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Bursins
Bursins
Cemetery, Nyon District de Nyon Vaud, Switzerland

Residence Bursins, Vaud, Switzerland

Nationality British

Alma mater Westminster School

Occupation Actor, writer, filmmaker

Years active 1940–2004

Spouse(s)

Isolde Denham (m. 1940; div. 1950) Suzanne Cloutier
Suzanne Cloutier
(m. 1954; div. 1971) Helene du Lau d'Allemans (m. 1972)

Children 4; including Tamara Ustinov

Parent(s)

Jona von Ustinov Nadezhda Benois

Awards See Awards

Sir
Sir
Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE, FRSA (born Peter Alexander von Ustinov; /ˈjuːstɪnɒf/ or /ˈuːstɪnɒf/;[1] 16 April 1921 – 28 March 2004) was an English actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter. He was a fixture on television talk shows and lecture circuits for much of his career. An intellectual and diplomat, he held various academic posts and served as a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF
UNICEF
and President of the World Federalist Movement. Ustinov was the winner of numerous awards over his life, including two Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor, Emmy Awards, Golden Globes and BAFTA Awards
BAFTA Awards
for acting, and a Grammy Award
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 Renaissance man. Miklós Rózsa, composer of the music for Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis
and of numerous concert works, dedicated his String Quartet No. 1, Op. 22 (1950) to Ustinov. In 2003, Durham University
Durham University
changed the name of its Graduate Society
Graduate Society
to Ustinov College
Ustinov College
in honour of the significant contributions Ustinov had made as chancellor of the university from 1992 until his death.

Contents

1 Family background and early life 2 Career highlights 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 World politics 6 Novels, novellas, short stories, and plays 7 Television 8 Discography 9 Filmography 10 Awards

10.1 Academy Award 10.2 BAFTA Award 10.3 Berlin
Berlin
International Film Festival 10.4 Emmy Award 10.5 Golden Globe Award 10.6 Grammy Award 10.7 Tony Award 10.8 Evening Standard British Film Award 10.9 Lifework 10.10 Other 10.11 State honours and awards 10.12 Honorary Degrees

11 In popular culture 12 References 13 External links

Family background and early life[edit] Peter Alexander von Ustinov was born in London, England. His father, Jona von Ustinov, was of Russian, Polish Jewish, German, and Ethiopian descent. Peter's paternal grandfather was Plato von Ustinov, a Russian nobleman, and his grandmother was Magdalena Hall, of mixed Ethiopian-German-Jewish origin. Peter's paternal great-great-grandparents (through Magdalena's mother) were the German painter Eduard Zander and the Ethiopian aristocrat Court-Lady Isette-Werq in Gondar.[2] Ustinov's mother, Nadezhda Leontievna Benois, known as Nadia, was a painter and ballet designer of French, German, Italian, and Russian descent.[3][4] Her father, Leon Benois, was an Imperial Russian architect and owner of Leonardo da Vinci's painting Madonna Benois. Leon's brother Alexandre Benois was a stage designer who worked with Stravinsky and Diaghilev. Their paternal ancestor Jules-César Benois was a chef who had left France for St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
during the French Revolution and became a chef to the Emperor
Emperor
Paul. Jona (or Iona) worked as a press officer at the German Embassy in London
London
in the 1930s, and was a reporter for a German news agency. In 1935, two years after Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
came to power in Germany, Jona von Ustinov began working for the British intelligence service MI5
MI5
and became a British citizen, thus avoiding internment during the war. He was the controller of Wolfgang Gans zu Putlitz, an MI5
MI5
spy in the German embassy in London
London
who furnished information on Hitler's intentions before the Second World War.[5] ( Peter Wright
Peter Wright
mentions in his book Spycatcher
Spycatcher
that Jona was possibly the spy known as U35; Ustinov says in his autobiography that his father hosted secret meetings of senior British and German officials at their London
London
home.) Ustinov's great-grandfather Moritz Hall,[6] a Jewish refugee from Kraków
Kraków
and later a Christian convert and collaborator of Swiss and German missionaries in Ethiopia, married into a German-Ethiopian family. Ustinov was educated at Westminster School
Westminster School
and had a difficult childhood because of his parents' constant fighting. One of his schoolmates was Rudolf von Ribbentrop, the eldest son of the Nazi Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop. While at school, Ustinov considered anglicising his name to "Peter Austin", but was counselled against it by a fellow pupil who said that he should "Drop the ‘von’ but keep the ‘Ustinov’". After training as an actor in his late teens, along with early attempts at playwriting, he made his stage début in 1938 at the Players' Theatre, becoming quickly established. He later wrote, "I was not irresistibly drawn to the drama. It was an escape road from the dismal rat race of school."[7] Career highlights[edit]

Ustinov as Nero
Nero
in Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis
(1951)

