The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

2004, Biography/Drama, 2h 2m

26 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

What to know

critics consensus

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers struggles to truly capture its subject's singular genius, but remains a diverting tribute -- and a showcase for the talents of Geoffrey Rush. Read critic reviews

You might also like

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Photos

Movie Info

A biographical film about Peter Sellers' turbulent rise from popular BBC radio performer to one of the world's most gifted comedic actors. Propelled by an overly possessive mother, Sellers struggled to reconcile his relationship with women, his celebrity status and his many selves.

Cast & Crew

Geoffrey Rush
Peter Sellers
Charlize Theron
Britt Ekland
Emily Watson
Anne Sellers
John Lithgow
Blake Edwards
Peter Vaughan
Bill Sellers
Sonia Aquino
Sophia Loren
Stanley Tucci
Stanley Kubrick
Stephen Fry
Maurice Woodruff
Henry Goodman
Dennis Selinger
Alison Steadman
Casting Agent
David Robb
Dr. Lyle Wexler
Steve Pemberton
Harry Secombe
Nigel Havers
David Niven
Mackenzie Crook
Car Salesman
George Cicco
Michael Sellers, 3 Yrs.
James Bentley
Michael Sellers, 7-10 Yrs.
Eliza Darby
Sarah Sellers
Lance Ellington
Singer , Ray Ellington
Stephen McFeely
Screenwriter
Freddy DeMann
Executive Producer
Pilar DeMann
Associate Producer
Juanita F. Diana
Associate Producer
George Faber
Executive Producer
Charles Pattinson
Executive Producer
David M. Thompson
Executive Producer
Ray Davies
Original Music
Richard Hartley
Original Music
John Smith
Film Editor
Peter Levy
Cinematographer
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

All Critics (26) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (18) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

  • Jul 16, 2014
    Effective, captivating biopic on Peter Sellers, I thought that the film was superbly acted and directed, and it ranks among the finest biopics that I have seen. Peter Sellers was one of cinema's most gifted talents, and his legacy is unique, here he is brought to life in a splendid and remarkable performance by actor Geoffrey Rush, who delivers one of his career defining roles as the great actor. The film chronicles the career of Peter Sellers and it shows his troubles behind the scenes. Peter Sellers was a talented actor, and Rush is perfect for the part. He really makes the role his own, and it's hard to imagine anyone else in the part. Here we see key moments in Sellers career such him making Dr Strangelove, making the Pink Panther films and marrying actress Britt Ekland. The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is an engaging drama, one that is enjoyable from start to finish. The film is well worth your time and it will surely appeal to fans of the late actor anyone looking for a great drama to watch. At times the film does have a few weak moments, but overall due to the strong performances, the film overcomes them and it's an enjoyable affair well worth your time. Geoffrey Rush is a terrific actor, and here he steals every scene that he's in. Overall, this is a solid film, a wonderful and rich biopic that is well crafted, acted and directed. If you're looking for an entertaining biopic, then this is sure to delight you. The film has its imperfections of course, but it does possess some powerful and memorable performances with great storytelling to make it an entertaining and pleasant two hour viewing experience.
    Alex r Super Reviewer
  • Nov 23, 2012
    Geoffrey Rush's spot-on performance of Sellers, is a real treat to watch.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Aug 02, 2012
    A shocking and sad movie to Peter Sellers' fans.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 03, 2011
    I didn't know the great Peter sellers was as crazy as he's characters, great movie but the one one to camera becomes quite annoying after a while
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

The Life and Death of Peter Sellers Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides