|Sir Peter Ustinov|
Peter Ustinov at a book signing session
|Born||Peter Alexander Ustinov|
16 April 1921
|Died||28 March 2004 (aged 82)|
Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland
|Spouse(s)||Isolde Denham (1940–1950)|
Suzanne Cloutier (1954–1971)
Hélène du Lau d'Allemands (1972–2004)
Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (pronounced /ˈjuːstɪnɒf/ or /ˈuːstɪnɒf/; 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning English actor, writer, humorist, dramatist, and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian and Ethiopian ancestry. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Genolier is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation Suzanne Cloutier ( July 10 1927 &ndash December 2 2003) was a Canadian film actress The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 1178 BC - A Solar eclipse may have marked the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A humorist is a person who writes or performs humorous material A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or Drama. Storytelling is the ancient art of conveying events in Words Images and Sounds often by Improvisation or embellishment Legal residents and citizens To be French according to the first article of the Constitution is to be a citizen of France regardless of one's origin race or religion ( The' Italian people' are a Southern European Ethnic group located primarily in Italy, Switzerland, France and by virtue of a wide-ranging Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The Russian people (Русские— Russkie) are an East Slavic Ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries NOTE This intro is the result of careful NPOV work Please do not make potentially controversial edits to it without first discussing on the talk page
Ustinov was born in Swiss Cottage, London. Swiss Cottage is a landmark of north-west London in the London Borough of Camden. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. His father, Iona (Jona) Baron von Ustinov, known to his friends as "Klop" ("blow" in Yiddish, "bedbug" in Russian), was of Russian and German descent, and had served as a lieutenant in the German Air Force in World War I, worked as a press officer at the German Embassy in London in the 1930s, and was a reporter for a German news agency. Jona Baron von Ustinov (aka Klop Ustinov) ( December 2 1892 - December 1 1962) was a German journalist and diplomat who worked The Russian people (Русские— Russkie) are an East Slavic Ethnic group, primarily living in Russia and neighboring countries Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany ( ˈbʊndəsʁepuˌbliːk ˈdɔʏtʃlant is a Country in Central Europe. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All In 1935 he began working for the British intelligence service MI5 and became a British citizen, thus avoiding internment or deportation during the war. Year 1935 ( MCMXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. (Peter Wright mentions in his book Spycatcher that Klop was possibly the spy known as U35; Ustinov says in his autobiography that his father hosted secret meetings of senior British and German officials at their London home. Peter Maurice Wright ( August 9, 1916 — April 27, 1995) was an English scientist and former MI5 counterintelligence SpyCatcher is an anti- Spyware program developed by Tenebril, for Microsoft Windows. ) Jona von Ustinov also had Ethiopian royal ancestry; Peter's great-grandfather, a Swiss missionary, married Susan Bell in Magdala, whose mother belonged to the Tewodros Dynasty. Jona Baron von Ustinov (aka Klop Ustinov) ( December 2 1892 - December 1 1962) was a German journalist and diplomat who worked The Solomonic dynasty is the traditional royal house of Ethiopia, claiming descent from King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, who is said Amba Mariam is a village in central Ethiopia. It was known as Magdala or Meqdela (መቅደላ meḳdelā) during the reign of Emperor Tewodros II ( Ge'ez ቴዎድሮስ also known as Theodore II) (c This means that Ustinov could arguably be considered the first man of known African descent to have won an Academy Award. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The distinguished Swedish tenor Nicolai Gedda, whose stepfather was another Ustinov, is related to this part of the family. The Swedish Tenor Nicolai Gedda (born July 11, 1925) is a famous Opera singer and recitalist
Peter Ustinov's mother, Nadia (Nadezhda) Leontievna Benois, was a painter and ballet designer of Russian, French and Italian ancestry. Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest Her father Leon Benois was an imperial Russian architect and owner of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Madonna Benois. Leon Benois ( Russian: Леонтий Николаевич Бенуа, 1856-1928 was a Russian architect son of Nicholas Benois, brother of Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci ( April 15 1452 – May 2 1519 was an Italian Polymath, having been a scientist Mathematician, Engineer Madonna and Child with Flowers, otherwise known as the Benois Madonna, could be one of two Madonnas started by Leonardo da Vinci His more famous brother Alexandre Benois was an outstanding stage designer who worked with Stravinsky and Diaghilev. Alexandre Nikolayevich Benois (Алекса́ндр Никола́евич Бенуа́ ( St Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Игорь Фёдорович Стравинский) ( &ndash 6 April 1971 was a Russian born Composer, considered by many to Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev (Серге́й Па́влович Дя́гилев / Sergei Pavlovich Dyagilev) also referred to as Serge, ( March 31, Their paternal ancestor Jules-César Benois was a chef who had left France for St Petersburg during the French Revolution and became a chef to Tsar Paul. Saint Petersburg ( tr: Sankt-Peterburg,) is a city and a federal subject of Russia located on the Neva River The French Revolution (1789–1799 was a period of political and social upheaval in the History of France, during which the French governmental structure previously an Tsar csar and tzar redirect here For other uses see Tsar (disambiguation. Paul (Па́вел I Петро́вич Pavel Petrovich) ( &ndash) was the Emperor of Russia between 1796 and 1801
Ustinov was educated at Westminster School and had a difficult and uncertain childhood because of his parents' constant bickering and personality clashes. The Royal College of St Peter in Westminster, almost always known as Westminster School, is one of Britain 's leading boys' Independent schools with Whilst at school he considered anglicizing his name to "Peter Austin" but was counselled against it by a fellow pupil who said that he should “Drop the ‘von’ but keep the ‘Ustinov’”. After training as an actor in his late teens, along with early attempts at playwriting, he made his stage début in 1938 at the Players' Theatre, becoming quickly established. The Players' Theatre is a Theatre in London Origins The history of the Players' is a microcosm of British theatrical history and many famous names have appeared He later wrote, "I was not irresistibly drawn to the drama. It was an escape road from the dismal rat race of school. "
Following military service as a private soldier during World War II, during which he had made propaganda films, starting with One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942), with actors such as David Niven whom he also served as batman, he began to branch out into writing. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including One of Our Aircraft is Missing ( is a British War film, the fourth collaboration between the British writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell Year 1942 ( MCMXLII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. James David Graham Niven (1 March 1910 – 29 July 1983 was an English Academy Award -winning Actor probably best known for his role as the punctuality-obsessed A batman (or batwoman) is a Soldier or Airman assigned to a Commissioned officer as a personal servant His first major success was with The Love of Four Colonels in 1951. He starred alongside Humphrey Bogart and Aldo Ray in We're No Angels (1955). Aldo Ray, born Aldo DaRe ( September 25, 1926 &ndash March 27, 1991) Aldo Ray was born Aldo DaRe on September 25 1926 to We're No Angels is a 1955 Christmas Comedy picture starring Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett His career as a dramatist continued alongside his acting career, his best-known play being Romanoff and Juliet (1956). Romanoff and Juliet is a play by Peter Ustinov. A comic spoof of the Cold War, it is set in the small mythical mid- European country of Concordia His film roles include Roman emperor Nero in Quo Vadis? (1951), Captain Vere in Billy Budd (1962), Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus (1960), an old man surviving a totalitarian future in Logan's Run (1976), and, in a half dozen films, Hercule Poirot, a part he first played in Death on the Nile (1978). Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus ( December 15, 37 – June 9, 68) born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called Quo Vadis is an epic 1951 film made by MGM. It was directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sam Zimbalist, from a Screenplay by Billy Budd is a 1962 Film produced, directed, and co-written by Peter Ustinov. Year 1962 ( MCMLXII) was a Common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Lentulus Batiatus was the owner of the Roman Gladiatorial school in Capua (near Mount Vesuvius) who owned Spartacus, the leader of the slave rebellion Logan's Run is a 1976 Science fiction film based on the novel of the same name by William F Death on the Nile is a 1978 film based on the Agatha Christie Mystery novel of the same title, directed by John Guillermin Ustinov voiced the well-known anthropomorphic lion Prince John of the 1973 Disney animated movie Robin Hood. Robin Hood is an Animated film produced by the Walt Disney Studios, first released in the United States on November 8, 1973 He also worked on several films as writer and occasionally director, including The Way Ahead (1944), School for Secrets (1946), Hot Millions (1968) and Memed, My Hawk (1984). The Way Ahead is a British Second World War drama released in 1944. Memed My Hawk (İnce Memed is a 1955 novel by Yaşar Kemal. It was Kemal's debut novel and is the first novel in his İnce Memed tetralogy.