In 1939, he appeared in White Cargo at the Aylesbury
Aylesbury
Rep, where he performed in a different accent every night.[8] Ustinov served as a private in the British Army
British Army
during World War II, including time spent as batman to David Niven
David Niven
while writing the Niven film The Way Ahead. The difference in their ranks‍—‌Niven was a lieutenant-colonel and Ustinov a private‍—‌made their regular association militarily impossible; to solve the problem, Ustinov was appointed as Niven's batman.[9] He also appeared in propaganda films, debuting in One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
(1942), in which he was required to deliver lines in English, Latin, and Dutch. In 1944 under the auspices of ENSA, he presented and performed the role of Sir Anthony Absolute, in Sheridan's The Rivals, with Dame Edith Evans, at the Larkhill Camp theater. After the war, he began writing; his first major success was with the play The Love of Four Colonels (1951). He starred with Humphrey Bogart and Aldo Ray
Aldo Ray
in We're No Angels (1955). His career as a dramatist continued, his best-known[clarification needed] play being Romanoff and Juliet (1956). His film roles include Roman emperor Nero
Nero
in Quo Vadis (1951), Lentulus Batiatus in Spartacus (1960), Captain Vere in Billy Budd (1962), and an old man surviving a totalitarian future in Logan's Run (1976). Ustinov voiced the anthropomorphic lions Prince John and King Richard in the 1973 Disney
Disney
animated film Robin Hood. He also worked on several films as writer and occasionally director, including The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
(1944), School for Secrets
School for Secrets
(1946), Hot Millions (1968), and Memed, My Hawk
Memed, My Hawk
(1984).

Ustinov (left) as Hercule Poirot
Hercule Poirot
with John Gielgud
John Gielgud
in Appointment with Death (1988)

In half a dozen films, he played Agatha Christie's detective Hercule Poirot, first in Death on the Nile (1978) and then in 1982's Evil Under the Sun, 1985's Thirteen at Dinner (TV movie), 1986's Dead Man's Folly (TV movie), 1986's Murder in Three Acts (TV movie), and 1988's Appointment with Death.

Ustinov in The Sundowners (1960)

Ustinov won Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Spartacus (1960) and Topkapi (1964). He also won one Golden Globe award for Best Supporting Actor for the film Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis
(he set the Oscar and Globe statuettes up on his desk as if playing doubles tennis; the game was a love of his life, as was ocean yachting). Ustinov was also the winner of three Emmys and one Grammy, and was nominated for two Tony Awards. Between 1952 and 1955, he starred with Peter Jones in the BBC
BBC
radio comedy In All Directions. The series featured Ustinov and Jones as themselves in a London
London
car journey perpetually searching for Copthorne Avenue. The comedy derived from the characters they met, whom they often also portrayed. The show was unusual for the time, as it was improvised rather than scripted. Ustinov and Jones improvised on a tape, which was difficult, and then edited for broadcast by Frank Muir and Denis Norden, who also sometimes took part. During the 1960s, with the encouragement of Sir
Sir
Georg Solti, Ustinov directed several operas, including Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Ravel's L'heure espagnole, Schoenberg's Erwartung, and Mozart's The Magic Flute. Further demonstrating his great talent and versatility in the theatre, Ustinov later undertook set and costume design for Don Giovanni. His autobiography, Dear Me (1977), was well received and had him describe his life (ostensibly his childhood) while being interrogated by his own ego, with forays into philosophy, theatre, fame, and self-realisation. In the later part of his life (from 1969 until his death), his acting and writing tasks took second place to his work on behalf of UNICEF, for which he was a Goodwill Ambassador and fundraiser. In this role, he visited some of the neediest children and made use of his ability to make people laugh, including many of the world's most disadvantaged children. " Sir
Sir
Peter could make anyone laugh," UNICEF
UNICEF
Executive Director Carol Bellamy
Carol Bellamy
is quoted as saying.[10] On 31 October 1984, Ustinov was due to interview Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi
for Irish television. She was assassinated on her way to the meeting.[11]

Ustinov in 1986

Ustinov also served as President of the World Federalist Movement
World Federalist Movement
from 1991 until his death. He once said, "World government is not only possible, it is inevitable, and when it comes, it will appeal to patriotism in its truest, in its only sense, the patriotism of men who love their national heritages so deeply that they wish to preserve them in safety for the common good."[12] He was a frequent guest of Jack Paar's Tonight Show in the early 1960s and was a guest on the "upside down" episode of the American talk show Late Night, during which the camera, mounted on a slowly revolving wheel, gradually rotated the picture 360° during the course of an hour; Ustinov appeared midway through and was photographed upside down in close-up as he spoke while his host appeared only in long shots. Towards the end of Ustinov's life, he undertook some one-man stage shows in which he let loose his raconteur streak: he told the story of his life, including some moments of tension with the society into which he was born. For example, he took a test as a child, asking him to name a Russian composer; he wrote Rimsky-Korsakov, but was marked down. He was then told the correct answer, Tchaikovsky, since he had been studying him in class, and was told to stop showing off. He was the subject of This Is Your Life on two occasions: in November 1977 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Studios
on the set of Death on the Nile, and a week before, he was surprised at a book signing at book printers Butler and Tanner in Frome, Somerset. This footage was not used, as Ustinov flatly refused to take part and swore at Andrews. His wife persuaded him to change his mind.[citation needed] He was surprised again in December 1994, when Michael Aspel approached him at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva. A car enthusiast since the age of four, he owned a succession of interesting machines ranging from a Fiat Topolino, several Lancias, a Hispano-Suiza, a preselector gearbox Delage, and a special-bodied Jowett Jupiter. He made records like Phoney Folklore that included the song of the Russian peasant "whose tractor had betrayed him" and his "Grand Prix of Gibraltar" was a vehicle for his creative wit and ability at car-engine sound effects and voices.[citation needed] He spoke English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and Russian fluently, as well as some Turkish and modern Greek. He was proficient in accents and dialects in all his languages. Ustinov provided his own German and French dubbing for some of his roles, both for Lorenzo's Oil. As Hercule Poirot, he provided his own voice for the French versions of Thirteen at Dinner, Dead Man's Folly, Murder in Three Acts, Appointment with Death and Evil under the Sun but, unlike Jane Birkin, who had dubbed herself in French for both this film and Death on the Nile, Ustinov did not provide his voice for the latter (his French voice being provided by Roger Carel, who had already dubbed him in Spartacus and other films). He dubbed himself in German as Poirot only in Evil under the Sun (his other Poirot roles being undertaken by no fewer than three different actors). On the other hand, he provided only his English voice for Disney's Robin Hood and NBC's Alice in Wonderland.[13]

