players. Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant, who has seen Shakespeare's plays at court, disguises herself as "Thomas Kent" to audition, then runs away. Shakespeare pursues Kent to Viola's house and leaves a note with the nurse, asking Thomas Kent to begin rehearsals at the Rose. He sneaks into the house with the minstrels playing that night at the ball, where her parents are arranging her betrothal to Lord Wessex, an impoverished aristocrat. While dancing with Viola, Shakespeare is struck speechless, and after being forcibly ejected by Wessex, uses Thomas Kent as a go-between to woo her. Wessex also asks Will's name, to which he replies that he is Christopher Marlowe.
Blow Out
Blow Out (1981)
, 1h47
Directed by Brian De Palma
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Horror, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about films, Serial killer films, Political films
Actors John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, John McMartin, Bernie Rachelle
Rating73% 3.699283.699283.699283.699283.69928
While in post-production on a low-budget exploitation film, Philadelphia sound technician Jack Terry (Travolta) is told by his producer that he needs a more realistic sounding scream and better wind effects. After leaving the studio to record potential sound effects at a local park, he sees a car careen off the road and plunge into a nearby creek. Jack dives into the water to help, discovering a dead man and a young woman, still alive, trapped inside the submerged car. He pulls her to safety and accompanies her to a local hospital. Jack learns that the driver of the car was the governor (and a presidential hopeful); the girl was an escort named Sally (Allen). Associates of the governor attempt to whitewash the incident by concealing that Sally was in the car, and they convince Jack to smuggle Sally out of the hospital with him.
The French Lieutenant's Woman, 2h4
Directed by Karel Reisz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner, Peter Vaughan, Hilton McRae, Liz Smith
Rating68% 3.4466853.4466853.4466853.4466853.446685
The film intercuts the stories of two affairs: one a Victorian period drama involving the gentleman palaeontologist Charles Smithson and the complex and troubled Sarah Woodruff, "The French Lieutenant's Woman"; the other between the actors "Mike" and "Anna", playing the lead roles in a modern filming of the story. In both segments, Jeremy Irons and Meryl Streep play the lead roles, but in line with John Fowles' source novel having multiple endings, the two otherwise parallel stories have different outcomes.
Trial and Error, 1h38
Directed by Jonathan Lynn
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Rip Torn, Jennifer Coolidge, Alexandra Wentworth
Rating57% 2.8985052.8985052.8985052.8985052.898505
Charlie Tuttle (Jeff Daniels) is a partner in a successful law firm, Whitfield and Morris. His boss and future father-in-law sends him to Paradise Bluff, Nevada, to request a continuance in a mail-fraud case involving a distant relative who is believed to be guilty, and is very likely to be adjudged guilty. But the timing of the trip conflicts with Charlie's bachelor party. After Charlie drives from California to Paradise Bluff, he is unexpectedly greeted by his best man, actor Richard Rjetti, (Michael Richards) who is determined to show his friend a great time prior to his wedding.
My Wife Is an Actress, 1h35
Directed by Yvan Attal
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about journalists, Films about sexuality, Films about television, Transport films, Rail transport films, Film se déroulant dans un train
Actors Yvan Attal, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Terence Stamp, Noémie Lvovsky, Lionel Abelanski, Ludivine Sagnier
Rating63% 3.197873.197873.197873.197873.19787
Journaliste sportif, Yvan est marié à Charlotte, une comédienne célèbre. Beaucoup l'estiment chanceux, mais un jour quelqu'un lui fait remarquer que de nombreux acteurs embrassent sa femme, et qu'une foule de spectateurs la déshabillent du regard à chaque film... Yvan devient jaloux.
The Artist
The Artist (2011)
, 1h40
Directed by Michel Hazanavicius
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about animals, Films about films, Films about television, Films about dogs, Musical films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jean Dujardin, Bérénice Bejo, James Cromwell, John Goodman, Uggie, Penelope Ann Miller
Rating78% 3.9471853.9471853.9471853.9471853.947185
In 1927, silent film star George Valentin is posing for pictures outside the premiere of his latest hit film when a young woman, Peppy Miller, accidentally bumps into him. Valentin reacts with humor to the accident and shows off with Peppy for the cameras. The next day, Peppy finds herself on the front page of Variety with the headline "Who's That Girl?" Later, Peppy auditions as a dancer and is spotted by Valentin, who insists that she have a part in Kinograph Studios' next production, despite objections from the studio boss, Al Zimmer. While performing a scene in which they dance together, Valentin and Peppy show great chemistry, despite her being merely an extra. With a little guidance from Valentin (he draws a beauty spot on her, which will eventually be her trademark, after finding her in his dressing room), Peppy slowly rises through the industry, earning more prominent starring roles.
Ed Wood
Ed Wood (1994)
, 2h7
Directed by Tim Burton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films, Films about sexuality, Films about television, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Cross-dressing in film
Actors Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Patricia Arquette, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jeffrey Jones, Lisa Marie
Rating77% 3.8981753.8981753.8981753.8981753.898175
In 1952, Ed Wood (Johnny Depp) is struggling to join the film industry. Upon hearing of an announcement in Variety magazine that producer George Weiss (Mike Starr) is trying to purchase Christine Jorgensen's life story, Ed is inspired to meet Weiss in person. Weiss explains that Variety‍ '​s announcement was a news leak, and it is impossible to purchase Jorgensen's rights. The producer decides to "fictionalize" the film, titled I Changed My Sex!. Ed tries to convince Weiss that he is perfect to direct I Changed My Sex! because he is a transvestite, but is unsuccessful since Weiss wants a director with experience. One day, Ed meets his longtime idol Bela Lugosi (Martin Landau), after spotting him trying out a casket. Ed drives Bela home and the two become friends. Later, Wood persuades Weiss to let him direct I Changed My Sex! by convincing him that having a star in the film would sell tickets, and they could sign Bela for a low price.
Pleasantville, 2h
Directed by Gary Ross
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Romance
Themes Films about films, Films about television, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon
Rating74% 3.7484553.7484553.7484553.7484553.748455
David (Tobey Maguire) and his twin sister Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon) lead different high-school social lives. Jennifer is shallow and extroverted; David is introverted and spends most of his time watching television. One evening while their mother (Jane Kaczmarek) is away, they fight over the TV. Jennifer wants to watch a concert on MTV, but David wants to watch a marathon of Pleasantville, a black and white 1950s sitcom about the idyllic Parker family. During the fight, the remote control breaks, and the TV cannot be turned on manually.
Singin' in the Rain, 1h43
Directed by Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about films, Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Films about television, Musical films
Actors Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Jean Hagen, Millard Mitchell, Cyd Charisse
Rating82% 4.149164.149164.149164.149164.14916
Don Lockwood (Kelly) is a popular silent film star with humble roots as a singer, dancer and stuntman. Don barely tolerates his vapid, shallow leading lady, Lina Lamont (Hagen), though their studio, Monumental Pictures, links them romantically to increase their popularity. Lina herself is convinced they are in love, despite Don's protestations otherwise.