He won Oscars for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Spartacus (1960) and Topkapi (1964). "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. Topkapi ( 1964) is a Heist film made by Filmways Pictures and distributed by United Artists. He also won one Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Quo Vadis? (he set the Oscar and Globe statuettes up on his desk as if playing doubles tennis; the game was also a love of his life, as was ocean yachting). The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and Television programs given out each year during a formal dinner Furthermore, Ustinov was the winner of three Emmys, one Grammy, and was nominated for two Tony awards.
Between 1952 and 1955 Ustinov starred alongside Peter Jones in the much-loved BBC radio comedy In All Directions. Peter Jones (12 June 1920 – 10 April 2000 was an English Actor, Playwright and broadcaster. The show featured Ustinov and Jones as themselves in a car in London perpetually searching for Copthorne Avenue. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The comedy derived from the characters they met along the way, often also played by themselves. The show was unusual for the time as it was largely improvised rather than scripted. Ustinov and Jones improvised on to a tape which was then edited for broadcast by Frank Muir and Denis Norden who also sometimes took part. Frank Herbert Muir (5 February 1920 - 2 January 1998 was an English Comedy writer radio and television personality and raconteur Denis Mostyn Norden (born 6th February 1922 in Hackney, London) is an English Comedy writer and Television presenter. Possibly the favourite characters were Morris and Dudley Grosvenor, two rather stupid East End spivs whose sketches always ended with the phrase "Run for it Morry" (or Dudley as appropriate. Spiv is a British word for a particular kind of petty criminal who deals in stolen goods or fraudulent sales especially a well-dressed man offering goods at bargain prices ) Sadly no recording is known to survive. 
During the 1960s, with the encouragement of Sir Georg Solti, Ustinov directed several operas including Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Ravel's L'Heure Espagnole, Schonberg's Erwartung, and Mozart's Magic Flute. WikipediaWikiProject Classical music#Biographical_infoboxes --> Sir Georg Solti, KBE ( 21 October 1912 WikipediaWikiProject Composers#Lead section --> Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini ( December 22, 1858 Further demonstrating his great talent and versatility in the theater, Ustinov later did set and costume production for Don Giovanni.
His autobiography, Dear Me (1977), was well received and saw him describe his life (ostensibly his childhood) whilst being interrogated by his own ego, with forays into philosophy, theater, fame, and self-realization. Dear Me is the title of an Autobiography by Peter Ustinov that was first published in 1977. In concluding, Ustinov muses "We have gone through much together, Dear Me, and yet it suddenly occurs to me we don't know each other at all".
In the later part of his life (from 1969 until his death), his acting and writing tasks took second place to his work on behalf of UNICEF - the United Nations Children's Fund, for which he was a Goodwill Ambassador and fundraiser. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 In this role he visited some of the neediest children and made use of his ability to make just about anybody laugh, including many of the world's most disadvantaged children. "Sir Peter could make anyone laugh," UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy is quoted as saying. "His one-man show in German was the funniest performance I have ever seen – and I don’t speak a word of German. "
Ustinov also served as President of the World Federalist Movement from 1991 until his death. The World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy ( WFM-IGP) is a Global citizens movement with member and associate organizations around the world Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. He once said, "World Government is not only possible, it is inevitable; and when it comes, it will appeal to patriotism in its truest, in its only sense, the patriotism of men who love their national heritages so deeply that they wish to preserve them in safety for the common good. ".