Ustinov in 1992 by Erling Mandelmann

In the 1960s, he became a Swiss resident to avoid the British tax system of the time, which heavily taxed the earnings of the wealthy. However, he was knighted in 1990 and was appointed chancellor of Durham University
Durham University
in 1992, having previously been elected as the first rector of the University of Dundee
University of Dundee
in 1968[14] (a role in which he moved from being merely a figurehead to taking on a political role, negotiating with militant students). Ustinov was re-elected to the post for a second three-year term in 1971, narrowly beating Michael Parkinson after a disputed recount.[15][16] He received an honorary doctorate from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium). Ustinov was a frequent defender of the Chinese government, stating in an address to Durham University
Durham University
in 2000, "People are annoyed with the Chinese for not respecting more human rights. But with a population that size it's very difficult to have the same attitude to human rights."[citation needed] In 2003, Durham's postgraduate college (previously known as the Graduate Society) was renamed Ustinov College. Ustinov went to Berlin
Berlin
on a UNICEF
UNICEF
mission in 2002 to visit the circle of United Buddy Bears
United Buddy Bears
that promote a more peaceful world between nations, cultures, and religions for the first time. He was determined to ensure that Iraq
Iraq
would also be represented in this circle of about 140 countries. Ustinov also presented and narrated the official video review of the 1987 Formula One season, and narrated the documentary series Wings of the Red Star. In 1988, he hosted a live television broadcast entitled The Secret Identity of Jack the Ripper. Ustinov gave his name to the Foundation of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their Sir
Sir
Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
Television Scriptwriting Award, given annually to a young television screenwriter. Personal life[edit]

Ustinov with Suzanne Cloutier
Suzanne Cloutier
and daughter in the 1950s

Ustinov was married three times—first to Isolde Denham (1920–1987), daughter of Reginald Denham and Moyna Macgill. The marriage lasted from 1940 to their divorce in 1950, and they had one child, daughter Tamara Ustinov. Isolde was the half-sister of Angela Lansbury, who appeared with Ustinov in Death on the Nile. His second marriage was to Suzanne Cloutier, which lasted from 1954 to their divorce in 1971. They had three children, two daughters, Pavla Ustinov and Andrea Ustinov, and a son, Igor Ustinov. His third marriage was to Helene du Lau d'Allemans, which lasted from 1972 to his death in 2004.[17] Ustinov was a secular humanist. He was listed as a distinguished supporter of the British Humanist Association, and had once served on their advisory council.[18][19] Ustinov suffered from diabetes and a weakened heart in his last years.[20] Death[edit] Ustinov died on 28 March 2004 of heart failure in a clinic in Genolier, near his home in Bursins, Vaud, Switzerland.[21] He was so well regarded as a goodwill ambassador that UNICEF
UNICEF
Executive Director Carol Bellamy
Carol Bellamy
spoke at his funeral and represented United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan. World politics[edit] Ustinov was the President of the World Federalist Movement
World Federalist Movement
from 1991 to 2004, the time of his death.[22] WFM is a global NGO
NGO
that promotes the concept of global democratic institutions. WFM lobbies those in powerful positions to establish a unified human government based on democracy and civil society. The United Nations and other world agencies would become the institutions of a World Federation. The UN would be the federal government and nation states would become similar to provinces.[citation needed] Until his death, Ustinov was a member of English PEN, part of the PEN International network that campaigns for freedom of expression. Novels, novellas, short stories, and plays[edit]

