Peter Sellers on stage, radio, screen and record

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Peter Sellers was one of the best known comedians of his generation; photograph taken in 1973.

The British actor and comedian Peter Sellers (1925–1980) performed in many genres of light entertainment, including film, radio and theatre. He appeared in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, recorded a number of hit comic songs and became known internationally through his many film characterisations, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther film series. The filmmakers John and Roy Boulting described him as "the greatest comic genius [Britain] has produced since Charles Chaplin."[1]

Sellers's career on radio, film, television and record spanned from 1948 until his death.[2] He made his radio debut on ShowTime in 1948, followed by appearances in Ray's a Laugh, Starlight Hour, The Gang Show, Henry Hall's Guest Night and It's Fine To Be Young.[3][4] Along with Spike Milligan, Harry Secombe and Michael Bentine, he took part in the radio series The Goon Show (1951–60).[5] Throughout his career, Sellers made a number of television appearances, in character roles and for interviews and advertisements.[6] His stage appearances were few, largely because he had been unhappy with the touring he had done as a child with his family.[7] During his career he also released a number of albums containing sketches and comic songs;[8] the songs were undertaken in a variety of comic characters.[9]

Starting in the 1950s, Sellers appeared in over fifty films,[2] including I'm All Right Jack, Dr. Strangelove, Lolita, Being There and the Pink Panther series. At the peak of his career he was one of the most popular stars at the British box office: third in most popular films in 1962,[10] and second in 1963.[11] Sellers's versatility enabled him to portray a wide range of comic characters using different accents and guises, and he would often assume multiple roles within the same film.[12] In 2005 Channel 4 conducted a survey of modern-day comedians, who ranked Sellers the 14th most influential comedian of all time.[13][14]

Stage credits[edit]

Stage credits of Peter Sellers
Show Dates Theatre Role Notes
Jack and the Beanstalk 1946 Théâtre Marigny Various [15][16]
Mother Goose December 1954 – March 1955 London Palladium The Squire [17]
Brouhaha 17 August 1958 – February 1959 Aldwych Theatre The Sultan [15]

At the start of his career, Sellers also performed acts in a number of variety shows in various parts of Britain;[15] his wartime service with the Gang Shows of Ralph Reader saw him perform in India, Ceylon and Burma.[18]

Selected radio broadcasts[edit]

Sellers in the 1966 film After the Fox
Selected radio broadcasts of Peter Sellers
Programme Year(s) Number of episodes Notes
ShowTime 1948 2 Appeared in the 1 July and 19 August 1948 broadcasts[4]
It's Fine to Be Young 1948 4 Appeared in the weekly 31 August–21 September 1948 broadcasts[4]
Third Division 1949 6 First broadcast in late January 1949[19]
Petticoat Lane 1949 7 Unknown broadcast dates[20]
Sellers Market 1950 8 Broadcast in March 1950[20][21]
Crazy People 1951 17 Broadcast under the show's original name, Crazy People, against the wishes of the Goons;[22] broadcast 28 May – 20 September 1951[23]
"Cinderella" 1951 1 The Goon Show pantomime; broadcast 26 December 1951[23]
The Goon Show, Season 2 1952 25 Broadcast 22 January–15 July 1952[23]
The Goon Show, Season 3 1952–1953 25 Broadcast 11 November 1952 –5 May 1953[23]
"Coronation Edition" 1953 1 The Goon Show special; broadcast 1 June 1953[24]
The Goon Show, Season 4 1953–1954 30 Broadcast 2 October 1953 –19 April 1954[25][24]
"Archie in Goonland" 1954 1 The Goon Show special; broadcast 11 June 1954[24]
"The Starlings" 1954 1 The Goon Show special; broadcast 31 August 1954[26]
The Goon Show, Season 5 1954–1955 26 Broadcast 28 September 1954 –22 March 1955[26]
The Goon Show, Season 6 1955–1956 27 Broadcast 20 September 1955 –15 November 1955[26]
"China Story" 1956 1 The Goon Show special; broadcast 29 August 1956[27]
The Goon Show, Season 7 1956 25 Broadcast 4 October 1956 –1 November 1956[27]
Sellers Market 1957 8 Broadcast in March 1950[20][21]
Desert Island Discs 1957 1 Broadcast on 4 February 1957[28]
The Goon Show, Season 8 1957–1958 26 Broadcast 30 September 1957 –24 March 1958[29]
Vintage Goons 1957–1958 14 Selected remakes of past episodes of The Goon Show; broadcast 6 October 1957 –23 March 1958[30]
The Goon Show, Season 9 1958–1959 17 Broadcast 2 November 1958 –23 February 1959[30]
The Goon Show, Season 10 1959–1960 6 Broadcast 24 December 1959 –28 January 1960[31]
"The Last Goon Show of All" 1972 1 Broadcast 5 October 1972[32]

Sellers also appeared in supporting roles in a number of other radio programmes from the 1940s to the 1970s.[33]

Filmography[edit]

Filmography of Peter Sellers
Film[34][35][36] Year Role Notes
The Black Rose 1950 Lu Chung (voice only) Sellers dubbed the part played by Alfonso Bedoya (uncredited)[37]
Penny Points to Paradise 1951 The Major, Arnold Fringe
Let's Go Crazy 1951 Groucho, Giuseppe, Cedric, Izzy, Gozzunk, Crystal Jollibottom Also co-wrote screenplay (uncredited)[38]
Burlesque on Carmen 1951 Narrator 1951 re-release of Charlie Chaplin's 1915 short[39]
Down Among the Z Men 1952 Major Bloodnok
Our Girl Friday 1953 Parrot Voice (uncredited)[40]
Orders Are Orders 1954 Private Griffin
John and Julie 1955 Police Constable Diamond
The Ladykillers 1955 Mr. Robinson
The Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn 1956 Narrator, Supt. Quilt, Asst. Commissioner Sir Jervis Fruit, Henry Crun Also additional material[41]
The Man Who Never Was 1956 Winston Churchill Voice only[42]
Insomnia Is Good for You 1957 Hector Dimwiddle Short film[43]
The Smallest Show on Earth 1957 Leslie Quill
The Naked Truth 1957 Sonny McGregor
Dearth of a Salesman 1957 Hector Dimwiddle Short film[44]
Up the Creek 1958 CPO Doherty
tom thumb 1958 Antony
Carlton-Browne of the F.O. 1959 Prime Minister Amphibulos
The Mouse That Roared 1959 Grand Duchess Gloriana XII, Prime Minister Count Rupert Mountjoy, Tully Bascombe
I'm All Right Jack 1959 Fred Kite Won: BAFTA Award for Best British Actor[45]
The Battle of the Sexes 1959 Mr. Martin
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film 1960 Photographer Also co-writer and producer[46]
Won: San Francisco International Film Festival Award for Best Fiction Short[47]
Nominated: Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film[48]
Never Let Go 1960 Lionel Meadows
The Millionairess 1960 Dr. Ahmed el Kabir
Two-Way Stretch 1960 Dodger Lane
Mr. Topaze 1961 Auguste Topaze Also director[49]
Only Two Can Play 1962 John Lewis Nominated: BAFTA Award for Best British Actor[50]
Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 General Leo Fitzjohn Won: San Sebastián International Film Festival Award for Best Actor[51]
The Road to Hong Kong 1962 Indian Neurologist Uncredited[52]
Lolita 1962 Clare Quilty Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture[53]
The Dock Brief 1962 Wilfred Morgenhall
The Wrong Arm of the Law 1963 Pearly Gates
Heavens Above! 1963 The Reverend John Smallwood
The Pink Panther 1963 Inspector Jacques Clouseau Added to the American National Film Registry in 2010[54]
Nominated: BAFTA Award for Best British Actor[55]
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[56]
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove Added to the American National Film Registry in 1989[54]
Nominated: Academy Award for Best Actor[57]
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor[55]
The World of Henry Orient 1964 Henry Orient
A Shot in the Dark 1964 Inspector Jacques Clouseau
Carol for Another Christmas 1964 King of the Individualists TV film[58][nb 1]
Birds, Bees and Storks 1965 Narrator Short film[60]
What's New Pussycat? 1965 Doctor Fritz Fassbender
The Wrong Box 1966 Doctor Pratt
After the Fox 1966 Aldo Vanucci
Casino Royale 1967 Evelyn Tremble Also additional screenplay (uncredited)[61]
Woman Times Seven 1967 Jean
The Bobo 1967 Juan Bautista
The Party 1968 Hrundi V. Bakshi
I Love You, Alice B. Toklas 1968 Harold
The Magic Christian 1969 Sir Guy Grand KG, KC, CBE Also additional material[62]
A Day at the Beach 1970 Salesman
Hoffman 1970 Benjamin Hoffman
Simon, Simon 1970 Man with two cars
There's a Girl in My Soup 1970 Robert Danvers
Where Does It Hurt? 1972 Dr. Albert T. Hopfnagel
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 1972 The March Hare
Ghost in the Noonday Sun 1973 Dick Scratcher
The Blockhouse 1973 Rouquet
The Optimists of Nine Elms 1973 Sam Won: Tehran Film Festival Award for Best Actor[63][64]
Soft Beds, Hard Battles 1974 Général Latour, Major Robinson, Herr Schroeder, Adolf Hitler, The President, Prince Kyoto
The Great McGonagall 1974 Queen Victoria
The Return of the Pink Panther 1975 Inspector Jacques Clouseau Won: The Evening News British Film Award for Best Actor[2]
Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[65]
Murder by Death 1976 Sidney Wang
The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1976 Inspector Jacques Clouseau Nominated: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[66]
Kingdom of Gifts 1978 Larcenous Mayor Voice only[67]
Revenge of the Pink Panther 1978 Inspector Jacques Clouseau
The Prisoner of Zenda 1979 Rudolf IV, Rudolf V, Syd Frewin
Being There 1979 Chance Won: Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy[68]
London Film Critics Circle Special Award[69]
National Board of Review Award for Best Actor[70]
New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor[51]
Nominated: Academy Award for Best Actor[71]
BAFTA Award for Best British Actor[72]
The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu 1980 Dennis Nayland Smith, Dr. Fu 'Fred' Manchu Also director (uncredited)[73]
Trail of the Pink Panther 1982 Inspector Jacques Clouseau Footage of Sellers used