He is best-known to many Britons as a chat-show guest, a role to which he was ideally suited. Towards the end of his life he undertook some one-man stage shows in which he let loose his raconteur streak - he told the story of his life, including some moments of tension with the national society he was born into (as just one example, he took a test as a child which asked him to name a Russian composer; he wrote Rimsky-Korsakov but was marked down, told the correct answer was Tchaikovsky since they had been studying him in class, and told to stop showing off). Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov ( Николай Андреевич Римский-Корсаков, Nikolaj Andreevič Rimskij-Korsakov) also Nikolay
A car enthusiast since the age of four, he owned a succession of interesting machines ranging from a Fiat Topolino, several Lancias, a Hispano-Suiza, a pre-selector Delage and a special-bodied Jowett Jupiter. History The Topolino was the name given to an Automobile model manufactured by Fiat from 1936 to 1955 Lancia Automobiles SpA is an Italian Automobile manufacturer founded in 1906 by Vincenzo Lancia and which became part of the Fiat Group in History Early Years In 1898 a Spanish artillery captain Emilio de la Cuadra started with electric automobile production in Barcelona under The Delage Automobile company was established in January 1905 at 62 rue Chaptal (62 Chaptal street in Levallois, a northwesterly suburb of Paris The Jowett Jupiter was a British car made by Jowett Cars Ltd of Idle, near Bradford from 1950 to 1954 He made records like Phoney Folklore which included the song of the Russian peasant “whose tractor had betrayed him” and his "Grand Prix of Gibraltar" was a vehicle for his creative wit and ability at car engine sound-effects and voices.
He spoke English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian, fluently, as well as some Turkish and modern Greek. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people Italian ( or lingua italiana) is a Romance language spoken by about 63 million people as a First language, primarily in Italy. The German language (de ''Deutsch'') is a West Germanic language and one of the world's major languages. Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Turkish ( tr Türkçe IPA) is a language spoken by over 63 million people worldwide making it the most commonly spoken of the Turkic languages. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly He was proficient in accents and dialects in all his languages.
In the late 1960s, he became a Swiss citizen to avoid the British tax system of the time which taxed the earnings of the wealthy at up to 90 per cent. Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located However, he was knighted in 1990, and was appointed Chancellor of the University of Durham in 1992, having previously served as Rector of the University of Dundee in the late 1970s (a role in which he moved from being merely a figure-head to taking on a political role, negotiating with militant students). The British honours system is a means of rewarding individuals' personal bravery achievement or service to the United Kingdom. A Chancellor is the head of a University. Other titles are sometimes used such as President or Rector. Durham University is a University in Durham, England. It was founded as the University of Durham (which remains its official and legal name The word rector ("ruler" from the Latin regere and Rector meaning "Teacher" In Latin has a number of different meanings but all of them indicate an academic The University of Dundee ( Gaelic: Oilthigh Dùn Deagh) is the older and arguably much more stuck-up and snobby of the two Universities in the city
He received an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
Ustinov was a frequent defender of the Chinese government, stating in an address to the University of Durham in 2000, "People are annoyed with the Chinese for not respecting more human rights. Talk People's Republic of China) PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA ARTICLE GUIDELINES But with a population that size it's very difficult to have the same attitude to human rights. "
In 2003, Durham's postgraduate college (previously known as the Graduate Society) was renamed Ustinov College. Durham (ˈdʌrəm in RP, locally ˈdʏrəm is a small city and main settlement of the City of Durham district of County Durham, England See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described College ( Latin collegium) is a term most often used today to denote an Educational Institution. Ustinov College is the third largest college of Durham University.