Abelard and Heloise Add a Dash of Pity and Other Short Stories Beethoven's Tenth Brewer's Theatre (with Isaacs, et al.) The Comedy Collection Dear Me Disinformer: Two Novellas Frontiers of the Sea Generation at Jeopardy: Children in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (with the United Nations Children's Fund) God and the State Railways Halfway Up the Tree The Indifferent Shepherd James Thurber
James Thurber
with Thurber Klop and the Ustinov Family (with Nadia B. Ustinov) Krumnagel The Laughter Omnibus Life is an Operetta: And Other Short Stories The Loser The Love of Four Colonels The Methuen Book of Theatre Verse (with Jonathan and Moira Field) Monsieur Rene My Russia The Moment of Truth Niven's Hollywood with Tom Hutchinson "No Sign of the Dove" (play, unsuccessful, ran for only a week at the Savoy Theatre c. 1952) The Old Man and Mr. Smith: A Fable[23] Photo Finish Quotable Ustinov Romanoff and Juliet Still at Large The 13 Clocks
The 13 Clocks
with James Thurber The Unicorn in the Garden and Other Fables for Our Time (with James Thurber) The Unknown Soldier and His Wife Ustinov at Eighty Ustinov at Large Ustinov in Russia Ustinov Still at Large

Television[edit]

Doctor Snuggles Jesus of Nazareth (miniseries) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
on the Orient Express Omni: The New Frontier[24] Wings of the Red Star (as narrator) Le défi mondial[25]

Discography[edit]

Grand Prix of Gibraltar (1960) (spoken word comedy)

Filmography[edit]

Hullo Fame (1940) (documentary) Mein Kampf — My Crimes (1940) (documentary) as Marinus van der Lubbe (uncredited) One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
One of Our Aircraft Is Missing
(1942) as The Priest The Goose Steps Out
The Goose Steps Out
(1942) as Krauss Let the People Sing (1942) as Dr. Bentika The New Lot (1943) as Keith (uncredited) The Way Ahead
The Way Ahead
(1944) (screenwriter) as Rispoli - Cafe Owner The True Glory (1945) (documentary) School for Secrets
School for Secrets
(1946) (director and writer) Carnival (1946) (screenwriter) Vice Versa (1948) (screenwriter, director, and producer) Private Angelo (1949) (screenwriter, director) as Private Angelo Odette (1950) as Lt. Alex Rabinovich / Arnauld Hotel Sahara
Hotel Sahara
(1951) as Emad Quo Vadis
Quo Vadis
(1951) as Nero The Magic Box (1951) as Industry Man Pleasure
Pleasure
(1952) as Narrator (English version, voice, uncredited) The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
The Curious Adventures of Mr. Wonderbird
(1952) as Wonderbird (English version, voice) Martin Luther (1953) as Duke Francis of Luneberg (uncredited) The Egyptian (1954) as Kaptah Beau Brummell (1954) as Prince of Wales We're No Angels (1955) as Jules Lola Montès
Lola Montès
(1955) as Circus Master The Wanderers (1956) as Don Alfonso Pugliesi The Spies (1957) as Michel Kiminsky An Angel Passed Over Brooklyn
An Angel Passed Over Brooklyn
(1957) as Mr. Bossi Spartacus (1960) as Batiatus The Sundowners (1960) as Rupert Venneker Romanoff and Juliet (1961) (screenwriter, director) as The General Billy Budd (1962) (screenwriter, director, and producer) as Edwin Fairfax Vere - Post Captain Royal Navy Alleman (1963) (documentary) (narrator) Women of the World
Women of the World
(1963) (documentary) (narrator) Topkapi (1964) as Arthur Simon Simpson The Peaches (1964) (narrator) John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home
(1965) as King Fawz Lady L
Lady L
(1965) (screenwriter, director) as Prince Otto of Bavaria (uncredited) The Comedians (1967) The Comedians in Africa (1967) as Ambassador Manuel Pineda Blackbeard's Ghost
Blackbeard's Ghost
(1968) as Captain Blackbeard Hot Millions
Hot Millions
(1968) (screenwriter) as Marcus Pendleton / Caesar Smith Viva Max!
Viva Max!
(1969) as General Maximilian Rodrigues De Santos The Festival Game (1970) (documentary) Hammersmith Is Out
Hammersmith Is Out
(1972) (director) as Doctor Big Truck and Sister Clare (1972) as Israeli Truck Driver Robin Hood (1973) as Prince John / King Richard (voice) One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
(1975) as Hnup Wan Logan's Run (1976) as Old Man The Muppet Show
The Muppet Show
(1976) Treasure of Matecumbe
Treasure of Matecumbe
(1976) as Dr. Ewing T. Snodgrass Kein abend wie jeder andere[26] (1976) as owner of Billy's artstore Jesus of Nazareth (1977) as Herod the Great The Purple Taxi
The Purple Taxi
(1977) as Taubelman The Mouse and His Child (1977) as Manny the Rat (voice) Double Murder (1977) as Harry Hellman The Last Remake of Beau Geste (1977) as Sgt. Markov Winds of Change (1978) as Narrator (voice) Death on the Nile (1978) as Hercule Poirot Thief of Baghdad (1978) as The Caliph Morte no Tejo (1979) (documentary) Einstein's Universe (1979) (documentary) Ashanti (1979) as Suleiman We'll Grow Thin Together (fr) (1979) as Victor Lasnier Tarka the Otter (1979) as Narrator (voice) Charlie Chan
Charlie Chan
and the Curse of the Dragon Queen (1981) as Charlie Chan The Great Muppet Caper
The Great Muppet Caper
(1981) as Truck Driver Grendel Grendel Grendel (1981) as Grendel (voice) The Search for Santa Claus (1981) as Grandfather Venezia, carnevale - Un amore (1982) Evil Under the Sun (1982) as Hercule Poirot Memed, My Hawk
Memed, My Hawk
(1984) (screenwriter, director) as Abdi Aga Thirteen at Dinner (1985) as Hercule Poirot Dead Man's Folly (1986) as Hercule Poirot Peter Ustinov's Russia (documentary) (1986) Murder in Three Acts (1986) as Hercule Poirot Appointment with Death (1988) as Hercule Poirot Peep and the Big Wide World (1988) (narrator) Around the World in 80 Days (1989) as Detective Wilbur Fix La Révolution française (1989) as André-Boniface-Louis Riquetti, vicomte de Mirabeau (segment "Années Lumière, Les") Granpa
Granpa
(pencil animation) (1989) as Granpa
Granpa
(voice) There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs
There Was a Castle with Forty Dogs
(1990) as Le vétérinaire Muggione Lorenzo's Oil
Lorenzo's Oil
(1992) as Professor Nikolais Wings of the Red Star (1993) (narrator) The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) as Grandfather The Phoenix and the Magic Carpet (1995) as Grandfather / Phoenix (voice) Paths of the Gods (1995) (documentary) Stiff Upper Lips
Stiff Upper Lips
(1998) as Horace Alice in Wonderland (1999) as Walrus Animal Farm (1999) as Old Major (voice) The Bachelor (1999) as Grandad James Shannon My Friend as the Alien (1999) (voice) My Khmer Heart (2000) (documentary) Majestät brauchen Sonne (2000) (documentary) Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) (documentary) The Will to Resist (2002) Luther (2003) as Frederick the Wise Winter Solstice (2004) as Hughie McLellan Siberia: Railroad Through the Wilderness (2004) (narrator)