Awards and nominations[edit]

Sellers playing three parts in Dr. Strangelove
Sellers with neat hair and moustache in RAF uniform talking on the telephone
Group Captain Mandrake
Sellers with wild hair and dark glasses is grinning inanely
Dr. Strangelove
Sellers with bald head and thin-rimmed glasses looking at the camera with head slightly tilted
President Merkin Muffley
Awards and nominations for Peter Sellers's film work
Film Year Award Category Result Notes
The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film 1959 32nd Academy Awards Short Subject (Live Action) Nominated Sellers was the producer and cast member
[48]
I'm All Right Jack 1959 13th British Academy Film Awards Best British Actor Won [45]
Waltz of the Toreadors 1962 San Sebastián International Film Festival Best Actor Won [51]
Lolita 1962 20th Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor Nominated [53]
Only Two Can Play 1962 16th British Academy Film Awards Best British Actor Nominated [50]
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 37th Academy Awards Best Actor Nominated [57]
The Pink Panther 1964 22nd Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Nominated [56]
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb 1964 18th British Academy Film Awards Best British Actor Nominated [55]
The Pink Panther 1965 18th British Academy Film Awards Best British Actor Nominated [55]
The Optimists of Nine Elms 1973 Tehran Film Festival Best Actor Won [63][64]
The Return of the Pink Panther 1976 33rd Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Nominated [65]
The Return of the Pink Panther 1976 The Evening News British Film Awards Best Actor Won [2]
The Pink Panther Strikes Again 1977 34th Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Nominated [66]
Being There 1979 51st National Board of Review Awards Best Actor Won [70]
Being There 1979 45th New York Film Critics Circle Awards Best Actor Won [51]
Being There 1980 37th Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Musical or Comedy Won [68]
Being There 1980 52nd Academy Awards Best Actor Nominated [71]
Being There 1980 34th British Academy Film Awards Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated [72]
Being There 1980 London Film Critics' Circle Award Best Actor Won [69]

Television[edit]

Main series and appearances

Television: main series and notable appearances of Peter Sellers
Programme Year Number of episodes Notes
And So to Bentley 1954 13 [74]
The Idiot Weekly, Price 2d 1956 6 As "The Editor"; broadcast 24 February–23 April 1956[74]
A Show Called Fred 1956 5 Broadcast 2–30 May 1956[74]
Son of Fred 1956 8 Broadcast 17 September–5 November 1956[75]
Yes, It's the Cathode Ray Tube Show 1957 6 Broadcast 11 February–18 March 1957[75]
The Telegoons, Series 1 1963 11 Broadcast 10 October–28 December 1963[76]
The Telegoons, Series 2 1964 15 Broadcast 20 March–1 August 1964[76]

Selected guest appearances

Television: guest appearances of Peter Sellers
Programme Year Number of episodes Notes
The Steve Allen Show 1964 1 Broadcast on 20 March 1964[77]
Not Only... But Also 1965 1 Broadcast in 1965[78]
Parkinson 1974 1 Broadcast in the autumn of 1974[79]
The Muppet Show 1978 1 Broadcast in February 1978[80]