He died on 28 March 2004 of heart failure in a clinic in Genolier, near his home in Bursins, Vaud, Switzerland. Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Heart failure is a Cardiac condition that occurs when a problem with the structure or function of the Heart impairs its ability to supply Genolier is a municipality in the district of Nyon in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. Bursins is a municipality in the district of Rolle in the canton of Vaud in Switzerland. The Canton of Vaud ( French pronunciation) is one of the 26 cantons of Switzerland and is located in Romandy, the southwestern part of the Switzerland (English pronunciation; Schweiz Swiss German: Schwyz or Schwiiz Suisse Svizzera Svizra officially the Swiss Confederation He was so well regarded as a goodwill ambassador that UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy spoke at his funeral and represented United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 Carol Bellamy (born January 14 1942) has been Director of the United States Peace Corps, Executive Director of The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security See also General Secretary. A number of International organizations, Communist parties and other bodies use the title Secretary Kofi Atta Annan, GCMG (born 8 April 1938 is a Ghanaian Diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations
Ustinov came to Berlin on a UNICEF mission in 2002 to visit the circle of United Buddy Bears that promote a more peaceful world between nations, cultures and religions for the first time. Berlin is the capital city and one of sixteen states of Germany. The United Nations Children's Fund (or UNICEF) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946 A Buddy Bear is an individually painted life-size fibreglass bear sculpture He was determined to ensure that Iraq would also be represented in this circle of about 140 countries. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. In 2003, he sponsored and opened the second exhibition of the United Buddy Bears in Berlin.
When, in an interview, he was once asked what he would like it to read on his tombstone, Ustinov replied "Please keep off the grass". A headstone, tombstone or gravestone is a marker normally carved from stone, placed over or next to the site of a Burial
Amongst his lesser known works, Ustinov presented and narrated the official video review of the 1987 Formula One season. The 1987 Formula One season was the 38th FIA Formula One World Championship season His commentary proved highly entertaining. Ustinov also narrated the documentary series "Wings of the Red Star. "
Ustinov graciously gave his name to the Foundation of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their prestigious Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award, given annually to a young television screenwriter. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences an organization of global broadcasters, with members from nearly 70 countries and over 400 companies The Sir Peter Ustinov Television Scriptwriting Award is a prestigious Television writing award bestowed annually by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Peter Ustinov was the President of the World Federalist Movement from 1991 to 2004, the time of his death. President is a Title leaders of Organizations companies, Trade unions universities, and countries. The World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy ( WFM-IGP) is a Global citizens movement with member and associate organizations around the world WFM is a global NGO that promotes the concept of one world government. New World Order refers to a Conspiracy in which a powerful and secretive group is plotting to eventually rule the world via an autonomous World WFM wish to lobby those in powerful positions to establish a unified human government based on democracy and civil society. Democracy is a form of government in which the supreme power is held completely by the people under a free electoral system Civil society is composed of the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions that form the basis of a functioning Society as opposed to the force-backed The United Nations and other world agencies would become the institutions of a World Federation. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security World government is the concept of a political body that would make interpret and enforce International law. The UN would be the federal government and nation states would become like provinces. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security For the online game see Jennifer Government NationStates. The nation-state is a certain form of State that derives its legitimacy
He was also unintentionally a part witness to the assassination of India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi ( Indirā Priyadarśinī Gāndhī) ( Née: Nehru (19 November 1917 - 31 October 1984 was the Prime Minister of the She was on her way to be interviewed by him for a documentary for Irish television, at her residence, when two of her bodyguards, Satwant Singh and Beant Singh, opened fire and riddled her with bullets. Satwant Singh Agwaan (1962-1989 was a Sikh bodyguard to the Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi, who on October 31 1984 was assassinated For other people called Beant Singh, see Beant Singh Beant Singh, son of Suchcha Singh a resident of
During the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Ustinov said in an interview "I don't know whether I played Nero or whether I played George W. Bush. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics. Nero Claudius Caesar Augustus Germanicus ( December 15, 37 – June 9, 68) born Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus, also called George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. "
Peter Ustinov at a book signing session at the ABC Shop, in The Myer Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (photo taken in either 1992 or 1993)
Peter Ustinov at a book signing session at the ABC Shop, in The Myer Centre, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (photo taken in either 1992 or 1993)
as Rector of the University of St Andrews
|Rector of the University of Dundee|
Sir Clement Freud
Dame Margot Fonteyn
|Chancellor of the University of Durham|
1992 – 2004
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Ustinov, Sir Peter Alexander; Alexander Baron von Ustinov, Peter|
|SHORT DESCRIPTION||Academy Award-winning British-born actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur|
|DATE OF BIRTH||April 16, 1921|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||London, England|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 28, 2004, aged 82|
|PLACE OF DEATH||Genolier, Vaud, Switzerland|