Awards[edit]

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Academy Award[edit]

1952 nominated: Best Supporting Actor (Quo Vadis) 1961 won: Best Supporting Actor (Spartacus) 1965 won: Best Supporting Actor (Topkapi) 1969 nominated: Best Original Screenplay (Hot Millions, with Ira Wallach)

BAFTA Award[edit]

1962 nominated: Best British Screenplay (Billy Budd) 1978 nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Death on the Nile) 1992 won: Britannia Award for Lifetime Achievement 1995 nominated: Best Light Entertainment Performance (An Evening with Sir
Sir
Peter Ustinov)

Berlin
Berlin
International Film Festival[edit]

1961 nominated: Golden Bear
Golden Bear
(Romanoff and Juliet) 1972 won: Silver Bear
Silver Bear
for an outstanding artistic contribution (Hammersmith Is Out)[27] 1972 nominated: Golden Bear
Golden Bear
(Hammersmith Is Out)

Emmy Award[edit]

1958 won: Best Single Performance by a Leading or Supporting Actor (Omnibus: The Life of Samuel Johnson) 1967 won: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Barefoot in Athens) 1970 won: Outstanding Single Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (A Storm in Summer) 1982 nominated: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Informational Programming (Omni: The New Frontier) 1985 nominated: Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts (The Well-Tempered Bach with Peter Ustinov)

Golden Globe Award[edit]

1952 won: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Quo Vadis) 1961 nominated: Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Spartacus) 1965 nominated: Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Topkapi)

Grammy Award[edit]

1960 won: Best Recording for Children (Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf) with the Philharmonia Orchestra directed by Herbert von Karajan[28] 1974 nominated: Best Recording for Children (The Little Prince) 1978 nominated: Best Recording for Children (Russell Hoban, The Mouse and His Child) 1981 nominated: Best Spoken Word Album (A Curb in the Sky)

Tony Award[edit]

1958 nominated: Best Play (Romanoff and Juliet) 1958 nominated: Best Actor in a Play (Romanoff and Juliet)

Evening Standard British Film Award[edit]

1980 won Best Actor (Death on the Nile)

Lifework[edit]

1992: Britannia Award 1993: London
London
Critics' Award 1994: Bambi 1997: German Video Prize of the DIVA Award 1998: Bavarian Television Award 2001: Golden Camera (Goldene Kamera, Berlin) 2002: Planetary Consciousness Award of the Club of Budapest 2004: Bavarian Film Award (Bayerischer Filmpreis) 2004: Rose d'Or
Rose d'Or
Charity Award with UNICEF
UNICEF
(posthumously)

Other[edit]

1974: Golden Camera Award for Best Actor for the Exchange of Notes 1978: Prix de la Butte for Oh my goodness! Messy memoirs 1981: Karl-Valentin-Orden (Munich) 1987: Golden Rascal (Goldenes Schlitzohr)

State honours and awards[edit]

1957: Benjamin Franklin Medal of the Royal Society of Arts
Royal Society of Arts
(London) 1974: Order of the Smile (Poland) 1975: Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Commander of the Order of the British Empire
(CBE) (United Kingdom) 1978: UNICEF
UNICEF
International Prize for outstanding services 1985: Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
(France) 1986: Istiqlal Order (Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan) 1987: Order of the Yugoslav Flag 1987: Elected to the Académie française[28] 1990: Gold Medal of the City of Athens 1990: Medal of the Hellenic Red Cross 1990: Knight Bachelor
Knight Bachelor
(United Kingdom) 1991: Medal of Charles University in Prague 1994: Knight of the National Order of the Southern Cross (Brazil) 1994: German Culture Prize (Deutscher Kulturpreis) 1995: International UNICEF
UNICEF
Prize for Outstanding Services 1998: Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesverdienstkreuz) 2001: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art, 1st class[29] 2004: Hanseatic Bremen Prize for International Understanding (Bremer Hansepreis für Völkerverständigung)

Honorary Degrees[edit] Ustinov received many Honorary Degrees in honour of his work.

