Born on September 8, 1925, in Hampshire, England, Richard Henry Sellers was an English comedian, singer, and actor. He was a CBE of the British Empire. Peter was the son of Agnes Doreen and William Sellers, who worked as theatrical show performers in Southsea, England.
He debuted on the stage when he was two weeks old at the Kings Theater at Southsea. He started going with his parents in various plays that visited the provincial theatres. As a tyke, he trained in dancing and went to the St. Aloysius' Boarding and Day School for Boys.
He also learned to play drums and was a member of some jazz groups as a youngster.He enrolled in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War when he was 18 years old. In the air force, he made a small team, who would entertain fighters.
Seller built up a passion at the very early age for comedy. In 1948, he tried out for the British Broadcasting Corporation. He debuted with the show 'New To You' on BBC on March 18. He worked alongside entertainers Michael Bentinefor, Spike Mulligan and Harry Secombe for 'The Goon Show' in 1951. The audience loved the show and Seller got famous for it.
A successful program on the radio helped him dispatch his vocation on the silver screen. In 1952, he showed up in movie 'Down Among the Z Men' by Maclean Rogers and landed himself a small part in the motion picture 'The Ladykillers' by Alexander Mackendrick in 1955.He got an opportunity to show his actual potential with the films like 'The Mouse That Roared' by Jack Arnold and 'I'm All Right, Jack' by John Boulting in 1959, both got appreciation from the audience.
In 1963, he did the part of a police inspector in the blockbuster film 'The Pink Panther' by Blake Edwards. He depicted different characters in 'Dr. Strangelove’ movie by Stanley Kubrick in 1964. After a failure in the late sixties, he found success with the film 'The Return of the Pink Panther' by Blake Edwards in 1974. After that, he gave one his most critical performance with the movie 'Being There,' a dark comedy by Hal Ashby in 1979.
The motion picture 'The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu' was his last film, in which he played various characters for one final time, discharged in 1980.This movie got Seller statures of grandness.For assuming the parts of Dr. Strangelove, Group Captain Lionel Mandrake, and President Merkin Muffley, Seller got a nomination for the Academy Award as the Best Actor.
'Being There' film won him the Best Actor for the British Academy Film award and Academy grant. He received various honors which incorporates the National Board of Review grant and the Golden Globe Award as the Best Actor in Comedy or Musical. Seller wedded four times, and his first spouse was Anne Howe. He married her on 15 September of 1951 with whom he had two kids, Sarah and Michael. They broke-up in 1962. Then, he married Britt Ekland, a Swedish performer on 19 February of 1964.
The couple had a little girl in 1965 preceding their separation in 1968.On 24 August of 1970, he wedded for the third time to a twenty-three-year-old Miranda Quarry, a model. But, similar to his past two relational unions, this marriage also didn't go for long, and the couple divorced in 1974.
Later, he married Lynne Frederick on 18 February of 1977. He deceased in Middlesex Hospital in London due to a heart attack. People considered him among one of the best comics and he has chosen the '41st Greatest Movie Star' by 'Premiere Magazine'. Peter was the first male to show up on the cover page of ‘Playboy Magazine,’ in April of 1964. He also appeared in "Barclays Bank" advertisement some days before he died. The commercial never broadcasted.