"The Life and Death of Peter Sellers" traces the British comic's 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 find his
place among women, among audiences and among his many selves. Confidence eluded him despite his marriages, critical acclaim,
and professional successes.
The film unveils the private torments that prompted this talented, charismatic actor to exclaim "I hate everything
I do", yet still reminds us why the world embraced this comic genius, elevating him to cultural icon.
Key Events in 1964
Pulitzer Prizes cancelled as commitee announces no work is good enough
Peter Sellers and Britt Ekland are married in London
Mods and Rockers clash at seaside resorts
Top of the Pops first broadcast
The Sun is first publised in the UK
The head of the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen is sawn off and stolen
Mary Poppins wins 8 Oscars