Honorary Degrees

Country State/Province Date School Degree

 United States  Ohio 1968 Cleveland Institute of Music Doctor of Music
Doctor of Music
(D.Mus)[30]

 Scotland   1969 University of Dundee Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
(LL.D)

 United States  Pennsylvania 1971 La Salle University Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
(LL.D)

 England   1972 Lancaster University Doctor of Letters
Doctor of Letters
(D.Litt)[31]

 Canada  Alberta 1981 University of Lethbridge Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
(LL.D)[32]

 Canada  Ontario 1984 University of Toronto Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
(LL.D)[33][34]

 United States  District of Columbia 1988 Georgetown University

 Canada  Ontario 1991 Carleton University Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
(LL.D)[35]

 England   1992 Durham University Doctor of Humanities

 Canada  Ontario 1995 St. Michael's College

 Canada  Ontario 1995 Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

 Belgium   1995 Free University of Brussels

 Republic of Ireland   1999 National University of Ireland Doctor of Laws
Doctor of Laws
(LL.D)[36]

  Switzerland   2001 International University in Geneva

This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. In popular culture[edit] In 1997 singer-songwriter Lauren Christy released a song entitled "The Night I Saved Peter Ustinov", on her album Breed. In it Christy recounts a story in which she saves Ustinov from a suicide attempt.[citation needed] In Knowing Me Knowing You, when asked who the most famous philosopher alive is, after much consternation, Alan Partridge replies "Peter Ustinov". References[edit]

^ The pronunciations accepted by Sir
Sir
Peter himself according to Miller, Gertrude M. Miller (Editor). BBC
BBC
Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names. Oxford University Press, 1971. ISBN 0-19-431125-2. ^ McEwan, Dorothea (2013). The Story of Däräsge Maryam. LIT Verlag Münster. p. 45. ISBN 3643904088. Retrieved 2 June 2014.  ^ Distinguished Guest in the Visitation Parish Gemeinde Mariae-Heimsuchung St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg
Archived 24 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. Visitmaria.ru (17 March 2011). ^ Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
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monitored union and CND leaders with ministers' backing, book reveals Archived 22 June 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Richard Norton-Taylor, The Guardian, 5 October 2009. ^ For his biography, with references to archival documentation and publications on him and his family, see Holtz: "Hall, Moritz", in: Siegbert Uhlig (ed.): Encyclopaedia Aethiopica, vol. 2, Wiesbaden 2005. Also, a family photo shows Ustinov's grandmother with her husband and their children, including Ustinov's father Jona. ^ Ustinov, Peter (1977). Dear Me (1st ed.). Boston: Little, Brown. p. 95. ISBN 0-316-89051-0. OCLC 3071948.  ^ Exit Through the Fireplace by Kate Dunn, 1998 ^ "Obituary: Sir
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Films directed by Peter Ustinov

School for Secrets
School for Secrets
(1946) Vice Versa (1948) Private Angelo (1949) Romanoff and Juliet (1961) Billy Budd (1962) Lady L
Lady L
(1965) Hammersmith Is Out
Hammersmith Is Out
(1972) Memed, My Hawk
Memed, My Hawk
(1984)

Awards for Peter Ustinov

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Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor

1936–1950

Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1936) Joseph Schildkraut
Joseph Schildkraut
(1937) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1938) Thomas Mitchell (1939) Walter Brennan
Walter Brennan
(1940) Donald Crisp
Donald Crisp
(1941) Van Heflin
Van Heflin
(1942) Charles Coburn
Charles Coburn
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) James Dunn (1945) Harold Russell
Harold Russell
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) Dean Jagger
Dean Jagger
(1949) George Sanders
George Sanders
(1950)

1951–1975

Karl Malden
Karl Malden
(1951) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(1955) Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Hugh Griffith
Hugh Griffith
(1959) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Ed Begley
Ed Begley
(1962) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1963) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1964) Martin Balsam
Martin Balsam
(1965) Walter Matthau
Walter Matthau
(1966) George Kennedy
George Kennedy
(1967) Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
(1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(1974) George Burns
George Burns
(1975)

1976–2000

Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1976) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1977) Christopher Walken
Christopher Walken
(1978) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Don Ameche
Don Ameche
(1985) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Kevin Kline
Kevin Kline
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Joe Pesci
Joe Pesci
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
(1995) Cuba Gooding Jr.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
(1996) Robin Williams
Robin Williams
(1997) James Coburn
James Coburn
(1998) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000)

2001–present

Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Alan Arkin
Alan Arkin
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Mark Rylance
Mark Rylance
(2015) Mahershala Ali
Mahershala Ali
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Britannia Awards

