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Peter Shaffer

Biography

Screenwriter and playwright who all wrote the play Equus, which featured Harry Potter superstar Daniel Radcliffe within the nude. He went to Trinity University, where he examined History. He composed the effective play Five Finger Workout. He married 3 x, and acquired six children along with his first wife Loretta Newman. He composed the screenplay for the Academy Prize earning film Amadeus, which starred F. Murray Abraham.

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Full Name Peter Shaffer
Date Of Birth May 15, 1926
Died June 6, 2016, County Cork, Republic of Ireland
Place Of Birth England
Profession Screenwriter
Education St Paul's School, London, University of Cambridge, Trinity College, Cambridge
Nationality British, English
Parents Reka Fredman, Jack Shaffer
Siblings Anthony Shaffer
Awards Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Tony Award for Best Play, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay - Motion Picture, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Foreign Play, Shakespeare Prize, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Broadway Play, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Play, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (Foreign), New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Play
Nominations BAFTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Virgin Atlantic Best New Play, BAFTA Award for Best Screenplay, David di Donatello for Best Foreign Screenplay
Movies Amadeus, Equus, Follow Me!, The Royal Hunt of the Sun, Five Finger Exercise
Star Sign Taurus

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fifty Years on Stage2013TV Movie
Equus2008TV Movie
O Poder da Górgone1999TV Movie play
Midsomer Murders1998TV Series extracts from "Amadeus" by - 1 episode
O Fusível1997TV Movie play
Amadeus1984original screenplay / original stage play
Amadeus1984TV Movie play
I askisi pente daktylon1978TV Movie play "Five Finger Exercise"
Equus1977play / screenplay
To theatro tis Defteras1976TV Series 1 episode
Noche de teatro1974TV Series play - 1 episode
The Public Eye1972play / screenplay
BBC Play of the Month1970TV Series play - 1 episode
The Royal Hunt of the Sun1969play
The Private Ear1967TV Movie one-act play
The Pad and How to Use It1966play "The Private Ear"
BBC 31965TV Series
Estudio 31964TV Series 1 episode
Five Finger Exercise1962play
Terror in der Waage1960TV Movie play
Studio One in Hollywood1958TV Series play - 1 episode
Balance of Terror1957TV Movie play
ITV Play of the Week1955TV Series writer - 1 episode

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Amadeus1984supervisor - 2002 director's cut

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Making of 'Amadeus'2002Video documentary thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Arena1976-2013TV Series documentaryHimself / Himself - Playwright
Fog City Mavericks2007DocumentaryHimself
The Making of 'Amadeus'2002Video documentaryHimself - Writer
Great Composers1997TV Series documentary
This Is Your Life1992TV Series documentaryHimself
The Evening Standard Drama Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
The 57th Annual Academy Awards1985TV Special documentaryHimself - Winner: Best Adapted Screenplay
The 35th Annual Tony Awards1981TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Best Play
Working in the Theatre1981TV Series documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
2016: We Remember Part Two2016TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 70th Annual Tony Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - In Memoriam

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