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Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Year of Release: 2010

Peter Sellers CBE (born Richard Henry Sellers; 8 September 1925 24 July 1980) was an English actor and comedian. He first came to prominence performing in the BBC Radio comedy series The Goon Show, featured on a number of hit comic songs and became known to a worldwide audience through his many film roles, among them Chief Inspector Clouseau in The Pink Panther series.

Sellers began his film career during the 1950s. Although the bulk of his work was comedic, often parodying characters of authority such as military officers or policemen, he also performed in other film genres and roles. Films demonstrating his artistic range include I'm All Right Jack (1959), Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (1962) and Dr. Strangelove (1964), What's New, Pussycat? (1965), Casino Royale (1967), The Party (1968), Being There (1979) and five films of the Pink Panther series (19631978). Sellers's versatility enabled him to portray a wide range of comic characters using different accents and guises, and he would often assume multiple roles within the same film, frequently with contrasting temperaments and styles.

In his personal life, Sellers struggled with depression and insecurities. An enigmatic figure, he often claimed to have no identity outside the roles that he played. His behaviour was often erratic and compulsive, and he frequently clashed with his directors and co-stars, especially in the mid-1970s when his physical and mental health, together with his alcohol and drug problems, were at their worst. Sellers was married four times and had three children from his first two marriages. He died from a heart attack, aged 54, in 1980.

This Corgi was sourced in November 2019 from a private collection

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini
Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini
Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini

Corgi CC82282; BL/Rover Mini; Peter Sellers' Mini
     

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