Excellence in Film

Albert R. Broccoli
Albert R. Broccoli
(1989) Michael Caine
Michael Caine
(1990) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1992) Martin Scorsese
Martin Scorsese
(1993) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1995) Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Weinstein
(1996) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1997) John Travolta
John Travolta
(1998) Stanley Kubrick
Stanley Kubrick
(1999) Steven Spielberg
Steven Spielberg
(2000) George Lucas
George Lucas
(2002) Hugh Grant
Hugh Grant
(2003) Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
(2004) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(2005) Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood
(2006) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(2007) Sean Penn
Sean Penn
(2008) Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro
(2009) Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges
(2010) Warren Beatty
Warren Beatty
(2011) Daniel Day-Lewis
Daniel Day-Lewis
(2012) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2013) Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Downey Jr.
(2014) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(2015) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2016) Matt Damon
Matt Damon
(2017)

Excellence in Directing

Peter Weir
Peter Weir
(2003) Jim Sheridan (2004) Mike Newell (2005) Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
(2006) Martin Campbell
Martin Campbell
(2007) Stephen Frears
Stephen Frears
(2008) Danny Boyle
Danny Boyle
(2009) Christopher Nolan
Christopher Nolan
(2010) David Yates
David Yates
(2011) Quentin Tarantino
Quentin Tarantino
(2012) Kathryn Bigelow
Kathryn Bigelow
(2013) Mike Leigh
Mike Leigh
(2014) Sam Mendes
Sam Mendes
(2015) Ang Lee
Ang Lee
(2016) Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay
(2017)

Worldwide Contribution to Entertainment

Howard Stringer
Howard Stringer
(2003) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(2009) Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott
& Tony Scott
Tony Scott
(2010) John Lasseter
John Lasseter
(2011) Will Wright (2012) Ben Kingsley
Ben Kingsley
(2013) Judi Dench
Judi Dench
(2014) Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford
(2015) Samuel L. Jackson
Samuel L. Jackson
(2016) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2017)

British Artist of the Year

Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
(2006) Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet
(2007) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(2008) Emily Blunt
Emily Blunt
(2009) Michael Sheen
Michael Sheen
(2010) Helena Bonham Carter
Helena Bonham Carter
(2011) Daniel Craig
Daniel Craig
(2012) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2013) Emma Watson
Emma Watson
(2014) James Corden
James Corden
(2015) Felicity Jones
Felicity Jones
(2016) Claire Foy (2017)

Excellence in Comedy

Betty White
Betty White
(2010) Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(2011) Trey Parker
Trey Parker
and Matt Stone
Matt Stone
(2012) Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen
(2013) Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
(2014) Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer
(2015) Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais
(2016) Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari
(2017)

Excellence in Television

Aaron Spelling
Aaron Spelling
(1999) HBO
HBO
Original Programming (2002) Dick Van Dyke
Dick Van Dyke
(2017)

Humanitarian Award

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis
(2007) Don Cheadle
Don Cheadle
(2008) Colin Firth
Colin Firth
(2009) Idris Elba
Idris Elba
(2013) Mark Ruffalo
Mark Ruffalo
(2014) Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom
(2015) Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
(2016)

Retired Awards

BBC
BBC
(1999) Tarsem Singh
Tarsem Singh
(1999) Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
(2003) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2004) Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
(2005) Ronald Neame
Ronald Neame
(2005) Sidney Poitier
Sidney Poitier
(2006) Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne (2007)

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Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Robert Cummings
Robert Cummings
(1955) Lloyd Nolan
Lloyd Nolan
(1956) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1957) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1958) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1959) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1960) Maurice Evans (1961) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1962) Trevor Howard
Trevor Howard
(1963) Jack Klugman
Jack Klugman
(1964) Alfred Lunt
Alfred Lunt
(1965) Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson
(1966) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1967) Melvyn Douglas
Melvyn Douglas
(1968) Paul Scofield
Paul Scofield
(1969) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1970) George C. Scott
George C. Scott
(1971) Keith Michell
Keith Michell
(1972) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1973) Anthony Murphy (1973) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1974) William Holden
William Holden
(1974) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1975) Peter Falk
Peter Falk
(1975) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1976) Hal Holbrook
Hal Holbrook
(1976) Ed Flanders
Ed Flanders
(1977) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(1977) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1978) Michael Moriarty (1978) Peter Strauss (1979) Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
(1980) Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
(1981) Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
(1982) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1983) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1984) Richard Crenna
Richard Crenna
(1985) Dustin Hoffman
Dustin Hoffman
(1986) James Woods
James Woods
(1987) Jason Robards
Jason Robards
(1988) James Woods
James Woods
(1989) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1990) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1991) Beau Bridges
Beau Bridges
(1992) Robert Morse
Robert Morse
(1993) Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
(1994) Raúl Juliá
Raúl Juliá
(1995) Alan Rickman
Alan Rickman
(1996) Armand Assante
Armand Assante
(1997) Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise
(1998) Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
(1999) Jack Lemmon
Jack Lemmon
(2000) Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh
(2001) Albert Finney
Albert Finney
(2002) William H. Macy
William H. Macy
(2003) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2004) Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush
(2005) Andre Braugher
Andre Braugher
(2006) Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(2007) Paul Giamatti
Paul Giamatti
(2008) Brendan Gleeson
Brendan Gleeson
(2009) Al Pacino
Al Pacino
(2010) Barry Pepper
Barry Pepper
(2011) Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner
(2012) Michael Douglas
Michael Douglas
(2013) Benedict Cumberbatch
Benedict Cumberbatch
(2014) Richard Jenkins
Richard Jenkins
(2015) Courtney B. Vance
Courtney B. Vance
(2016) Riz Ahmed
Riz Ahmed
(2017)

