Peter Ustinov
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"Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov", Commander of the Order of the British Empire/CBE was an English actor, writer and dramatist. He was also renowned as a filmmaker, Theatre director/theatre and opera director, stage designer, author, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, Newspaper columnist/newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. A noted wit and raconteur, he was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. He was also a respected intellectual and diplomat who, in addition to his various academic posts, served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF and President of the World Federalist Movement.

Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor/Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards for acting, a Grammy Award for best recording for children, as well as the recipient of governmental honours from, amongst others, the United Kingdom, France and Germany. He displayed a unique cultural versatility that has frequently earned him the accolade of a Polymath/Renaissance man. Miklós Rózsa, composer of the music for Quo Vadis (1951 film)/Quo Vadis and of numerous concert works, dedicated his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 22 (1950) to Ustinov.

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