Advertisements[edit]

Head of torso shot of a smiling man wearing dark glasses
Sellers often characterised his appearances when he was hired for advertisements.
Advertisements in which Peter Sellers appeared
Product Year(s) Notes
PG Tips mid-1950s Sellers and Kenneth Connor voiced chimpanzees for the first six adverts.[6]
Benson & Hedges 1973 Only shown in UK cinemas[6]
Trans World Airlines 1975 Sellers played several characters, including Thrifty McTravel, Jeremy 'Piggy' Peak Thyme and an Italian singer, Vito.[6]
Barclaycard 1980 Three adverts as Monte Casino, a Jewish con-man[6]

Discography[edit]

Albums—solo and duet

Solo and duet album recordings by Peter Sellers
Album Year Highest UK chart position Notes
The Best of Sellers 1958 3 [81]
Songs for Swinging Sellers 1959 3 [81]
Peter & Sophia 1960 5 With Sophia Loren[81]
He's Innocent of Watergate 1974 With Spike Milligan[82]
Sellers Market 1979 [83]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Albums—guest appearances and compilations

A man in a white cardigan sitting on an armchair posing for the camera with an unexpressed look on his face
As well as film appearances, Sellers achieved chart success with his comedy album and single releases.
Guest and compilation album recordings by Peter Sellers
Album Year Highest UK chart position Notes
Bridge on the River Wye 1962 With Harry Secombe, Spike Milligan, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook[84]
Fool Britannia 1963 10 With Anthony Newley and Joan Collins[81]
How to Win an Election 1964 20 With Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan[81][nb 2]
Commoners Crown 1974 21 Steeleye Span album on which Sellers played ukulele on one track[85][86]
Captain Beaky and His Band 1977 Sellers performed on two tracks[84]
The Parkinson Interview 1980 Edited highlights of the BBC interview with Michael Parkinson[84]
Songs of Sellers 1983 [87]
The Peter Sellers Collection 1990 [87]
A Celebration of Sellers 1993 [87]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Sellers also appeared on a number of Goon Show records.[88]

Singles

Sellers released several comedy singles, many of them produced by George Martin and released on the Parlophone record label.[89] These include:

Single recordings by Peter Sellers
Single Year Highest UK chart position Notes
"Any Old Iron" 1957 17 [89]
"Goodness Gracious Me" 1960 4 With Sophia Loren[90]
"Bangers and Mash" 1961 22 With Sophia Loren[90]
"A Hard Day's Night" 1965 14 [89][nb 3]
"A Hard Day's Night" 1993 52 Re-released version[89]

A number of other singles were released, but did not enter the UK charts.[92]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The character may have been called Imperial Me, according to The New York Times.[59]
  2. ^ Unlike the album The Last Goon Show of All, this release was not credited to The Goons, but listed under the names of the three performers.[84]
  3. ^ This consisted of him speaking the lyrics using the stereotypical voice of an actor playing Shakespeare's Richard III. He also performed the song in costume on television.[91]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Boulting, John; Boulting, Roy (25 July 1980). "Peter the Great". The Guardian (London). p. 11. 
  2. ^ a b c d Millian, Spike (2004). "Sellers, Peter (1925–1980)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press). doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/31669. Retrieved 9 July 2012.  (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  3. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 48.
  4. ^ a b c Lewis 1995, p. 164.
  5. ^ Barker, Dennis. "Goons (act. 1951–1960)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press). Retrieved 11 July 2012.  (subscription required)
  6. ^ a b c d e Rigelsford 2004, p. 176.
  7. ^ Sikov 2002, p. 9.
  8. ^ Hall 2006, p. 254.
  9. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 79.
  10. ^ "Money-Making Films of 1962". The Times (London). 1 January 1960. p. 13. 
  11. ^ "Most Popular Films of 1963". The Times (London). 1 January 1964. p. 13. 
  12. ^ "Rush: Peter Sellers story 'like a fable'". CNN Entertainment. 15 November 2004. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  13. ^ "Cook voted 'comedians' comedian'". BBC News. 2 January 2005. Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  14. ^ Thorpe, Vanessa (2 January 2005). "Cook tops poll of comedy greats". The Guardian (online). Retrieved 21 October 2012. 
  15. ^ a b c Rigelsford 2004, p. 185.
  16. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 132.
  17. ^ Sikov 2002, p. 86.
  18. ^ Sikov 2002, p. 26.
  19. ^ Sikov 2002, p. 46.
  20. ^ a b c Rigelsford 2004, p. 184.
  21. ^ a b Lewis 1995, p. 272.
  22. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 690.
  23. ^ a b c d Rigelsford 2004, p. 177.
  24. ^ a b c Rigelsford 2004, p. 178.
  25. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 7.
  26. ^ a b c Rigelsford 2004, p. 179.
  27. ^ a b Rigelsford 2004, p. 180.
  28. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 371.
  29. ^ Rigelsford 2004, pp. 180–181.
  30. ^ a b Rigelsford 2004, p. 181.
  31. ^ Rigelsford 2004, pp. 181–182.
  32. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 182.
  33. ^ Rigelsford 2004, pp. 182–184.
  34. ^ "Filmography: Sellers, Peter". BFI Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  35. ^ Sikov 2002, pp. 387–399.
  36. ^ Rigelsford 2004, pp. 142–164.
  37. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 284.
  38. ^ "Let's Go Crazy (1951)". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  39. ^ "Burlesque on Carmen (1951)". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  40. ^ "Our Girl Friday: Cast". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  41. ^ "The Case of the Mukkinese Battle Horn: Credits". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  42. ^ "The Man Who Never Was: Cast". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  43. ^ "Insomnia Is Good for You: Release". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  44. ^ Gompertz, Will (11 December 2013). "Lost Peter Sellers films to be screened at festival". BBC (London). 
  45. ^ a b "BAFTA Awards 1959". BAFTA Awards Database. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  46. ^ "The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film: Credits". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  47. ^ Oliver, John. "Running, Jumping and Standing Still Film, The (1960)". Screenonline. British Film Institute. Retrieved 17 July 2012. 
  48. ^ a b "The 32nd Academy Awards (1960) Nominees and Winners". Oscar Legacy. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  49. ^ "Mr. Topaze". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  50. ^ a b "BAFTA Awards 1962". BAFTA Awards Database. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  51. ^ a b c d "Peter Sellers: The Official Site". Peter Sellers: Awards. The Estate of Peter Sellers. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  52. ^ "The Road to Hong Kong". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  53. ^ a b "The 20th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1963)". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  54. ^ a b "National Film Registry". National Film Preservation Board. 
  55. ^ a b c d "BAFTA Awards 1964". BAFTA Awards Database. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  56. ^ a b "The 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1965)". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  57. ^ a b "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". Oscar Legacy. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  58. ^ Sikov 2002, p. 228.
  59. ^ Vinciguerra, Thomas (20 December 2007). "Marley Is Dead, Killed in a Nuclear War". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2012. 
  60. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 164.
  61. ^ "Casino Royale: Credits". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  62. ^ "The Magic Christian: Credits". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  63. ^ a b "In the News". Take One (Unicorn Publisher) 4: 35. 1972. 
  64. ^ a b WWW 1981, p. 714.
  65. ^ a b "The 22nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1976)". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  66. ^ a b "The 23rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (1977)". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  67. ^ "Kingdom of Gifts: Cast". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  68. ^ a b "The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1980)". Golden Globe Awards. Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  69. ^ a b Halliwell 2001, p. 564.
  70. ^ a b "Awards for 1979". NBR Awards. National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  71. ^ a b "The 52nd Academy Awards (1980) Nominees and Winners". Oscar Legacy. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  72. ^ a b "BAFTA Awards 1980". BAFTA Awards Database. British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved 9 July 2012. 
  73. ^ "The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu: Credits". Film & TV Database. British Film Institute. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  74. ^ a b c Rigelsford 2004, p. 165.
  75. ^ a b Rigelsford 2004, p. 166.
  76. ^ a b Rigelsford 2004, p. 167.
  77. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 905.
  78. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 170.
  79. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 174.
  80. ^ Sikov 2002, p. 352.
  81. ^ a b c d e "Peter Sellers, albums". Official UK Charts Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  82. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 80.
  83. ^ Lewis 1995, p. 85.
  84. ^ a b c d Rigelsford 2004, p. 188.
  85. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 19.
  86. ^ "Steeleye Span, albums". Official UK Charts Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  87. ^ a b c Rigelsford 2004, p. 189.
  88. ^ Rigelsford 2004, p. 190.
  89. ^ a b c d "Peter Sellers". Official UK Charts Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  90. ^ a b "Peter Sellers & Sophia Loren". Official UK Charts Archive. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  91. ^ Spizer & Livingston 2000, p. 166.
  92. ^ Rigelsford 2004, pp. 189–190.

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