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Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Akim Tamiroff
Akim Tamiroff
(1943) Barry Fitzgerald
Barry Fitzgerald
(1944) J. Carrol Naish
J. Carrol Naish
(1945) Clifton Webb
Clifton Webb
(1946) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1947) Walter Huston
Walter Huston
(1948) James Whitmore
James Whitmore
(1949) Edmund Gwenn
Edmund Gwenn
(1950) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1951) Millard Mitchell
Millard Mitchell
(1952) Frank Sinatra
Frank Sinatra
(1953) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1954) Arthur Kennedy
Arthur Kennedy
(1955) Earl Holliman
Earl Holliman
(1956) Red Buttons
Red Buttons
(1957) Burl Ives
Burl Ives
(1958) Stephen Boyd
Stephen Boyd
(1959) Sal Mineo
Sal Mineo
(1960) George Chakiris
George Chakiris
(1961) Omar Sharif
Omar Sharif
(1962) John Huston
John Huston
(1963) Edmond O'Brien
Edmond O'Brien
(1964) Oskar Werner
Oskar Werner
(1965) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1966) Richard Attenborough
Richard Attenborough
(1967) Daniel Massey (1968) Gig Young
Gig Young
(1969) John Mills
John Mills
(1970) Ben Johnson (1971) Joel Grey
Joel Grey
(1972) John Houseman
John Houseman
(1973) Fred Astaire
Fred Astaire
(1974) Richard Benjamin
Richard Benjamin
(1975) Laurence Olivier
Laurence Olivier
(1976) Peter Firth
Peter Firth
(1977) John Hurt
John Hurt
(1978) Melvyn Douglas/ Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall
(1979) Timothy Hutton
Timothy Hutton
(1980) John Gielgud
John Gielgud
(1981) Louis Gossett Jr.
Louis Gossett Jr.
(1982) Jack Nicholson
Jack Nicholson
(1983) Haing S. Ngor
Haing S. Ngor
(1984) Klaus Maria Brandauer
Klaus Maria Brandauer
(1985) Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1988) Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
(1989) Bruce Davison
Bruce Davison
(1990) Jack Palance
Jack Palance
(1991) Gene Hackman
Gene Hackman
(1992) Tommy Lee Jones
Tommy Lee Jones
(1993) Martin Landau
Martin Landau
(1994) Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt
(1995) Edward Norton
Edward Norton
(1996) Burt Reynolds
Burt Reynolds
(1997) Ed Harris
Ed Harris
(1998) Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
(1999) Benicio del Toro
Benicio del Toro
(2000) Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
(2001) Chris Cooper
Chris Cooper
(2002) Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(2003) Clive Owen
Clive Owen
(2004) George Clooney
George Clooney
(2005) Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
(2006) Javier Bardem
Javier Bardem
(2007) Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
(2008) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2009) Christian Bale
Christian Bale
(2010) Christopher Plummer
Christopher Plummer
(2011) Christoph Waltz
Christoph Waltz
(2012) Jared Leto
Jared Leto
(2013) J. K. Simmons
J. K. Simmons
(2014) Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone
(2015) Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
(2016) Sam Rockwell
Sam Rockwell
(2017)

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Presidents of the César Awards ceremonies

Jean Gabin
Jean Gabin
(1976) Lino Ventura
Lino Ventura
(1977) Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1978) Charles Vanel
Charles Vanel
(1979) Jean Marais
Jean Marais
(1980) Yves Montand
Yves Montand
(1981) Orson Welles
Orson Welles
(1982) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1983) Gene Kelly
Gene Kelly
(1984) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1985) Madeleine Renaud
Madeleine Renaud
and Jean-Louis Barrault
Jean-Louis Barrault
(1986) Sean Connery
Sean Connery
(1987) Miloš Forman
Miloš Forman
(1988) Peter Ustinov
Peter Ustinov
(1989) Kirk Douglas
Kirk Douglas
(1990) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1991) Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1992) Marcello Mastroianni
Marcello Mastroianni
(1993) Gérard Depardieu
Gérard Depardieu
(1994) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(1995) Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
(1996) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1997) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(1998) Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1999) Alain Delon
Alain Delon
(2000) Daniel Auteuil
Daniel Auteuil
(2001) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(2002) — (2003) Fanny Ardant
Fanny Ardant
(2004) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(2005) Carole Bouquet
Carole Bouquet
(2006) Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
(2007) Jean Rochefort
Jean Rochefort
(2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Marion Cotillard
Marion Cotillard
(2010) Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster
(2011) Guillaume Canet
Guillaume Canet
(2012) Jamel Debbouze
Jamel Debbouze
(2013) François Cluzet
François Cluzet
(2014) Dany Boon
Dany Boon
(2015) Claude Lelouch
Claude Lelouch
(2016) – (2017)

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